TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Blog Tesla to Offer Turbine Wheels Seen on Model 3 Prototype

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by TMC Staff, May 23, 2018.

  1. TMC Staff

    Joined:
    May 19, 2017
    Messages:
    706
    The Model 3 is getting new shoes. You may remember the wheels fitted on the Model 3 prototype unveiled in 2016, 13 spokes in a gunmetal finish that twist into the center hub. Many believe they were the best looking of the early designs, however they have been absent on the production version of the...
    READ FULL ARTICLE
     
    • Like x 2
  2. Scoutniagara

    Scoutniagara Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2018
    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    Niagara Falls, ON Canada
    If the price is right, I may order these wheels in 18", use them as my summer wheels with my stock 18" tires, and use my Aero wheels with winter tires.
     
  3. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2015
    Messages:
    2,164
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    #3 Zaphod, May 23, 2018
    Last edited: May 23, 2018
    Highly doubtful they will be available in anything less than 20", maybe 19". The current 20" wheel/tire package on the online shop for the 3 is $4000, so I'm sure these won't be much different in cost, possibly more as they seem harder to manufacture.
     
  4. PismoPat

    PismoPat Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2017
    Messages:
    40
    Location:
    California
    Now those wheels are the first I've seen that may be worth the extra $. Very nice.
     
  5. xav-

    xav- Active Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    1,187
    Location:
    Orange County CA
    If it’s like the S where it costs $5k and then you have tires that are twice as expensive and need to be replaced twice as often.. no thanks
     
  6. P85ATL

    P85ATL Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2017
    Messages:
    36
    Location:
    Atlanta
    I suggested that Tesla offer a third wheel option several weeks ago. I suggest that the turbines be in 18" at zero to minimal additional cost. We have sport wheels on our 3 and love them, but Tesla should offer a low to no cost option to aero which can be polarizing. The car is incredible and will still be so w/o EAP, long range battery, glass roof, premium package and even with manual seats. They need to get the 35K out there. We have a second reservation. I would only get EAP and white. Even if it were a little slower, gave up glass roof and some range, it will still be an amazing bargain. Really the only time you need much over 250 miles range is for travel. For commuting 250 lets you skip charging a day or two for most people.
     
  7. eladts

    eladts Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2016
    Messages:
    368
    Location:
    Brookline, MA
    There is a 18" alternative to the the aeros. Just remove the plastic covers, it costs nothing!
     
  8. srharris22

    srharris22 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Messages:
    193
    Location:
    Raleigh
    Why hasn’t anyone come out with a knock off of these yet? They already do it for other versions of Tesla rims
     
  9. Knightshade

    Knightshade Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2017
    Messages:
    4,319
    Location:
    NC
    Original story is from May 2018 saying the wheels are coming later in the year.

    It's next year- and no wheels. SHOCKER.
     
  10. MagnusMako

    MagnusMako Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2019
    Messages:
    143
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Really wondering what is going on with these. Maybe Elon just forgot about them. Or else they're still just too busy with so much else on their plate.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC