Are you a Tesla owner looking for some inspiration? If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together a list of top-notch custom Tesla cars.
From visual modifications to performance upgrades, each one of these builds offers a unique take on what it means to own an electric car.
In case you’re ready to start customizing your Tesla, make sure you do some research first. I recently published a Complete Guide on that subject.
Now, let’s dive into what you came to see here.
What Are the Custom Teslas on My List?
I’ve covered most Tesla models available on the market at the time of writing. You won’t see a Tesla Roadster or their Cybertruck, as I focused on the most popular when it comes to customizing.
The list starts with Tesla cars, showing the most straightforward and affordable modifications, and ends with some of the hottest custom-built Teslas in the world.
Without further ado, let’s dive into the featured rides.
1. Tesla X Plaid From Apex Customs
Based in Tempe, AZ, the company provides nearly all services and products required for a full custom build. The featured 2022 Tesla X Plaid has been mildly customized for better aesthetics.
The first thing Team Apex has done is a full wrap in Dynamic Lime Green vinyl. Then they wrapped the Tesla’s hood, rear spoiler, and side mirrors with 3M carbon fiber. The glass was treated with clear ceramic window tint.
The brake calipers were painted to match the body color and received a custom logo. Finally, the wheels and interior were ceramic coated to keep the vehicle clean. This is an excellent example of how you can personalize your Tesla without spending a fortune.
2. Tesla Model Y by STARTECH
Member of the German automotive tuning legend Brabus Group, STARTECH focuses on customizing premium automobiles like Bentley and Maserati. During the last few years, they’ve entered the EV world, currently offering a long list of modifications for the Tesla Model Y and Model 3.
The featured vehicle is the first STARTECH customized Model Y to arrive in the States in 2022. Back then, the guys at duPont Registry had a chance to take it for a spin and were impressed by the appearance and performance. There are still not many Tesla Y custom builds to compare it with, but I dig the sleek, sporty look.
If you’re familiar with this Tesla model, you probably noticed the redesigned front bumper with gloss black accents. 22-inch Monostar wheels wrapped in 285s at the back combined with 40mm lowering springs give the EV a nice flush fitment. Custom taillights, diffuser, lip, and a roof spoiler contribute to the stylish rear end of the car.
3. Model 3 Built at Performance 28
We will continue with another super clean Black Tesla. This electric car was modified at the United Kingdom-based shop Performance 28. These guys are all about highly impactful Model 3 mods and attention to detail. In other words, Tesla modding at its finest.
A full-body kit is one of the best upgrades to get if you want to make your Tesla stand out. The one installed on this vehicle includes a front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler, all made of premium carbon fiber.
While the body kit gets the car closer to the ground, you need more to get the perfect stance. Lowering springs and sway bars were also installed on this Tesla, and a set of 21″ Vossen HF5 wheels complete the look.
4. Model S From Signature Customs
I’m pretty sure every Tesla enthusiast in Florida knows who Mike Mogilewski, a.k.a. “Mojo,” is. That’s the owner of Signature Customs, and his early Model S is one of those modded Teslas that you either love or hate.
Wrapped in a very brave color combo, Mike’s Model S immediately catches the eyeballs. The front spoiler and lip give the Tesla a more aggressive appearance. A cargo box from Thule wrapped to match the body tells you Mike loves road trips.
Last but not least, we need to mention the breathtaking Vossen Hybrid-Forged 22’s. The rims certainly help to make this slammed Model S stand out. And here is a cool video for you to see this nicely customized Tesla all the way around.
5. Lady Owned Custom Model 3 SR+
That’s right, this 2020 Tesla Model 3 SR+ is owned and built by a lady. My friend Breanna Brzezinski, a.k.a Bree, is a member of the RUINED EV. She had no intentions of doing anything when purchasing the Tesla in 2019, but things changed.
Inspired by her boyfriend and some bagged Teslas on Instagram, Bree started her customization journey. She’s been very selective with the modifications, her favorite being the SK Forged Nika S 19-inch 9.5/10 wheels.
Bree’s Tesla Model 3 suspension upgrades consist of Universal Air combined with other components from MPP and UP. The exterior is enhanced with a lip and diffuser from Seibon Carbon and lighting mods by AlphaRex and Teslux.
6. Widebody Model X by West Coast Customs
Next on our list is one sinister-looking Tesla built by the well-known premier modification shop, West Coast Customs. Ryan Friedlinghaus and his crew have done a killer job on this ride owned by the NBA player Joshua Evan Christopher.
The Houston Rockets shooting guard wanted his Tesla to look like a Batmobile, which he got. Team WCC installed a widebody kit that consisted of a carbon fiber hood, fender flares, rocker panels, a rear diffuser, and a rear wing.
