Following the release of a Tesla’s newest ‘Twin Turbine Wheels’ for the Model S, the electric carmaker has added the $6,000 performance wheel and tire package to its online store.
Tesla states in its description for the Twin Turbine Wheels, available in Silver and Sonic Carbon color, are optimized to deliver a more enjoyable driving experience by improving the electric car’s acceleration and handling. Purchasing the Twin Turbine Wheels would give owners everything they need to update their Model S’ wheels. Here are the inclusions for Tesla’s new 21-inch wheel and tire package.
- 2 x 21X8.5J Twin Turbine wheels
- 2 x 21X9.0J Twin Turbine wheels
- 2 x 245/35/21 – Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires
- 2 x 265/35/21 – Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires
- 4 x tire pressure sensors
- 4 x Tesla logo wheel caps
- 20 x Twin Turbine lug nut caps
Unlike the Model S’ Slipstream winter wheels and tire package, which includes four wheels and tires of the same size, the new Twin Turbine set feature slightly larger rear wheels and tires. This particular variation carries over directly from Tesla’s first Turbine Wheels, which also featured larger wheels and tires for the Model S’ rear.
As noted in a Tire Rack blog post, a staggered setup, where the rear wheels are larger than those in the car’s front, provide a number of benefits for performance-oriented drivers. For one, having slightly larger wheels at the rear gives provides extra grip to the car when launching from a standstill. Considering that the Model S has instant torque due to its electric motors, having a set of tires that can grip the pavement is pertinent to ensure that the full-sized electric sedan can reach its optimum potential. The staggered setup of Tesla’s Twin Turbine wheels also gives the Model S a more aggressive stance.
Customers who wish to avail of the Twin Turbines are advised by Tesla to schedule an appointment with a Service Center for the installation of the new wheels. However, Tesla reminds customers that due to storage space limitations at Service Centers, they would not be able to store the wheels for owners to pick up at a later date. If customers are not able to schedule an appointment after placing their orders, they are advised to pick up the Twin Turbines from their local Service Center and have them installed at a later date.
Tesla’s 21-inch Twin Turbine Wheel and Tire package for the Model S can be purchased here.
As we noted in a previous report, the Tesla Model 3 was recently also given the Turbine Wheel treatment, thanks to aftermarket firm EV Wheel Direct, which sells a set of 19 and 20-inch Turbines for the Model 3. EV Wheel Direct’s Turbine Wheels are quite affordable, starting at only $1,195. The Model 3 Turbine-style Wheels are available in three colors — Satin [Onyx] Black, Brilliant Silver, and Metallic Gray.