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Week 95.0 — 19th August '19

I much prefer the sportier versions of cars that regular manufacturers put together. Without exception, the tuning arm always injects something more into a model. Mercedes have AMG, BMW have their M Power arm and Audi have their S-Line brand.

There's one brand though that has enough power and iterates over form and function regularly (albeit subtly when it comes to looks) and I really feel like Tesla could do with a tuning arm of their own.

I linked to a video of will.i.am's widened Tesla back in January 2018. The link above is to a Top Gear article about a body kit for the Model 3 that tricks me into thinking it's a Model S from the rear every time.

Modified Tesla Model 3

The Model X has also been improved with a much nice posterior, while loosing 50lbs in weight to improve range and performance:

Modified Model X

While researching Unplugged Performance (responsible for the above), I came across their catalog where they sometimes have complete cars for sale, like this Model S P85+. Updated inside and out.

If you have an additional $30,000 you can always get your own Model S widened by Unplugged Performance and why wouldn't you?

Modified Model S P100D

A little bit cheaper, at about £20,000 is this kit and then there's RevoZport who ask if theirs is the hottest Model 3 ever?

RevoZport Model 3

Wrapped Teslas

Youtuber, MKBHD, has his Model S P100D wrapped and there are plenty of options that provide both form and function. Wrapping your Tesla not only gives you the colour you want but provides additional protection from the elements. I wouldn't call the Model 3 an ugly car, but it looks even better in matte black:

Model 3 wrapped in matte black

The most insane Tesla modifications

Last, but not least, are two examples of the extreme lengths some Tesla owners go to get the car he really wanted. An estate (wagon/shooting-brake) isn't a configuration you can buy and Tesla's future pick-up might be your best bet. Unless you're Simone Goertz and you build your own Truckla or a British Model S owner who converted his Model S saloon into an estate. Both brilliant bits of engineering and both totally insane.

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Quick links and commentary on interesting articles, videos and more throughout the week.

  1. 95.1 – Monday
    1. The practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint (that actually work) wired.co.uk
    2. Smiley face basketball   $59 theawesomer.com
    3. Performance matters daringfireball.net
    4. Cliff Hotel in Norway toxel.com
    5. Why climate change is so hard to tackle: The global problem axios.com
    6. "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" season 3 teaser trailer Amazon Prime Video on youtube.com
  2. 95.2 – Tuesday
    1. Addicted to your phone? @wired on instagram.com
    2. Beautiful vintage shop fronts in London cntraveller.com
    3. Mercedes 280 SL's first wash in 37 years AMMO NYC on youtube.com
    4. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss will return for Matrix 4 with Lana Wachowski directing geektyrant.com
  3. 95.3 – Wednesday
    1. Pablo Escobar's Bombed Mansion & 'Narcotourism' BBC on youtube.com
    2. Whoops. This license plate lead to one man to get $12,049 in traffic fines wrongly sent his way instagram.com
    3. "Underwater" trailer 20th Century Fox on youtube.com
    4. The Statue of Liberty, Mother of Exiles theatlantic.com
    5. Shakotan 2000GT artstation.com
    6. A majority of all browser-based Google searches last month resulted in zero clicks axios.com
    7. Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg on what's next for Tumblr theverge.com
    8. Liverpool vs Chelsea highlights of the UEFA Super Cup Final in Instanbul Liverpool FC on youtube.com
  4. 95.4 – Thursday
    1. Animation of a spiral disk around a Black Hole ESA, NASA, Hubble & M. Kornmesser on youtube.com
    2. Paperang P2S: World's first all-in-one pocket phone printer paperang.com
    3. Testing the debit card with a fingerprint sensor bbc.co.uk
    4. "Ad Astra" IMAX trailer 20th Century Fox on youtube.com
    5. Top 7 most expensive domain names ever sold hover.com
  5. 95.5 – Friday
    1. Pencil Shavings Candle $ shop.coolmaterial.com
    2. Morenita morenitamenorca.com
  6. 95.6 – Saturday
    1. 10 simple steps to help you enjoy daily life @patternbrands on instagram.com
  7. 95.7 – Sunday
    1. Send your notes to the moon with this Lunar corkboard set   $16 theawesomer.com
    2. Black and gold umbrella suck.uk.com

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