Tesla Model S P85D Modded With Niche Wheels – Video

MAR 31 2015 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 17

High-end wheels on a high-end electric car.

These two-piece forged Niche Grand Prix – M324 wheels look stealthy on this blacked-out Tesla Model S.

At just over $1,500 for the 4 wheels, they aren’t all that expensive either.  Unfortunately weight isn’t listed, so we’re not sure how these will impact range.

Possibly sacrificing a few miles ranges for looks is okay with us though.

Tesla Model S P85D With Niche Wheels

Tesla Model S P85D With Niche Wheels

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22″?

Ugh. The Model S is a beautiful car. Why uglify it with modifications that perhaps even waste energy?

Yes. I have yet to see non-stock wheels on a MS that looked better than what’s available from the Fremont Factory.

Slow news day or paid advertisement?

We have not taken compensation to run any article. Ever.

Sometimes a showing wheels on a car (on a car site), is just that…wheels on a car.

+1

“Unfortunately weight isn’t listed, so we’re not sure how these will impact range.”

Not reporting the weight or any other specs for the wheels while posting a link to Niche’s website webpage for the wheels that clearly gives a link to the “WHEEL SPECS” and also prominently states at the top of the webpage “Where Can I Buy Niche Road Wheels? FIND A DEALER” can be viewed as either bad blogging/reporting or native advertising. Apparently, it was bad blogging/reporting.

Here is the link to the wheel specs:
http://www.nicheroadwheels.com/specs.cfm?id=4108

Now that we know the weight of the Niche wheels, how do they compare to the weight of the stock Tesla wheels, and much will the weight difference impact range?

Sven said “Now that we know the weight of the Niche wheels, how do they compare to the weight of the stock Tesla wheels, and much will the weight difference impact range?”

Yes the site says “wheels specs”, unfortunately (and if had clicked and read the data sheet as we had), they still do NOT list the actual weight…but give many other statistics.

Perhaps its time to take a step back on this one and realize there isn’t any “paid”, “native” or “bad blogging/reporting” here. There is no bogeyman present.

Again, this story is just “hey here is a product we saw that is a little different than the stock options on an EV”.

If you aren’t into this sort of thing, there are 11 other stories today on a wide range of topics and on various technical levels. We try to carry a little for everyone…unfortunately that also means not all the stories will be everyone’s cup of tea.

Thanks Jay, I like to see these types of articles along with all the other ones you guys post. Keep up the good work.

My bad. On my smartphone screen I saw the column heading for Weight (lbs) in the spec sheet, but didn’t scan down to see that no values were given. My apologies.

No worries Sven, (=

Since the wheels are “unsprung weight” as long as the tires mounted on them do not significantly increase rolling resistance the loss of range may be negligible if at all.

Both! l o l leave well enough Alone!

This car is LOVE at first sight. Shame I can’t even afford a model S let alone a model X. 🙁

Against the black car and black tread, these wheels look brown…

I was told by Tesla to watch out for aftermarket wheels extra weight restrictions a 5000 pound car a lot of aftermarket wheels cannot handle that weight but I do love those wheels

Never mind weight, what’s the moment of inertia?