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Model 3 wheels

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Jonas_man, May 1, 2016.

  1. Jonas_man

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    I guess to some extent yes, but I also guess that the range gain will be rather small. The regular turbine wheels are already pretty efficient.
     
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    Solid discs are the most efficient design for the best watts/mile, but functionality and visual impact are always a compromise.
     
  4. Zoomit

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    Those wheels are atrociously ugly, but they do look like they're made from carbon fiber. If they're actually alloy with a weave decal, that's even more sinful.

    But if Tesla does come out with a carbon fiber wheel, that would be very interesting. (BTW, the Mustang GT350R wheels are over $15k per set if purchased separately from the R package.)
     
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    :eek: 15K for wheels?

    Now I need to figure out how to get into the carbon fiber wheel business. It will be the only way I will ever own a set of them.
     
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    I'm buying whatever the base wheels are, not paying extra. But I hope the base wheels are like the stock 5 spoke design from the Model S, I didn't like the wheels on any of the reveal Model 3's.
     

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