Carbon-Fiber Widebody Tesla Model 3 Is One Hardcore EV

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Carbon fiber, black, and yellow never looked this electric.

Think back a few years ago to the dawn of EVs, when mileage equivalents and glacial sub-10-second 0-60 mph runs were considered par for the course. What a boring world it would've been if that's all the EV ever was. But with the dawn of a new era of electric performance, we're seeing all-electric hypercars from Lotus and family sedans from Tesla that can out-drag mid-engined supercars. It's telling, then, that JD Customs, a Dutch tuning firm that's specialized in Mercedes-AMGs, BMW M cars, and hot Audi RS models among many others, has now turned its hand towards an unlikely suspect - the Tesla Model 3.

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JD Customs
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JD Customs

Belonging to the owner of the shop, Jordy Dost, the Model 3R Evolution dials up the voltage with a heavy dose of carbon fiber and a widebody kit that wouldn't look out of place on a Mercedes-AMG Black Series model. It's not all in-house though, as the body kit has been sourced from RevoZport - yet another firm that has transitioned from producing manic AMGs to creating aggressive EVs.

The kit includes massively boxed fender flares, an aggressive front bumper with a standout carbon fiber front splitter, and side sills that tie the whole thing together quite nicely. Then there's the carbon fiber - bare-weave carbon fiber used for the hood and trunk lid. The entire design is wrapped up in a custom black and yellow theme that means the final result wouldn't look out of place in an early installment of the Need For Speed gaming franchise.

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Other work has been completed as well, with the Model 3R Evolution riding on a set of aggressive ZITO ZF05 alloy wheels, while the hunkered-down stance is a result as much from the widebody kit as it is from the AccuAir air suspension system that allows the Model 3 to hug the ground. That last point is bittersweet, as AccuAir has just recently been forced to shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ending 18 years of custom suspension packages.

There's no word on whether the performance of the Model 3 has been enhanced in any way, but considering it started life as a 480-horsepower Model 3 Performance with a 0-60 mph time of just 3.2 seconds, that's not really an issue.

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