Tesla’s New 21″ Model S Wheels Go For The Princely Sum Of $4,500

Tesla Model S buyers who would rather ditch the car’s standard 19″ wheels in favor of something larger, finally have something new they can order.

Dubbed the Sonic Carbon Twin Turbine wheels, they measure 21″ and cost a whooping $4,500. Unlike the old Turbine design, the new one comes with sharper spokes and a different cover for the lug nuts.

If that seems like too much for a set of wheels, you can always stick with the stock 19″ ones, or pay an extra $1,500 to have them in Sonic Carbon Slipstream form.

The stock 19″ Slipstream wheels were introduced to the lineup back in 2016 and they actually resemble the Turbine design of the larger wheels.

Opting for the Winter Wheel package on the Model S will still land you the old Turbine wheels, as reported by Electrek. For the moment, those rims seem to be available only for the Model S, as there’s no word about the Model X SUV or the entry-level Model 3 so far.

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  • Dr Strangefinger

    Ridiculous! No thanks.

  • LWOAP

    4500 for twenty one inch wheels?

    How about no?

    That design doesn’t look like it’s worth that much either.

  • TheBelltower

    They look really good. So much better than the 19 inchers. But 21’s reduce range by about 15%.

    • Day_Trader

      And makes your bum-bum sore!

  • europeon

    If they’re forged, $4500 is a good price.
    If they’re cast, it’s a ripoff.

    Altho, for that price they could have made them directional.

  • europeon

    What’s up with deleting and republishing articles lately?

    Anyway, as I said on the deleted article, if they are forged, it’s a good price, if they’re cast, it’s a ripoff.
    Regardless, for that price they should have made them directional.

    • gor134

      Idk, but they updated the layout of the website.

      • europeon

        I’m on the phone – it looks the same here.

      • Just a reader

        I dislike the “new” website. The old one, that looked like a blog, was much more pleasant to read on a regular computer. This one reminds me of the time when WorldCarFans switched to their new site Motor1. At least this site has a normal comments section. Motor1 is forcing their own, like Motorsport dot com does (same company), and I don’t like it.

        Fortunately, this website still looks clean and tidy, and I hope that it stays that way.

        • This New Website is Better

          Yes, it might have looked better, but the if you are like me and unblock ads on this website in a show support, then the old website was becoming miserably slow and intolerable. This new site is much faster and alleviates me of thinking I’d rather go back to blocking ads on it.

          • JohnCarscoop

            It will be even faster, we’re not done yet; still transferring to new servers and troubleshooting. I will post details in a few hours.

          • gor134

            A lot of old links aren’t working. I was trying to find the article about the Gen E Volkswagen Concept and the article wouldn’t open. Also, we never got any other information about it, which I find to be very odd.

          • JohnCarscoop

            We’re resuscitating those dead links! We will provide an update by tomorrow morning the latest and you’ll have the opportunity to share your thoughts, ideas.

    • Six_Tymes

      new layout on the site, that’s why. and spot on with the directional idea. kind of strange over site on that.

      • europeon

        Unfortunately there are very few manufacturers that bother with directional design wheels.

    • LWOAP

      Your original comment is back up as well as everyone else’s.

  • UGH! Another Tesla Story

  • Ken Lyns

    Tesla uses the same lug pattern as BMW, right? Plenty of choices for wheels then, above and below the $4500 mark.

  • Vanquish

    why is that such a big deal assuming youve never seen the cost of wheels for Porsche

    • LWOAP

      Because you can get the same design on 19 inch wheels and it costs less.

    • Six_Tymes

      good point

  • LWOAP

    One more thing, fuck this shit. Here’s the TCR Civic Type-R (FK8)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/536dee6cfe5c710bc3c616f70a3e60a366f120182f385a6c4fdd8eebbbf1634d.jpg

    At least they made the intakes functional for the most part. It’s still ugly, though.

    • gor134

      Would have worked better with the “sedan” body which actually looks more like a hatchback than this.

  • Plutonium

    Tesla has same lug nut pattern as German vehicles, 5-112. Benz was partner so no wonder. AMG wheels will fit.
    Check out ranting car guru at you tube. He sells used Tesla parts, maybe he has used 21”.