Unplugged Performance's Model S Refresh Fascia Upgrade, which was announced Wednesday, gives those Model S owners what it says is "an opportunity to experience that new car feeling once again." In short, the kit removes the black nose cone and integrates the front spoiler. It gives the cars a smoother front fascia that's in line with the updated Model S, as well as the designs on the Model X crossover and upcoming Model 3 sedan. And while it's not an exact replica of the Tesla part, it comes pretty close.
There's a $500 discount for pre-orders received before July 1. And the company offers "guaranteed" compatibility for Model S sedans produced from 2012 until May 2016. Take a look at Unplugged Performance's press release below.
We've been writing about Unplugged Performance for the past couple of years. Founded in 2013 and based in Hawthorne near Tesla's Southern California facilities, the company calls itself "the world's first tuning company with a focus exclusively on the Tesla Model S." It sells everything from wheel packages to front and rear spoilers to diffuser systems to side-skirt sets, with full kits running north of $6,000.
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June 14, 2016
Unplugged Performance Refresh Fascia for Tesla Model S Sedan
HAWTHORNE, CA--(Marketwired - June 14, 2016) - Quickly following the release of the Tesla Motors Model X and the Model 3 preview event in Hawthorne, California, Tesla also released an updated look for their Model S sedan. While many small elements were tweaked, the most noticeable change was the visually-impactful removal of the signature black nose cone, in favor of the new streamlined look found on the rest of Tesla's current range.
Today Unplugged Performance, the leading premium brand for Tesla owners, debuted their new Model S Refresh Fascia upgrade. The Refresh Fascia provides previous generation Model S owners an opportunity to experience that new car feeling once again. The new look follows Tesla's new nosecone-free aerodynamic design and features an integrated front spoiler. This distinctive front spoiler amplifies the performance identity of the car and distinguishes it as a premium version, consistent with the ethos of all Unplugged products.
As the first tuner to develop original parts for the Model S, Unplugged Performance is renowned amongst Tesla enthusiasts. Unplugged's previous front fascia redesign remains their flagship item; a timeless design receiving increased fanfare year after year. To ensure the success of this new project, Unplugged has leveraged their extensive R&D and experience and taken a multi-pronged approach to development. First, a prototype was fitted on Unplugged's 2015 spec Model S P85D for multiple weeks of successful Autopilot testing as well as earlier models to test parking sensors and earlier vehicle fitment. Second, the company utilized the latest in 3D scanning technology to precisely reproduce the prototype bumper and the car for further dialing in of the finalized design. Finally, Unplugged's designers have worked in conjunction with real world and digital data to develop a final cutting edge, sporty design that checks all the boxes.
"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. For our Refresh Fascia we began with Tesla's newest design language as a foundation and worked to elevate it into an even more distinguished design. To satisfy our fans, making an uninspired Tesla copy and calling it a day was simply not an option. As a producer of special version Tesla vehicles and upgrades, 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," said Unplugged Performance co-Founder and CEO, Ben Schaffer.
Reminiscent of Kickstarter campaigns, the price of the Unplugged Refresh Fascia is reduced from $2995 to $2495 for all pre-orders received before July 1st, 2016 and may be reserved with only a $300 reservation fee; shipping world-wide is available. All buyers will receive the full system which is guaranteed to be compatible with all Tesla Model S vehicles from 2012 until May 2016. Shipments are targeted to begin by end of summer 2016. Multiple reservations for customers are not allowed, nor is reselling reservations.
Tesla Model S owners or future owners interested in reserving an early delivery Refresh Fascia may reserve theirs immediately at www.unpluggedperformance.com.
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About Unplugged Performance -- www.unpluggedperformance.com
Unplugged Performance is the world's premier Tesla tuner. Mercedes has AMG, BMW has M Performance and now Tesla owners can turn to Unplugged Performance. Unplugged Performance produces an exclusive range of premium upgrades to give an enhanced identity to the Model S, Model X and soon Model 3. Improving on perfection is no easy task and to do so Unplugged products are professionally designed, prototyped and manufactured in-house in Hawthorne, California as well as with SpaceX supply chain partners. Stand apart at the Supercharger with an Unplugged Performance equipped Tesla. Unplugged Performance is a division of Bulletproof Automotive, LLC.