Submitted by eking on September 22, 2013
I was just curious what people's opinions are on the cyclones? I think they look great but for some reason I am more drawn to the wheels the car comes with. Even the turbine wheels are almost a shade too sporty for me, but they are very beautiful. The only thing that pushed me firmly away from the 21's was talking to my friend who has the 21's and as such the thinner tires on her Panamera and she has had to replace five tires in two years. Luckily she purchased the tire warranty. I saw the Rial Lugano's at tirerack.com and they look like a great 19" alternative to the turbine if you get the right lug nuts, pressure sensors, the right guy puts them on for you, etc. But honestly I am not sure it is worth all that trouble when you can just get the cyclones through Tesla with the Tesla logo on them, and the primacy tire upgrade. Plus if you look closely, the Rial's are slightly more curved and thus more sporty and masculine than the Tesla Turbine design. And I guess I would also be really worried about them flying off the car if they weren't installed correctly. So that brings me back to my first question, namely, esthetically which do you prefer, 19" cylcone or standard? So far, I think I am just leaning toward the standard wheels but I would love to hear what others think. Thanks!