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New Unplugged Performance front fascia?

hydro 481

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Apparently Unplugged Performance is coming out with a new front fascia for the Model 3. Saw it on Youtuber DAErik's recent video. At first glance it looked like their Ascension front fascia. But if you look closer you'll notice this updated version is much cleaner. That was my main gripe about their old design. The bottom half was too busy looking. Looks like they cleaned it up nicely in this iteration. I just wish they didn't make it quite so pointy where it rounds off. But still, I think it's a big improvement over the stock front end. Hopefully they'll release it soon. I included comparison photos of the new and old design below.

New design
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Old design
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Side by side with OEM
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Here's a link to DAErik's video. You can see the car around 1:51.
 

MichaelP90DL

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Looks cool. My S got the refresh fascia there last week. I posted some pics, too. Now, all you have left to do is file that edge until it will cut legs like a knife. You know, for pedestrians who cross outside the lines. ;)
 
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hydro 481

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Looks cool. My S got the refresh fascia there last week. I posted some pics, too. Now, all you have left to do is file that edge until it will cut legs like a knife. You know, for pedestrians who cross outside the lines. ;)
Where's the pics of your Tessie? Funny cuz I call my car Tessa :D

You were there last week? Did you see the white Model 3?
 

MichaelP90DL

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I was trying to figure out what that double lip-look reminded me of then it finally dawned on me:
Ha! For a long time I wondered why the front end of the Model 3 looked so oddly familiar. One day it finally dawned on me. I'm a fan of the Zippy the Pinhead comic strip and some features of the head of the character of Mr. The Toad are similar. I shared my discovery with the cartoonist but he didn't reply. Probably thought I was nuts. LOL

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hydro 481

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Ha! For a long time I wondered why the front end of the Model 3 looked so oddly familiar. One day it finally dawned on me. I'm a fan of the Zippy the Pinhead comic strip and some features of the head of the character of Mr. The Toad are similar. I shared my discovery with the cartoonist but he didn't reply. Probably thought I was nuts. LOL

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Once I saw this, I could never unsee it. Should’ve probably named my car daisy :p
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I love my Model 3 but I will never get used to that hideous duck bill front end. Why couldn’t they just round out the front? Would be a great looking car.
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ecarfan

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Aesthetics are subjective. I prefer the OEM look over any aftermarket alternatives I have seen to date.

I also value function along with form. I am not convinced that any aftermarket front end provides a decrease in drag, and suspect that in fact they all increase drag. I am waiting for the aftermarket companies to provide wind tunnel data for their products, but as far as I know they have not.

So the aftermarket front ends are simply a case of form neglecting function.
 

hydro 481

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i think it makes the car look like a late 90s/2000s Celica. too ricey for me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I agree that the silver one looks a bit ricey with all the weird lines. The white one is not perfect but IMO it looks more OEM than the OEM bumper lol.
 

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