The California-based mobile electronics and communications specialist Al & Ed’s Autosound has recently revealed their latest customization for a customer that apparently hates chrome.

The client wanted his Tesla Model S to ditch all its chrome trimmings to make it a bit more unique, since the car’s sales boosted in the last period and more and more units are seen on the streets.

Al & Ed’s team took every single shiny chromed bit and wrapped it in 3M satin black film to give the car a meaner look, despite its lack of “growling” ability. The job couldn’t be complete without the rims receiving a similar finish.

Another small change that really matters, is the plastic front grille that was covered with a glossy wrap, in the same color as the rest of the body.

Not too much and not too extreme, but still, the changes makes a difference to the overall look of the car. It gives it the “silent but violent” look, which is enforced by its electric motor’s capability. The 421 hp (310 kN) and 601 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque that the motor produces, can boost the car from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.5 seconds.

Source: Tesla Motors Club

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By Gabriel Brindusescu