Tesla Model S Gets Unplugged Performance Mods

APR 8 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 14

Tesla Model S With Unplugged Performance Front Fascia

Tesla Model S With Unplugged Performance Front Fascia

“Unplugged Performance is the world’s first tuning company with a focus exclusively on the Tesla Model S. Using our own P85+, Unplugged produces an exclusive range of premium grade products to give a new performance identity to the Model S. Improving on perfection is no easy task and to do so Unplugged products are professionally designed, prototyped and manufactured in house in Hawthorne, California. Supercar performance found in the Model S for the first time meets Supercar-grade enhancements with Unplugged Performance. Make your car’s identity as unique as you are and stand apart at the Supercharger with an Unplugged equipped Model S.”

That’s how Unplugged Performance describes itself.

Unplugged Performance was founded in 2013.  The “exclusive range of premium grade products” you see here are the currently available parts for the Model S.  Prices seem reasonable to us:

Carbon fiber front spoiler – $1,650 (plastic version for $1,350)

Side skirts – $1,450 unpainted ($1,995 in carbon fiber)

You’ll find a complete list of Unplugged Performance parts (including prices for most of the modifications) by following this link.

Of note is that Unplugged Performance intends to only ever focus on Tesla.  The aftermarket company says that both the Tesla Model X and Model E will be supported by Unplugged Performance parts soon after the vehicles launch.

Tesla Model S With Unplugged Performance Front Chin Spoiler

Tesla Model S With Unplugged Performance Front Chin Spoiler and Diffuser

Tesla Model S With Unplugged Performance Rear Under Spoiler and Diffuser

Tesla Model S With Unplugged Performance Rear Under Spoiler and Diffuser

Tesla Model S With Unplugged Performance Side Skirts and Trunk Spoiler

Tesla Model S With Unplugged Performance Side Skirts and Trunk Spoiler

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14 Comments on "Tesla Model S Gets Unplugged Performance Mods"

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Is it more aerodynamic?

I kinda like the more aggressive front fascia… Wonder what it does to the vehicle aerodynamics?

They should offer video side mirror kits..

They should have comparison pictures right next to each other.

I would like this company to produce numbers detailing the improved performance.

I think the improved performance is “looks of a performance car” which is great/fine.

wow it really looks good.

Much more aggressive.

Gets rid of the plain vanilla look of the stock S.

+1

Do they offer a front motor kit that makes it AWD and greatly increases the power put to the ground?

Do they offer add-on modular battery packs for long-distance racing that would fit in the frunk and where the fold down rear seats would go?

Do they offer roll-cages for compliance in various racing organization rules?

Do they offer uprated motor controllers or uprated motors that put more power to the grounds?

Uprated performance suspension? Brakes? Wheels?

Nope, just rice for your Model S. Should have called the company Unplugged Rice. Sorry, but I actually expect performance from my performance upgrades.

Rice? Really?

I’ve seen riced out Prii… 😉 They’re hilarious!

Riced out anything is usually hilarious.

Nix is right, this is joke of an ‘Performance mod’.

I am shocked they didn’t design a new nosecone. If they are going for changing the look, that would have stood out the most.

When you watch Tesla videos they often talk about the amount of wind testing that they do. As an example in one of their videos they talk about the lack of side mirrors on the upcoming model X. By simply eliminating something as insignificant as a side mirror and replacing it with a camera. Or by motorizing door handles you can gain mileage. That makes me wonder what percentage of your battery will be drained both by the added weight of aftermarket body panels but by changing the coefficient of drag on the vehicle.

While I googled to see if anyone was making anything cool, I can’t see messing with what is already a great car.