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Super Tesla Modified A Tesla

Discussion in 'Future Vehicles' started by dgindio, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. dgindio

    dgindio dgindio

    Apr 15, 2016
    Indio, California

    Oh God, Modified A Tesla
    Since this is just a carspotting video that we happened to see on Road & Track, we don’t have any official specs for the creation. We don’t know if hacked his Tesla with Chevy Volt parts for extra power output. (That’s what all the cool EV modifiers do.) We don’t know if he modified his differentials to have left-wheel drive. Thanks to some serious window tint, we don’t know if he removed all of the seats and changed the interior into a grass-lined ecoscape of sustainable wonder.
    All we can gather is that this is a gigantic electric car with a huge widebody kit, suicide doors, and the biggest fake air intake I have ever seen on a car.

    The thing about this vehicle is that every modification has the form of something fast and racey. The car is extra low, the wheels are extra big, the body is extra wide, and there’s that huge air intake and other assorted vents peppered around the body.
    And these are all design traits that you might see on a mid-engined prototype race car.
    But this is not a mid-engined prototype race car. It’s a fat sedan with no engine at all.
    I cannot hate this car, I have to say. I kind of like the styling direction, and I really love that decided to customize his own car rather than just, I don’t know, put another boring stock Bentley on the road. I should not discourage people from fostering their own automotive visions and I should definitely not discourage people from actually going out and building them.
    But this is what’s wrong with form over function. Cool as this vehicle might look, it has done nothing but make the Tesla engineering underneath worse. It’s kind of stupid, but at least it’s fun.

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  2. bkp_duke

    bkp_duke Active Member

    May 15, 2016
    San Diego, CA
  3. Watts 4 Me

    Watts 4 Me Member

    May 6, 2016
    Nope. Air scopes on the side?
  4. AustinPowers

    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

    Jan 27, 2012
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Honestly, this is one of the ugliest things I have ever seen.

    That poor Model S underneath now has to endure all the stares of people who think "what on earth is that aboniation".
    Good thing the owner at least thought of removing all the official Tesla signage.
    What a dork. Obviously has no sense of style, but way too much money on hand.
    Perhaps he wanted the car to look like the type of woman he prefers: overstyled and with way to much plastic added to the body ;)

    Funny, from some angles it now looks like a mixture between a Chevrolet Volt and a BMW i8.
    Where have the graceful lines of the Model S disappeared to?
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  5. Electric_Blue

    Electric_Blue Member

    Sep 7, 2016
    Its different thats for sure.
  6. raysspl

    raysspl Member

    Mar 2, 2016
    Not a fan but I can respect the perspective

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