This 2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance, equipped with a bevy of Unplugged Performance visual & performance parts, all wrapped up in a gorgeous Stealth Black wrap, makes this one of the most interesting Model 3 builds to date
When you talk about tuning an electric vehicle, in most situations, addressing the visual department is the only way to go. After all, for most of these EVs, the aftermarket industry still has a lot of catching up to do. However, that’s not the case with Tesla, as high-profile aftermarket tuners like Unplugged Performance have proved in the last few years. In turn, building a gorgeous-looking Tesla, whether it be a Model S, Model 3, Model X or Model Y, has never been easier.
However, addressing just the visual aspect is not the only mod you can do, as companies like UP have also developed a number of performance modifications, aimed at different aspects of the vehicle. In turn, the electric vehicle tuning scene is thriving, producing some of the most unique builds to date.
This particular vehicle is a 2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance, a vehicle that comes with impressive power & handling from the factory, an appropriate range for both daily driving and long road trips. However, for this owner, that just wasn’t enough. This car needed a personal touch and we can consciously state that the final look that was achieved is nothing short of stunning.
As you will see from the media gallery below, the most impacting added to this vehicle is the Stealth Black wrap, followed by the Unplugged Performance Model 3 front fascia system. While the former is self-explanatory, the latter is one of the most understated, albeit impactful mods available for this platform. It replaces the OEM bumper with a custom aftermarket solution. The Ascension Front Fascia System is a complete bolt-on replacement solution designed to replace the Tesla Model 3’s front fascia (front bumper cover) with our performance-inspired redesign. Included in the package is a front bumper cover with under panel continuity, and all related hardware to facilitate easy installation. There are no additional parts needed to purchase for a complete and seamless factory-style bolt-on installation.
For the next upgrade, the owner stays with the same company, adding the Unplugged Performance Model 3 high-efficiency carbon fiber trunk spoiler to his Model 3, giving a note of exclusivity in the rear, achieved partly by the satin carbon fiber finish, partly by the premium craftsmanship on this product, light years ahead of cheap knockoffs from China, achieving a perfect addition to the rear of this vehicle. It’s also a form follows function type of a product, as Unplugged clearly explains on their website:
When we ventured into designing the high-efficiency trunk spoiler, our goal was to improve the aero efficiency of the Tesla Model 3, thus improving the range and overall performance of the vehicle. In turn, we used the latest in aero simulation and CAD technology, resulting in a spoiler that not only looks great but is also simple to install, doesn’t impede the rearward visibility for the driver, and most importantly, reduces the overall drag, resulting in slightly increased range in some driving scenarios.
For the interior, the Model 3 now sports the Unplugged Performance Alcantara-upholstered headliner. This rather simple touch results in a much more luxurious and refined feel in the interior and we hear that this is one of the favorite mods for owners of the Model 3 right now, as it’s reasonably simple & inexpensive to do, but adds so much to the interior of this vehicle. And this owner definitely wanted to upgrade every nook & cranny of his vehicle.
Performance modifications include the Unplugged Performance dual-rate lowering springs, adjustable billet rear camber arms, street & Track brake pads, and stainless-steel brake lines, resulting in improved handling & braking performance, giving the Model 3 Performance, even more, bite both on and off the racetrack. In turn, we firmly believe this is one of the best upgrade combinations for Model 3 owners who want just a tad better handling, all the while without impacting daily driving quality and comfort levels.
Sure, you could go with a BFB (Big Fucking Brake) carbon ceramic big brake kit from the same company, but for most owners that don’t track their Model 3s, that won’t be necessary.
We gotta conclude this with one thought; this is one of the nicest-looking Model 3 builds we’ve seen to date. Sure, it could do with a set of aftermarket wheels, something from ADV.1 Wheels, for example, but even in this form, it looks impressive as is. To make matters even more interesting, this particular 2020 Stealth Black Tesla Model 3 Performance is on sale by the owner. And by looking at the images and the parts list, this may be one of the best purchases a performance-oriented EV owner might go for right now.
You can grab a more detailed look at this build in the media gallery below.