We are excited to start making after market parts for Tesla cars. Our first project is a front & rear spoiler for the Model 3. We made these for a customer running in the Time Attack Global race event held at Buttonwillow, CA. The results we very positive dropping seconds off the lap times as a consequence of high speed stability.
The front spoiler is designed to reduce the amount of air going under the nose. A nice bi-product is that it also directs air up into the radiator. Cooling under significant spirited driving is helpful on the EV/Tesla. We found roughly 1 second in lap time improvement in this design.
The part is made of real carbon fiber (woven by Composite Fabrics of America, NC) under a clear gel coat surface. There is a single layer of fiberglass in the middle for resilience in the design, weighing about 4lbs each. We make these here in California by hand. Our goal is to make perfect parts yet, subtle distortions in the weave or pin holes in the gel coat are not unusual.
With the right materials, the install is relatively easy with: 3M adhesive promoter #06396 and double sided tape #06378. **The front spoiler photographed at the track was NOT bolted… given a lack of time at the event and was duct taped for insurance. The spoiler is designed to be bolted under the nose in 6 to as many as 8 locations with 2 sided tape on the top leading edge. We would also suggest using 3M helicopter tape to protect the front surface from rock chips and road abstractions, 3M polyurethane protective tape 8674.
Within the next month we plan to direct all that wish to get help with the install to: http://www.brooksmotorcars.com/ Brooks Motor cars are getting an agenda together to accept installation requests at their 3 locations.