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Unplugged Performance Offers Tesla Model S Face-Lift to All

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 6/16/2016 Jonathon Klein

After the launch of the Tesla Model X and the introduction of the hugely anticipated, and already successful, Model 3, Tesla released what amounted to be a mid-cycle refresh for the Model S. The primary draw was the new front fascia that resembled the rest of Tesla's new lineup.

The more fluid design smoothed out the somewhat jarring front end. However, Tesla did not state whether previous generation Model S owners were able to receive the refresh. Thus, many felt left out. To satiate owners, and given that the architecture didn't change, Unplugged Performance were able to copy the new fascia for those wishing to update their Tesla's style.

Tesla Model S Refresh Unplugged Performance 2© Provided by MotorTrend Tesla Model S Refresh Unplugged Performance 2 For those unfamiliar with Unplugged Performance, the company is an aftermarket tuner that specializes in Teslas. According to the company, the refresh front fascia they've designed works with all Model S sedans produced from 2012 to 2016 and does not interfere with those equipped with AutoPilot, or interfere with the factory-installed jump start terminals in the front of the car's nosecone.

Additionally, Unplugged Performance also performed aero and cooling testing and report that neither is affected by the refreshed front fascia. It doesn't, however, come pre-painted, so customers will have to have the part painted to color-match the rest of their car. The refreshed front fascia costs $2,995, minus a $300 deposit made when ordered. For those that pre-order the refreshed unit before July 1, they'll get a $500 discount.

Tesla Model S Refresh Unplugged Performance 1© Provided by MotorTrend Tesla Model S Refresh Unplugged Performance 1 The company also offers a host of other personalization and performance products to help customers individualize their Tesla Model S as they see fit, including; a carbon fiber seat back, custom 21-inch BBS wheels, front and rear diffusors, and a carbon fiber trunk spoiler. The company is also working on increasing the car's performance and range with upgraded braking, new suspension components, along with other items.

We spoke to Ben Shaffer, the President of Bulletproof Automotive and Unplugged Performance, a few years ago and he stated that "We'd like to have a well-rounded car that's a tuner solution for Tesla like AMG is for Mercedes." Shaffer stated more recently, "Our clients represent the most passionate Tesla owners on the planet; we've earned their support year after year by continually creating products that make their cars distinctively special.We aspire for every client to have the pride of owning cars that stand apart at the supercharger rather than simply aspiring to fit in."

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