If you like the Tesla Model S and can afford one, the Revozport mods for it might be appealing too. Revozport is a Chinese company that specializes in body kits. Its mods for the Model S include front and rear spoilers and side skirts. You can also purchase 22-inch Klassen wheels, which make a stronger visual impression. These are $11,000… which is about double the cost of the body mods from Revozport.
The fact that there is some aftermarket activity for the Model S is a compliment. Revozport also sells mods for vehicles made by Lamborghini and McLaren. There’s a small connection to Elon Musk in that one of his favorite cars is the McLaren F1, which is both extremely expensive and extremely fast. He bought one after making a pile of money by selling his internet companies (most notably, PayPal).
The Model S P85D actually has similar acceleration to the McLaren F1, although the body styles are obviously quite different. The Model S has a fairly reserved profile and the F1 looks like a car you would take to a racing track.
That’s where the mods come in — they are essentially extra parts that make a car look cooler or sportier — like a race car.
Of course, practically speaking, the Model S is a sedan aimed at adults that may have families, so it wasn’t intended to be a race car. However, also being the quickest sedan in history, it has that side to it. There are some drivers that like it so much in that regard that they do want to add a little body styling and perhaps some more visually exciting wheels.
The Model S seems to lend itself to modding, maybe because it is all-electric and has an onboard computer, maybe because it has a strong appeal with information technology executives and others who themselves work in a field that has a robust
DIY component, and maybe because its simple and sleek design is akin to a clean canvas.
One could argue the D is something of a mod of the S, to make it much more powerful and quicker.
It almost seems at times that the fact it runs on electricity and has zero tailpipe emissions is something of an afterthought, because of its speed and other features. Elon Musk has always said that electric cars are better for the environment than ones that use fossil fuels, and his purpose is about creating cleaner transportation, but he’s doing so by making a slightly less efficient car than its electric contemporaries, but one that is much more desirable.
There’s something very amusing about the fact the electric cars used to be perceived as nerd-mobiles, and now at least one is being modded to look like the most impressive gas-powered beasts.
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