Tesla has always been supportive of the military, but for this year’s Veteran’s Day, the American automaker went big.
To celebrate the federal holiday, Tesla and Florida-based customizer SS Customs dressed the vaunted Model S in military garb, the customizations including a hand-cut camouflage wrap, patriotic decals, and 21-inch powder-coated wheels.
Those with a keen military eye (or significant hours logged in Call of Duty) may also notice the yellow headlights, which are a nod to the tinted tactical goggles or shooting glasses some servicemen wear to increase visual acuity.
On top, there’s a Whispbar-mounted Yakima roof basket with full Armed Forces livery, complete with a cargo net, medical kit, and various other supplies.
In other Tesla news, a firm called Unplugged Performance is calling itself the ‘World’s First Tesla Tuning Company.’
The ‘AMG of Tesla’ recently released a tweaked Model S for the 2014 SEMA Show, and it featured custom 21-inch wheels, an aggressive front bumper, an Alcantara leather-clad interior, and a standout blue paint job.
For now, the company is focusing on “performance identity” rather than performance, as improving the driving capabilities of an electric car is slightly more involved than simply bolting on a new intake.
Eventually, as the company grows, you can expect Unplugged Performance to delve deeper into the tuning world and boost the Model S’ track prowess even further.
In July, Tesla announced goals to become one of the biggest veteran employers in the country. Currently, the electric carmaker has around 6,000 employees, five percent of which are vets. The manufacturer hopes to hire 600 more in the coming months, though.
(Photos via SS Customs)
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