The market for modifying Teslas is growing in parallel with the manufacturer’s sales, but until now most changes have been limited to consumers in other markets.
Performance 28 is changing that, offering UK customers the opportunity to significantly improve the performance and appearance of their Tesla Model 3 with a range of body styling packages and interior customisation options.
From its workshop near Durham, the Performance 28 team supply and fit premium styling options from world-renowned brands such as STARTECH, Vorsteiner, and Novitec, each of whom has added a dose of visual aggression to the sleek but slightly indistinctive styling of the Tesla Model 3.
Part of the famed BRABUS Group, STARTECH offers bodykit and wheel options for Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Range Rover and Tesla, with Its professionally engineered components manufactured to the highest quality standards.
Vorsteiner is a company that was conceived through the imagination of creating the highest quality parts for the most discerning vehicles and clientele. Every product is rigorously tested and must pass their highly detailed quality control before leaving the factory, and only after rigorous testing can a part be deemed worthy of the Vorsteiner name. When it comes to high-end tuners, Novitec is one of the most well-known in the world, thanks to their work with manufacturers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, Rolls Royce and Tesla.
In addition to supply and fitting a selection of body styling packages, Performance 28 offers customers the opportunity to transform the interior of their Tesla with a quality fitted genuine carbon fibre interior package, consisting of gloss carbon fibre door cards, steering wheel inserts and full dash.
In addition to supply and fitting a selection of body styling packages Performance 28 have always been about taking a different path, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the automotive specialists are fast making a name for themselves modifying these high-end electric vehicles.
Keen to show off their handy work, Performance 28 has its own fleet of Tesla Model 3 ‘Performance’ vehicles, each individually modified to showcase the multitude of customisation options available.
The first vehicle added to the demonstrator fleet features a full STARTECH conversion consisting of colour-coded front bumper and rear bumpers, side skirts and three-piece rear spoiler; KW Suspension coilovers, Eibach sway bars, Brixton Forged PF5 alloy wheels in Olympic bronze, in addition to interior matt carbon fibre dash and door cards.
The second vehicle features a full carbon fibre Vorsteiner Volta Aero bodykit comprising rear diffuser, rear spoiler, side skirts and front splitter. Other modifications to the vehicle include: STARTECH carbon wing mirrors, Eibach Pro-Kit suspension and sway bars, Brixton Forged PF10 alloy wheels in Oxford gold, and interior gloss carbon fibre dash and door cards.
The third vehicle has been outfitted with a Novitec bodykit comprising carbon fibre side sills, mini diffuser, front splitter and boot spoiler. It has been lowered on Eibach Pro-Kit springs and sits on a set of Forgiato Aero Wheels. The modifications don’t end there, though – there is a gloss fibre interior pack featured on the inside, too.
Tony Thomson, managing director of Performance 28, said: “There are those who like the discreet design of the standard car and then there are others who would prefer their Model 3 to look more unique.
“Modifying a Tesla might not be to everyone’s taste, but we’re certainly seeing plenty of interest from people wanting to transform the looks of their vehicle so the appearance can match the outrageous performance.
As well as being Tesla modification experts, Performance 28 supplies sports, performance and luxury cars, which can be viewed on the company’s website www.performance28.com
By Adam Gray, Motoring Editor