The world’s most expensive Tesla is covered in gold

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Right now, the maximum you can spend on a new Tesla, a fully loaded Model S Plaid + with every available upgrade, is $ 168,990. To a certain subset of buyers, even the most expensive Tesla can feel shockingly ordinary. So the folks at Caviar, who typically make custom iPhones, have used some of their magic to turn the Model S into the Model Excellence 24K.

The Caviar Model Excellence 24K comes in a striking black with gold accents. Black-and-gold has been an iconic car livery since the days of the “Smokey and the Bandit” Trans Am at least, and perhaps even going back to the John Player Special Lotus Grand Prix racers. However, Caviar has given a Midas touch to the idea by using real “999” 24K gold – the purest kind – electrically plated on various elements. A modified grille, the wheels, the door handles, the tailgate spoiler, the body panels and various other items are shown in gold.

The car retails for $ 299,999, and the super-exclusive Tesla is limited to 99, which is probably enough. However, those intrepid individuals willing to get behind the wheel of their gilded Tesla should be forewarned. Caviar warns that by driving the Model Excellence 24K you can “dazzle those around you with your splendor.” Indeed.