There are cars that popularized some aesthetic body mods, like a Honda Civic with a black bonnet.
Tesla’s Model 3 with its peculiarities and its apparent imminent popularity, at least based on the close to 500,000 reservations it accumulated, could possibly emerge as one of those cars.
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One of those peculiarities is the standard aero wheels, which have partial covers on them.
A Tesla engineer said that they can increase the Model 3’s efficiency by ~10%.
Yet, some early owners are simply removing the covers because the wheels actually look quite nice without them.
While some are removing the covers, others are instead coloring them.
By “some” I mean two, so I wouldn’t really call it a trend yet, but it’s still something when you consider there are only a few hundred Model 3 vehicles on the road today.
A red Model 3 with matching aero wheel covers has been spotted a few times over the last few weeks (picture by Canihaveyourmilk) and we got pictures of a new blue Model 3 also with matching wheels (pictures via anon):
So what do we think about colored aero wheel covers matching the Model 3’s color?
Personally, I’m stuck between thinking it makes the Model 3 looks like a matchbox car toy and thinking that there’s actually a retro charm to the look.
What do you think? Yay or nay? Let us know in the comment section below.