Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen and his team designed the Model 3 to have a wide appeal in the midsize sedan market, but the designer seems to favor a few more unconventional design accents for his own Model 3.
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Some aspects of the Model 3 design, like the minimalist interior and the front fascia lip, have been more controversial, but the design has been mostly praised overall.
It’s a good thing that people find the vehicle beautiful since they are going to see a lot of them if Tesla reaches its production goals.
But with Tesla’s limited configuration options for the Model 3, those vehicles will lookalike and many early owners are already turning to some custom modifications to make their cars stand out.
Even Tesla’s Chief Designer made a few modifications to his car, which was spotted at Tesla’s Los Angeles Delivery Center yesterday (via honeyboobooooooooooo):
The most obvious modification is the removal of all chrome features on the vehicle.
I am personally a big fan of that look and I think it’s especially great on the Model 3 with the door handles now completely melting into the design.
The chrome of the door handles was replaced by the same color as the car, but the chrome around the windows was instead made black or dark grey and it matches the new wheels, which appears to be the new 20″ version of Tesla’s Model 3 Sports Wheels – though they are not officially available in that color.
Maybe it’s going to be an option soon?
He also had the windows tinted with a darker tint, which matches very well with the rest of the previously mentioned modifications.
Another subtle change is the removal of the Tesla ‘T’ logo in the back, which was replaced by the word ‘Tesla’ with each letter spreadout – not unlike the look of the original Roadster.
Finally, a carbon fiber spoiler was added to the Model 3. I’ve never been a fan of the look of a spoiler on a four-door sedan. I have a very similar one on my Model S because it’s a Signature Performance version, but I could do without it.
But in this case here, I think it certainly looks better than on the Model S likely due to the shorter back.
What do you think? Does it give you some ideas for your own car? Let us know what you think in the comment section below and tell us if you’d want Tesla to offer some of those modifications as options.