DragTimes Tests New Lightweight OEM Wheels On Tesla Model S P100DL – Video


MAR 13 2017 BY MARK KANE 6

Tesla 21″ Arachnid Wheel

Tesla has finally begun deliveries of its lightweight forged aluminum Arachnid Wheels (21″), that are quite a bit behind schedule (as referral program prizes).

One of the first sets to be received was by DragTimes, which without delay installed them on their Model S P100DL, and saving a couple of pounds in the process.

The fitted wheels are Michelin Pilot SuperSport tyres, weighing 53.90 lbs (rear) and 51.85 lbs (front).

And sure enough, 0-60 mph acceleration test shows a solid 2.427 seconds.

Tesla 21″ Arachnid Wheel

Tesla Model S P100DL with Tesla Forged Lightweight Arachnid Wheels – DragTimes

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6 Comments on "DragTimes Tests New Lightweight OEM Wheels On Tesla Model S P100DL – Video"

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Hmmm… What is the tradeoff?

Wider PiLot Sport tires will reduce AER but reduced weight increases it.

Nice looking wheels, though – I wouldn’t
spend that sort of money if it didn’t result
in increased range and efficiency. And especially not if it hurt those factors.

They’re kinda similar to the Model 3 rims, shown on the Silver Prototype, but without the pointed tops at the hub…

There are hills in Florida?

Howey in the Hills has hills

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Reducing unsprung weight

Why not