In a rare addition to its Model S online design studio, Tesla introduced new 19″ stock wheels called “Slipstream wheels”. The new rims are very similar to Tesla’s popular 21″ Turbine wheels, but now made standard in a smaller configuration.

It’s an interesting no cost option for people who liked the look of the 21″ Turbine wheels, but don’t necessarily care about the performance improvements.

The 21″ wheels are often preferred by many performance enthusiasts, but of course, 19″ wheels is also less difficult on tire life and range.

Though when taking the performance package, it is recommended to also add the $4,500 21″ wheel set.

Here’s a side by side of the 21″ and 19″ wheels:

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