Koenigsegg—Yes, the Swedish Hypercar Company—Is Making Aftermarket Parts for Teslas

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Koenigsegg—Yes, the Swedish Hypercar Company—Is Making Aftermarket Parts for Teslas

Looking to deck out your Tesla with carbon-fiber dress-up bits? A new lineup of carbon parts from Unplugged Performance bring more than an extra dash of splash—they’re manufactured by none other than Koenigsegg. Yes, that Koenigsegg, the hypercar manufacturer behind crazed top-speed runs and exotic (internal-combustion) engine technologies.

This collaboration, dubbed UP x KAM, in reference to Koenigsegg Advanced Manufacturing, kicks off with carbon-fiber spoilers for the Tesla Model 3Model YModel Sand Model X, as well as wider front fenders and a “high-downforce” spoiler for the Model 3 specifically. More parts are promised later this year.

While the parts themselves cost significantly less than, say, one entire Koenigsegg hypercar, these aren’t Pep Boys bits. The regular spoilers for the Model 3 and Y run $1,745 apiece and are claimed to aid each vehicle’s aero efficiency. The “long-tail” spoilers for the Model S sedan and X SUV cost a cool $2,495. And those wider Ascension R front fenders for the Model 3? Those are listed at an eye-popping $8,845; to be fair, the lightweight wings lend the Model 3 a spicy vibe while their 0.8-inch extra width helps accommodate up to 315-section tires, compared to the biggest a regular 3 can comfortably swallow, 275 to 295s. Unplugged Performance also claims the fenders, when used in collaboration with other Ascension-R front-end parts, help with downforce.

For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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