A set of wheels can make or break a car’s looks. The wheels actually take up a pretty decent percentage of a car’s side profile, especially if they are big and the car is sleek. Which is why it’s extremely important to make sure they look good. How do we feel about these?
I saw these wheels on Italdesign’s Lamborghini-based Automobili Speciali at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car itself is pretty striking in person, which I guess is why it took me a second to notice the wheels.
The five-spoke gunmetal gray part, I totally get. That’s a pretty classic and simple wheel design. But what about that extra carbon fiber, uh—trim?—along the inside? What is that for? It looks hard to clean behind.
The trim isn’t even that noticeable from far away because it’s so close in color to the brake disc behind it. But once you get up close you immediately realize something extra is there.
Here are some of Italdesign’s renderings, so you can see more angles.
Tell me your feelings.