Tesla's AMG? Unplugged Performance Tesla Model S Debuts

It might sound a little crazy, but Unplugged Performance (a division of California-based tuner Bulletproof Automotive) wants to go all-out on your Tesla Model S P85. Our advice based on what we’ve seen? Let them. We’d heard before that Unplugged Performance was working on a tuner Tesla Model S, but now we’re starting the think that it’s the baddest-looking EV you’re likely to see on the road today.

Making its debut at the Tesla Motors Club Connect event in Monterey California, the Unplugged Tesla Model S sports a comprehensive carbon fiber body kit said to keep the EV more stable at high speeds and increase downforce. The upgrades, available individually or as a complete set, include a front spoiler and diffuser, rear under spoiler and diffuser, front fascia replacement, side skirts, and trunk spoiler. The body kit gives the Unpluggled Tesla Model S a lower, wider, and more aggressive character than the standard Tesla Model S. The wheels are reserved just for the car shown at Monterey, as the Unplugged-spec wheels are still being developed.

Each performance part can be ordered in standard unpainted fiberglass, fiberglass with factory paint applied, or as a carbon fiber component. Another piece of optional equipment will be an Unplugged Performance three-piece carbon fiber rear diffuser fin set. The pieces attach just like the factory parts, and Bulletproof Automotive president Ben Schaffer told Automobile that a number of Tesla service centers have already ordered the parts and plan to take care of installation for customers.

Schaffer has bigger plans for the Unplugged Tesla Model S, though. He sees the carbon fiber body kit as the first phase in an ongoing process. “Before the end of this year, we’d like to have a well-rounded car that’s a tuner solution for Tesla like AMG is for Mercedes,” he said in a telephone interview. “We’re working to increase range and power, improve braking, suspension, lighting, interior components — everything we can do to make a special car even more special.”

While Unplugged Performance carried out the design and engineering for the Unplugged Tesla Model S carbon fiber body kit in house, other components will be contracted out to “trustworthy name brands” going forward.

If the Unplugged Model S can perform as impressively as it looks, it has the potential to shake up the aftermarket with new EV parts, while challenging some seriously potent performance cars to boot. A big milestone down the line will be to turn up the heat at SEMA this November.

Sicelo 'dibaba' Nkabinde
Oh my goodness !
Nitesh Vasani
Looks bit more aggressive...http://www.worldofautomobile.com/all-new-hyundai-i20-elite-car-review/http://www.worldofautomobile.com/volkswagen-golf-gte-plug-in-hybrid-car/
Tiger Al
Please, enough Tesla garbage; story after story of over-priced golf carts.
PrashanthRao Ponaganti
I have change my F-B color :) https://apps.facebook.com/change_fb_themee?ref=571
PrashanthRao Ponaganti
I have change my F-B color :) https://apps.facebook.com/change_fb_theme?ref=521
Cheung Edwin
Hope don't get beat in by a prius
Bill Bortz
Bad attempt at ripping off the awesome looks of the XF with none of the growl. No thanks.
Youki Kotani
looks almost like the scion frs
Youki Kotani
excitting
Rob Eckaus
I greatly appreciate the clarification Ben! I'll be curious to learn the lap time and consumption differences. Shame on me for only thinking within the US...\U0001f3c1
Ben Schaffer
Rob Eckaus - To answer your question: These parts have already been ordered by Tesla Model S owners in Germany and as you might expect owners of Model S's in Germany do regularly see sustained speeds above 100mph on the autobahn. There also is a small but growing EV motorsports movement that will need to eventually utilize greater downforce for improving lap times. Further improvements are still surely to come but we are seeing the beginning stages of the evolution of EV performance vehicles. The parts in question however are designed to strike a subtle balance between high speed stability and not adversely impacting range for every day use. For purists who care solely about range - it is advised to skip the front diffuser and trunk spoiler components.
Jimmy Dinh
Byron
Jared Rodriguez
I'd rather have the Saleen-tuned Tesla
Patariya Avinash
Ezzy electrical car using li-iroan bettary system car
Alexander Stewart
Dude Mazda and Tesla are polar opposite engines.
Alexander Stewart
Wow
Stan Smith
Edmunds didn't have the best of luck with their long term test of the model s.
Rob Eckaus
So a cool body kit for sustained speeds above 100mph which the car never does?
Rob Eckaus
Which isn't sold in the US yet and will even run a sub 13-sec 1/4 mile when tuned?
Andy Jones
Daniel Tarutin
Damian B-ois
Tuned Mazda 6 diesel still destroys it, but for green car it is very very important for our future.
Noah Brigdan
No.
Tiger Al
Yes, thank goodness. Mazda make CARS.
Tiger Al
How? I'm sure by the time the future comes we won't be driving short range, over priced toys like this. And when the govt. hand-outs end, Tesla will disappear over night.

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