It’s probably not a feature a lot of customers are demanding, but Lexus spent three months working with a team of ice sculptors to recreate the NX’s tires and rims using nothing but ice. Not only do they look perfect, the ice wheels are also strong enough to support the vehicle without shattering.
I’ve been going to SEMA for more than a dozen years now, and I’ve seen it go from an over the top, in-your-face festival of insanity during the peak of the internet boom in the early 2000s to a ghost town a half a dozen years later thanks to the global recession. The good news is that SEMA is back and stronger than…
A Cadillac DTS on three-spoke rims was sadly destroyed over the weekend, swallowed up with over a dozen other cars in a Mississippi IHOP parking lot.
The 2016 Ford Mustang GT350R is the first proper production car to come standard with carbon fiber wheels, and the front pair uses the same ceramic plasma arc spray-on heat protection what NASA put on the original Space Shuttle’s main fuel pump turbine blades. That should do it!
[Photographer Richard Pardon caught the Lotus F1 car testing with 18 inchers on the move. The more you stare at it, the more normal DonkF1 looks, no? Photo Credit: Richard Pardon]
After years with comically small 13-inch wheels and massive tires, F1 will try out an 18-inch wheel/tire combo.
It's hard to believe it now, but, according to this ad for Mag Star wheels, there was once a time where people were cross-shopping a new set of mag wheels or a pair of pants. I've foregone things to save up for car parts before, but I don't think I've ever had to deal with shredded pants as part of the deal.
Do you have an Audi A4? Perhaps you have a Seat Alhambra, or a VW Eos? What about a Skoda Octavia taxi cab? Congrats! Your car can get the wheels from an R8 V10.
Nothing says weekend fun like critical wheel failure.
Never seen these before. Got it from the Porsche archives. The caption reads, "The US automobile importer Max Hoffman in a 'Glöckler-Porsche' (1951)."
The best part about Ken Block's turbofan wheels is they make fluffy tire blankets whenever he does donuts. And that they're throwbacks to when rally cars like the Lancia Delta Integrale raced with them. But mostly the fluffy tire blankets.
Rota Wheels do not enjoy the best reputation among tuners. While they do have some defenders, there's one thing about the wheels that's universally recognized: Rota designs are imitations. Now, in kind of a hilarious twist, it looks like they're battling copycats of their own.
A Ferrari 458 selling for $290,000 on eBay isn't news. When you put $1,000,000 Vossen Precision Forged Wheels on it, then it becomes news.
A great wheel can set off a car and make a build just right. The search for the perfect wheel leads to some, how shall I say, unfortunate choices.
The all-carbon wheels on the Koenigsegg Agera R are so light, you can toss them into the air and catch them.
We are living in a golden age for wheels, my friends! Thanks to significant advancements in various scientific fields I don't understand, wheels are lighter and cooler-looking than they've ever been.
If you're buying wheels for your track car from a company that says things like "they're at home on the boulevard or on the racetrack" then it's reasonable to assume that the track is one of the expected places you'll be using those wheels. That means if the center of the wheel busts out while driving, you wouldn't…