TESLA STORE: https://www.teslamotors.com/findus/location/store/rosspark

Use my referral code to save $1000 on the world's best cars: http://ts.la/matt327
Local owners/enthusiasts are encouraged to join our CLUB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TeslaPittsburgh/

Please note: We are not specifically authorized, sponsored by, or otherwise directly associated with Tesla Motors and make no claims to be so.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

New Standard Wheels: 19" Slipstreams

As Tesla is wont to do, the company quietly updated their Model S configuration page sometime over Friday night.  The long-standard 19" 5-spoke wheel design was unceremoniously removed from the page and replaced with new silver 19" Slipstream wheels.




The Slipstreams evoke the design language of the 21" Turbine wheels but have some very subtle detailing that set them apart.   The connection points between the spokes and the rim of the wheel have more detailing than the Turbines, contributing to a slightly beefier look around the edges.  Whereas the Turbine's spokes resolve at a 45 degree angle to the face of the rim, the Slipstreams twist all the way around to meet the face flatly.
TSportline, long a purveyor of an aftermarket wheel called the TST that more closely mimics the aesthetics to the Turbine, continues to be the best source for an enthusiast looking to bolt on a grey colored version of the Turbines in 19" or 20" sizes.
When I tweeted the company for their reaction to Tesla's seemingly out-of-the-blue ambush of their product, they replied with a cheeky "stockisboring" [sic].   Worth noting, TSportline offers wheels in a much wider array of colors than Tesla does.
There are reports that some recent deliveries have already included the new wheels, as one owner on Reddit claimed to be surprised at their arrival.  While not clear how fast the roll out will be for the new Slipstreams, it appears the change is effective for new orders, worldwide, immediately.  21" Turbines and the 19" Cyclone wheels remain additional cost options.

Thanks for visiting us here! CLICK to read more at www.TeslaPittsburgh.com, check out the videos on our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/NZCUTR and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeslaPittsburgh. Local owners/enthusiasts are encouraged to join our CLUB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TeslaPittsburgh/ Please note: We are not specifically authorized, sponsored by, or otherwise directly associated with Tesla Motors and make no claims to be so.