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This modified Tesla Model S packs a $40,000 paint job

Reese Counts

SEMA may have ended, but there were so many new and interesting things that we could keep pumping out stories until January. Custom shop Zero to 60 Designs rolled out one of the more interesting cars of the show, a Tesla Model S the shop is calling Zero TS. The car has been reworked both inside and out and sports a beautiful flat-grey $40,000 paint job from PPG with a new Solar Guard coating. It's a handsome car that doesn't resort to copious amounts of chrome or huge widebody fenders to make an impact.

The front and rear bumpers have been replaced with slightly more aggressive designs that feature carbon fiber accents. Every last bit of chrome has been stripped away, replaced with either black or body-color accents. The grey paint has been covered with a special coating from Solar Guard that helps protect against chips, dings and dents. It should also help reduce UV rays and reduce paint fade. This is an improved version of a product Solar Shield currently has available.

Nexen tires surround black HRE wheels. The brakes have been upgraded by Brembo, but it's unclear how that might affect the regenerative braking system. The interior is done up in bright-red diamond-stitched leather. It covers nearly every surface below the beltline save the carpet and the center console lid. The seats still appear to be stock, though the headrests have been stitched with Zero to 60 Design's logo.

Zero to 60 Designs was founded in 2016 by Kenny Pfitzer, formerly of West Coast Customs. After leaving that shop, Pfitzer moved to working on hot rods with Chip Foose, working as a designer and the company's COO. Many current employees were former friends and coworkers of Pfitzer.

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This modified Tesla Model S packs a $40,000 paint job originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:45:00 EST.