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First ‘tuned’ Tesla Model 3 spotted in New Mexico

Even though Tesla has more than 400,000 Model 3 reservations, only a few vehicles are currently on the road as the automaker is trying to ramp up production.

Despite the low number of cars available, one has apparently already been modified by a third-party car tuner.

Tesla’s Model S and Model X already are popular cars to offer upgrades on from aftermarket car modifications companies.

Some of the most popular Tesla aftermarket tuners are Tsportline, which claims to be the “world’s first Tesla tuner”, and Unplugged Performance, which offers some of the most popular aftermarket products, like body kits, suspension and brake upgrades, for Tesla vehicles.

With the Model 3 expected to be a much higher volume car than Model S and Model X, it is also expected to be popular with tuners.

Now a new Model 3 branded ‘Unplugged Performance’ was spotted in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is surprising itself considering Tesla’s Model 3 deliveries have been focused in California (pictures thanks to Jonathan Brusco):

It looks like a wrap job from the tuning company since the logo is visible on the corner of the door.

The color and the black accents are also very similar to their Tesla Model X kit. It is also similar to the renders that Unplugged Performance released after the unveiling of the production Model 3:

Though there are parts on the renders that are not visible on the vehicle spotted in New Mexico.

Unplugged Performance didn’t release much information about its Model 3 tuning program, but it wrote on its website:

“In addition to Complete Vehicles, we will be offering many of our exterior, interior, suspension and brake upgrades, for individual purchase, allowing Model 3 owners to upgrade the areas of the car most important to them.”

It looks like the Model 3 spotted is not a ‘Complete Vehicle’ package, but it certainly features some exterior upgrades.

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