They wrapped the Tesla in matte black, blacked out all the trim, and tinted the windows and taillights. Of course, when you do a full custom build like this Model X, a set of aftermarket wheels like those 22s from Simbolo is a must.
7. Model 3 Performance by Milltek Sport
You might have seen this modified Tesla Model 3 Performance in the past. It was featured in one of the Archie Hamilton Racing videos in 2020. The vehicle belongs to the race car driver Tom Onslow Cole, a Milltek Sport ambassador.
Tom’s Model 3 has a very different appearance from what I’m used to seeing, and I dig it. It wears a very cool full vinyl wrap and a carbon fiber body kit. I’m not sure where he got the kit from, but I love how elegant the front splitter and the rear apron are.
Tom’s Model 3 rims are 21-inch Vossens combined with a KW track suspension. Yep, he uses this custom Performance Model 3 as a daily driver and also takes it to the track. Tom shares the electric vehicle truly impressed him with its capabilities.
8. Widebody Model S From Unplugged Performance
Unplugged Performance has been around for a decade and is recognized as one of the leaders in Tesla modding. Kevin Lee’s “HawkJoe” Tesla is a true inspiration for those who appreciate one-of-a-kind electric cars.
Kevin’s Model S is wrapped in Satin White, has custom emblems, chrome delete, and is ceramic coated. Of course, the most noticeable upgrade is the Unplugged Performance S-Apex widebody kit complemented with a long tail trunk spoiler.
The “HawkJoe” Tesla is lowered with a Sports Dynamic kit and upgraded with shocks specially designed for air suspension. It spins a set of lightweight forged 21-inch UP-03 wheels with titanium lug nuts and relies on carbon ceramic brakes up front.
9. Custom Model Y with Widebody Kit
Here is another Tesla Model Y, which rocks one of the most aggressive body kits I’ve encountered during my research. The car was modded by DarwinPro, a company that entirely focuses on tuning for sports and supercars.
Their Model Y kit comes with a replacement for the stock fenders or extended fenders, with both options allowing you to run a much wider rim. I’m not sure why they did the photos with the Tesla factory wheels. At least they added wheel spacers.
The front and rear bumpers and the side skirts really set this Tesla Model Y apart. The lightweight material these mods are made of will definitely impact the car’s aerodynamics and range – a great collaboration between DarwinPro and IMP Performance.
10. Widebody Model 3 Built For the SEMA Show
We are taking it to the next level with this 2018 Tesla Model 3 owned by Daniel Song. It was built for SEMA and displayed at the TOYO Tires booth. While it looks like a full-blown race car, Daniel actually drives his modified Tesla on the street.
The Model 3 wears an Artisan Spirits widebody kit mounted with double stick 3M tape to achieve a much cleaner look. A chassis-mounted front splitter and Voltex Type 12 rear wing complete the aggressive appearance.
When it comes to the wheels, Daniel went for Advan Racing’s GT Beyond model with a Black Titanium finish that fit just right. Without a doubt, one of the hottest custom vehicles out there and a really cool representation of what a Tesla could be.
11. Widebody Tesla Model Y Performance
This heavily modded Tesla Model Y Performance belongs to my man, Sturgis Griffin III, who is a member of the RUINED EV crew. I had the opportunity to do a full feature of this multiple-award winner that goes by the name “UNIQUE Y.”
Griff’s 2021 Model Y rocks a Papaya Orange paint, making the EV hard to miss on both the showroom floor and the street. The custom widebody kit is complemented by a variety of carbon fiber upgrades from Adro and other brands sponsoring the build.
The Tesla was initially set on coilovers, but shortly after that, Griff swapped those with the Air Lift Performance system as he wanted to be competitive at car shows. The “UNIQUE Y” rides on 21-inch 9.5/10.5 Strasse V10 wheels.
How Much Does a Customized Tesla Cost
The cost depends on the extent of the modifications. It’s impossible to come up with an exact number or even an estimate.
Customization can range from affordable visual improvements like hubcaps to full-blown performance upgrades. Modifying a Tesla can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $100,000.
What Other Companies Customize Teslas?
Apart from the companies mentioned in this article, a few more offer aftermarket parts for all Tesla models. Tesery and Hansshow are known for their great prices and long lists of accessories, including customizable steering wheels.
If you’re going to buy a brand-new Tesla, you can make a custom order on the official website. But with the countless aftermarket Tesla accessories available on the market, I don’t think you’ll stop there.
In conclusion, customizing a Tesla is the same as making any other car unique. You need imagination, research, and money to make a vehicle stand out.
The only difference with Tesla is that fewer companies offer aftermarket products and services. But things will change with the growing popularity of the Model 3/Y.
The most important thing is to make informed choices to avoid costly mistakes. My advice is to never go for cheap parts. Good luck with your Tesla.