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Mesh grille

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Merrill, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Merrill

    Merrill Active Member

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    Does anyone know if there has been someone who has developed a mesh grille for the Model S, I know this has been discussed before but think that if it is done correctly would look great. A chrome mesh that has large has larger spacing than a small mesh configuration that I have seen in some pictures.
     
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    I suspect that this would have a negative impact on range (aerodynamics) if not done properly.
     
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    Do you mean in place of the nose cone? If so, count me out. I LIKE the distinctive look of the cone and a mesh would be so much more difficult to keep clean.
     
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    #5 mattboyd, Apr 10, 2014
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    Interesting. Everyone has their own tastes, but I am really enamored when the design/style and the utility of a component really marry up perfectly. For example, on so many of the Pininfarina styled Ferraris, the beautiful bodywork always has some sort of function, such as aerodynamics or air intake scoops, etc. I hated seeing the Ferrari 355 which has a completely useless front grill "just for show" because we are used to having front grills on cars. Likewise on the Model S, while the front nosecone is far from my favorite styling point on the car, I can't think of something better -- putting some sort of air intake looking grill just would make me cringe (unless it provided some sort of utility).

    But then that's just me. I like the look of the mesh grill in the thread above, but the non-utility of it would make me cringe if it were on my car.
     
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    Mod Note: the advertising posts got moved to the deep, dark closet where we hide that stuff. My apologies to the folks that commented/replied to it but your posts subsequently went the way of Yezhov.
     
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    What was removed? If the advertisement was for a replacement grille, can anything about be posted?
     
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    Stickers,wasn't a real replacement grille. The reason I left a note here was because five folks replied (although none of them liked the product).
     
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    If you mean a grille for the nose cone, if it's an open grille it would totally mess up the aerodynamics and you'd see what's behind it, which not pretty. There already is a grille under the nose cone and it serves a real cooling purpose. A mesh grille for the nose cone is of no practical value. If you want it for aesthetics it would have to be phony.
     

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