A Tesla Model S Minus the Chrome Is A Fearsome Sight

Elegant and powerful in its simplicity, the Tesla Model S is one of the best-looking cars of the 21st century so far, at least in my humble opinion. Elon Musk and his designers were able to build a standout car that doesn’t scream to the world “I’m electric!” and is every bit as shapely and stunning as competitors from Mercedes-Benz and BMW. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved upon.

While some people might opt for a flashy and aggressive bodykit, or even a big name overhaul from the likes of Saleen, I’ve always opted for the “less is more” philosophy is modifying automobiles. Also, I’ve never been a big fan or chrome, so this chrome-deleted, vinyl-wrapped white-and-black Model S is something I could totally see myself doing, even on a range-topping P85D like this. The emblems also get plasti-dipped for an extra blacked-out effect which I dig as well.

This video also helps give me a better appreciation for the skill it takes to wrap a car like the Model S. While I still believe that actual paint work is more challenging and time consuming, it still takes a patient and steady hand to make a vinyl wrap on a $100,000+ car look good. Bonus; a liscense plate that says “Mirai”, can only be a stab at Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell car (it translates to “future” in Japanese).

Personally, I love it, but how about you?

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.