Tesla’s electric cars are generally considered luxury cars or luxury cars, but for some people they are not fully customized. Whether it’s inside, outside, or somewhere in between, aftermarket mods may (or may not) give you future design clues from the automaker.
A recent TikTok video shared last month shows a seriously upgraded Tesla Model 3 built by user @tesla_val (via). Slash gear — See the clip at the bottom of this blog post). The upgrade features LED lighting trim around the center console, dashboard and door handles, and the video shows the impressive process the user took to modify the vehicle.
The video begins with the user removing the carbon fiber trim around the center console and across the dash and replacing each with an RGB LED trim. Then remove the door and window panels and the user puts an LED liner around the handle. Finally, the user removes the central touch screen, speakers, and panels under the steering wheel and replaces each with LED lights.
The result is a beautiful white LED that enters the vehicle through the steering wheel, and when you step inside, you get a visually stunning display of synchronized RGB colors. It looks good, but this complex mod is great for professionals and anyone who really knows what they’re doing.
Nonetheless, this unique transformation to the Model 3 interior joins a wide range of aftermarket mods that many believe can upgrade Tesla, whether purely aesthetic or strictly performance-related. ..
For example, a collaboration between Orbis and NASA has brought a new periodic wave disc brake rotor to the Tesla Model S Plaid. Creators want to bring this to the US market as soon as possible. Motor trend.. As far as performance is concerned, NASA says brake discs offer “a lightweight brake rotor design with high heat dissipation using new surface cooling technology.”
Meanwhile, Michigan startup Our Next Energy (ONE) has also recently reportedly retrofitted the Model S with a 752 mile battery pack. Car and driver last month. This option is yet another example of aftermarket parts that people are putting out instead of directly related options from Tesla, and appeared a few weeks before CEO Elon Musk commented on the production of long-distance EVs.
From Tesla’s white upholstery to its range, automakers can certainly make some improvements, even though they have the largest customer base of any EV company. Knowing Tesla, certain aftermarket parts can pave the way for such improvements.
Transformed Tesla interior
Source: Slash Gear via @tesla_val / Motor Trend / Car and Driver