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Prototype Tesla Turbine Wheel

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by essendon2000, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. essendon2000

    essendon2000 New Member

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    I really like the look of the original turbine-style wheels that came with the prototype Model S.
    A dark grey 21" version of these would look awesome. Does any one know of any aftermarket wheels that look similar?


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  2. Kofi

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    The RS102 also has a directional twist and comes in dark grey 21". Is this design similar to turbines?
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  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    To my eye, those aren't even close :confused:
     
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    Agree. And the prototype well is very close to what we actually got.
     
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    To my eyes they look hugely different, despite clearly being the same design concept. Initially I thought it was that the vanes had a greater angle in the prototype, but comparing side-by-side that doesn't appear to be the case. The primary differences I see are the prototype has a very concave section around the center cap, and the production version has a little wrinkle in the center of each vane instead of being smooth.

    They're nearly identical in design, but I think they look much more different than they should given how similar they are.
     
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    Sorry for the size of the picture, but these rims that were on the Model X mule look cool IMHO.

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    And my favorite which is what I have, TSportline TST:

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    As shown on my P85:

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  11. AnOutsider

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    someone already posted the direct link to the actual wheels.
     
  12. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    Yea but now he's got options :p
     
  13. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    Last time I checked, those wheels were $2700 a piece. That was 4 years ago.
     

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