Tesla Model 3 gains Novitec visuals, performance tweaks

A longtime Ferrari and Lamborghini tuner has turned its gaze towards Elon Musk's most-popular EV.

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Changes include new rocker panels, rear diffuser and a subtle lip spoiler, all rendered in naked carbon.

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They started with the Model S and Model X, but now they've worked up some new Model 3 accessories.

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German aftermarketer Novitec is best known for reworking models from exotic car manufacturers like Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini.

More recently, they've taken to tuning Tesla's vehicles.

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Novitec will also happily retrim your Tesla Model 3's cabin in a custom combination of leather and Alcantara faux suede.

Weirdly, it doesn't appear they've done a lot of that work here.

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Tesla offers so few colors and wheel patterns that it's easy to momentarily "lose" your Model 3 in parking lots.

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Accessorizing or adding a wrap is one of a handful of easy ways to stand out in a sea of lookalike Teslas.

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Novitec has not yet released pricing for its new Model 3 accessories.

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Novitec will sell you a set of lowering springs that snug your Model 3 30 millimeters closer to the road. 

If you don't mind jettisoning your stock shocks, they've got an even more aggressive setup that lowers the car by up to 40 mm.

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Novitec claims that lowering the Model 3 "can cut power consumption on long-distance routes by up to seven percent." 

Aero definitely plays a big part in energy consumption, but we'll want to see the data on that.

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As far as aftermarket lip spoilers and rear diffusers go, these pieces are very subtle.

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Novitec has contracted US wheel manufacturer Vossen to create these stunning NV2 alloys. 

Their oversized 21-inch dimensions probably won't do much good for ride quality, but they sure do look great.

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