While the Tesla Model Y does come with an “off-road assist mode” to make it more capable when taken off the beaten path, CEO Elon Musk probably didn’t think owners would do this with it. Or maybe he did.
A Twitter user by the name of Adeelkhan recently showed off the impressive off-roading capabilities of the electric SUV by getting it almost completely submerged.
According to Adeelkhan’s profile, his Model Y has been modified with a set of 29″ all-terrain tires, much beefier than what comes standard at delivery. It also has a 1.75″ suspension lift kit installed.
Clearly not afraid to get his car into difficult situations, Adeelkhan took his dad with on a recent off-roading adventure when they came across what looked like a large puddle. Since it was the only way to their destination, they crossed it only to realize it wasn’t so much a puddle as it was a small lake.
Since they had to cross it again on their way home, the pair decided to film the return journey and caught this amazing video of the Model Y getting very, very wet.
@elonmusk I took my dad off road in a lifted with 29″ A/T tire Model Y
I did not know how deep it was until we crossed it then on the way back I
We filmed it since its only way out.
The car is absolutely fine and nothing happened to it but please don’t try this.@tesla pic.twitter.com/yLgZHo6Kee
— Adeelkhan (@Adeelkh52712418) October 13, 2020
We *def* don’t recommended this, but Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time. Thrust via wheel rotation.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2016
Editor’s note: this article has been updated to better reflect the situation, including adding the suspension lift kit.