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Will.i.am's modified Tesla Model S is atrocious

By Shawn Knight · 31 replies
Aug 31, 2016
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  1. Tesla’s Model S electric car is quite stylish for a 4-door sedan. Granted, it’s not nearly as flashy as some of the exotics it can embarrass in a race, but it’s respectable by most people’s standards… that is, until entertainer will.I.am gets his hands on it.

    In the clip above, a rather enthusiastic YouTube user spots will.I.am’s modified Model S parked in Beverly Hills. Sure, the quality of the work that went into the body kit is top notch but the end result will likely make you want to vomit.

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,445   +1,911

    Meh, it's ok. I would say that it's serviceable for a superstar.
    I've seen much worse.
    drjekelmrhyde, m4a4 and madboyv1 like this.
  3. What happens when you take the front of a riced out Miata and attach it to the back end of a riced out Corolla?

    MonsterZero and p3ngwin like this.
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  5. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,534   +421

    Yeah, I could deal with this compared to what some people will do to their cars...
  6. Scorpus

    Scorpus TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,971   +231

    I'm not surprised at all that will.I.am is a ricer
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,399   +5,021

    I don't know why you would only think it is atrocious after the modification. Surely if you think so after, it was atrocious before as well.
    drjekelmrhyde likes this.
  8. risc32

    risc32 TS Addict Posts: 209   +96

    Anyone remember what this guy did to the iPhone?
  9. They do now:

  10. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash TS Maniac Posts: 253   +108

    What does a hologram need a car for
    Seraphim401 likes this.
  11. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 566   +206

    I literally don't understand. This is "atrocious"? I'll take atrocious. About the only thing I'd change is I'd go black instead of white but I sincerely see nothing that makes it look anything remotely atrocious, you snobs.
    drjekelmrhyde likes this.
  12. It has nothing to do with being a snob and everything to do with that Model S looking like a $200 kit car with a $20,000 paint job.

    He drove it too fast and hit an ugly tree.
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,972   +4,008

    OK Shawn, how about if we try some "truth in journalism" for a change.

    Something like this: "The Tesla Model S is butt ugly, even by "inexpensive import people mover standards". The gull wing doors over the rear seats are way out of place monstrosities, and a massive repair bill in the making, for any serious rear end collision. And that's assuming Musk even has the parts to repair it available in a reasonable amount of time.

    As for the racing: "It's looks don't anywhere near compare to the "exotics", which it has merely managed to pull a hole-shot on, by virtue of the torque characteristics of its electric motors".
  14. Duke373

    Duke373 TS Rookie

    I do not know why you are so hard on this car's redesign. It is killer!
    Darth Shiv, Hasbean and drjekelmrhyde like this.
  15. loading

    loading TS Enthusiast Posts: 67   +13

    I wouldn't consider it "atrocious" but what the hell is up with those rims? People have different tastes after all.
    drjekelmrhyde likes this.
  16. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 978   +324

    I would take this "atrocious" car anyday, I have seen million dollar supercars that are worse (to me that is).
    drjekelmrhyde likes this.
  17. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,160   +1,413

    A rap star with a flashy car is not news. Neither is Shawn posting a non-news story as clickbait. I checked it out - I think it looks OK... not vomit worthy or atrocious, but then again - we're in the world of using the most possible hyperbole.

    Next time just say ... 'OMG - Will I Am's car is the ugliest thing in the history of EVER!'
  18. mrjgriffin

    mrjgriffin TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +163

    The title of this article is atrocious
  19. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,545   +918

    Now that's a sick ride. The haters are the ones trying hard not to look while people around them that aren't complete dicks are taking pictures while something like this drives by.
    Kenrick and drjekelmrhyde like this.
  20. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 630   +403

    Looks good to me especially the side. It must be a lot of work to mod this. If this was shoot in the day, I think we would see a lot.

    Anyway, most people who dont see a good point in the car's design are just envious or because they are still borrowing their mom's beetle. Truth to be told, most negative people do not appreciate positive things if something comes up better than what they have :p
  21. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,466   +637

    I'm in the ugly camp on this one.

    I don't like cars where its looks like the owner is trying too hard.
  22. PrimateGod

    PrimateGod TS Rookie

    Hopefully Trump will deport this car to Mexico
  23. I'm not complaining (yet) but your site has changed. In the last I can't remember how many years I haven't seen a post like this come from you guys. You remind me of an older Gizmodo.

    Back to the subject, yeah it's pretty ugly. Them again this IS will.I.am. Have you seen his Delorean? He also chose to modify one of the prettiest and most elegsntlybdesigned vehicles on the road. Btw the body work does not look top notch to me. At the very beginning of the video look at where the front driver's fender meets the bottom door piece.
  24. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    If this were Musk's personal tesla I'm sure the title and article would be different. Will.I.am is a unpopular guy, warranted or not, so you'll only hear negative things/tones when he's involved.

    The car is okay, but nowhere near hideous or atrocious.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,972   +4,008

    It doesn't matter who did what to the car, or whose car it is.. IMO, that Tesla is ugly as sin to begin with.

    This is what gull wing doors are supposed to look like:


    Not those hideous afterthoughts hanging over the back seat of what looks like a family sedan!
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2016

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