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.
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.
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.