• ETC
  • Jan 6th 2014 at 8:27AM
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Need a little something extra for your Tesla Model S? Robert Strohmeyer and EV Autosalon have you covered. The item is a thin rear spoiler, and it only costs $1,200.

Strohmeyer sent AutoblogGreen an email about his new aftermarket parts company focusing on full EVs and plug-in hybrids. "Naturally," he wrote, "I started with the Tesla Model S" and the spoiler is the first product he's offering. EV Autosalon claims the very first of its EVA fiberglass spoilers was shipped last week and that more will go out next week.

A few things to note. The spoiler – available in both fiberglass and carbon fiber - comes unpainted "so that [it] can be painted and installed by your local body shop of choice to match your Model S perfectly." The spoiler is meant to be attached to your Model S with 3M industrial strength body molding tape and will come with templates so that you can line up the spoiler with the edges of the trunk - you don't want this one to get put on crooked.

The $1,200 price tag is for the matte or glossy carbon fiber spoilers. The fiberglass version will set you back $600, well below the cost of the official carbon fiber rear spoiler for the Tesla Roadster ($1,700). If you want an official rear spoiler for the Model S, you need to order it when you order the car (there is currently no option to buy one in the accessories section of company website), and Tesla will only put it on the $85,900 85-kWh Performance model. Tesla says the official spoiler will, "improve high speed stability" and will "reduce lift at the car's rear by 77% at highway speeds, with minimal range impact." Strohmeyer isn't making any performance claims about his aftermarket spoiler, but some members of the Tesla Motors Club like the look of it. Do you?


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      Abhinav
      • 1 Year Ago
      "reduce lift at the car's rear by 77% at highway speeds" Nice marketing gimmick, good thing I'm an engineering student. Tell me who takes a corner at 70 mph unless they are in the Le Mans or F1 races? Down force is for keeping the car planted on the ground for cornering, unless you are in an f1 car, at 200 mph, down force is to stop the car from flying to the Moon. Car weighs more than 4,000 lbs too. What's the point of this? To make those oh-so-holy Tesla S drivers think they are even better than everyone? As a Bay Area resident, I have realized in terms of snobbery, Tesla S owners have replaced BMW and Mercedes.
        Camaroman101
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Abhinav
        You don't really need to be an engineering student to tell its a gimmick. It's obviously there just for an appearance piece.
        kontroll
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Abhinav
        So in your "modest" opinion, prancing around the SF area (or anywhere else) with your prerequisite BMW or MB cars du jour is not snobbery?
      Autoblogist
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is news?
        Brad
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Autoblogist
        I thought the same thing. Replace Tesla with any other vehicle and this is simply forum speak.
      Rotation
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, a heck of a lot better paint job on that spoiler than the Tesla. Maybe the spoiler was polished?
      Technoir
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's okay, at least it's more or less tastefully executed. A bit expensive though. $500 max for the carbon fiber one.
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Technoir
        What does a carbon fiber spoiler cost for a 7 series? Or Audi?
        jonnybimmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Technoir
        To be fair, if it were German it would have cost a lot more.
      SteveG
      • 1 Year Ago
      All spoilers should cost this much or more. We could use taxes to finally rid us of ricers and others who abuse good taste and common sense with their vehicle modifications.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sounds about right. A carbon wing for my car is also about $1200.
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      $1200? It will get ripped off faster than a silverado tailgate.
      m_2012
      • 1 Year Ago
      not a chance.
      Gator
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL, all I have to say.
      BillyM67
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, that's ugly....from the photos it makes the rear end look like a Dodge Dart.
      Technoir
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about someone design and produce some true aerodynamic wheels for the Tesla? The turbine wheels cause a huge amount of air drag actually.
      kontroll
      • 1 Year Ago
      why, did you lose one?
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