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Tesla Model S goes from pricey to most expensive ever

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The Model S is already one of the most expensive cars in the Tesla Motors family. Of course, it’s possible to make the car even pricier — thanks to obscene upgrades and a thirst for more performance toys.

Al & Ed’s Autosound, based in West Hollywood, California, took the Tesla Model S to a whole new level of balls-out.

The gear head guys took the 85 kilowatt-hour Model S ($85,900 base price). They tacked on the “performance plus” set-up (including fiber spoiler and red brake calipers) and the model jumps into the $123,770 price range.

Al & Ed fitted the ride with smart air suspension ($2,250), the tech package ($3,750), ultra high-fidelity sound system ($2,500), a panoramic sunroof ($2,500) and gorgeous 21-inch grey turbine wheels ($4,500) and the Tesla Motors vehicle costs more than the public garages it’ll get parked in.

The boys weren’t done, explains AutoBlog:

“And then the fun really starts. For instance, those wheels get upgraded to “GhostGold” forged wheels for $7,500, “exterior 3M change wrap” runs $6,000, carbon-fiber body kit goes for $5,250 and the “audiophile upgrade” costs $9,500. Finally, get a load of the “bespoke” made-to-order interior upholstery. That’ll run $25,000.”

The video below shows off the Tesla Model S revamp in all it’s disgustingly beautifully glory.

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Honda NM4 Vultus is an anime-inspired dream bike

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With just one view of the Honda NM4 Vultus, anime images race through the mind faster than the sport bike would race through the streets. The bike looks like it launched from the pages of a manga trade.

It did. Honda said as much.

The motor company called the NM4 “a ground-breaking machine inspired by futuristic machines seen in the anime and manga television and film styles, known collectively as ‘Japanimation.’” Japanimation is not a block on Cartoon Network. I checked.

The Honda Japanimation machine features an ergonomic riding position and comes fitted with a rider backrest which can be flipped into a pillion seat. These features alone prove the new NM4 Vultus from Honda was designed with long distances in mind.

More specs from the Top Speed gang:

The new motorcycle is propelled by a 745cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 8-valve, SOHC parallel 2-cylinder engine which generates a maximum power of 40.3kW at 6,250rpm and 68Nm of torque at 4,750rpm. The engine’s power is kept in leash by a standard Dual Clutch Transmission system.

They’ve also got an extensive review of the 2014 Honda NM4 Vultus.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-dOcpHnCxQ&w=853&h=480]

Still no mention of the actual price of the Honda ride but expect Bruce Wayne prices from the bike with the Batman look. Is there an anime Batman?

PRICE: TBD

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The $400,000 street-legal motorcycle that turns into a helicopter

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Stuck again in rage-inducing traffic? Chill out hombre, cause now you can fly right over it in your very own “Helicycle”—assuming you’ve got a cool $395,000 to drop and 540 feet of runway space for take off.

The 2-seater helicopter can transform into a road-legal motorcycle in only ten minutes. Every childhood fantasy you ever had of being a Transformer just came true.

A 27 –gallon fuel tank will ensure you don’t have to come down until you’re long past the honking cars, too, with the ability to fly 220 miles at a time. That oughta give you some distance.

Its sleek body is built out of carbon fiber, titanium and aluminum, keeping it lightweight and pretty damn fast. It runs off a 230hp four-cylinder engine and can catch speeds up to 112mph on both land and air, with a zero to 60mph take off in under 8 seconds on the road. Not too shabby.

Oh, and to really get the bang for your buck, the price includes training to fly it. Because when you’re dropping almost half a million bucks, those things matter.

$395K 

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Tesla Model S clocks in at over $200K

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The Tesla Model S has a typical tag price around $60,000 for the standard model. Start adding the bells and whistles and the car will hover in the $90-$100,000 price range.

If you’ve got the wallet there is another option — fully loaded. But what’s the most expensive Model S you can build? Teslarati has the answer.

Clicking all available options to buyers, the most expensive Model S will total over $205,820. That’s more than twice as much as the normal Tesla vehicle.

For more awesome pics of the gorgeous Model S, check out this piece.

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