Submitted by Telepathjay on November 4, 2010
I noticed from the pictures that the Model S rims seem to be shaped like fan blades. However, they use the same rims for both sides of the car. This means that the rim fans push air away from the car on the drivers side and suck it in on the passenger side.
I was wondering if the rims, spinning at about 1050 rpm at 60mph would cause any push. Also if the rims were made to be reversed on the passenger side, would the neutralization of that push add to car stability?
My guess is that if it does have an affect that it is very slight, but it might be worth that little bit of extra centering.