Month: February 2009
I think this is cool business. I am all about matching wheel lips on supercars. Truly, this is the only application where that can work successfully. If you’ve got a paint-matched lip on anything other than a Lamborghini, Ferrari, or Porsche, you’re doing it wrong. However, lets differentiate between lips and pinstripes. Practically any vehicle application with the right body color selection can benefit from a pinstriped lip. Black for example, goes very well with black wheels and a red stripe around edge.
I am really on a GT3 class thing right now. I love all these vehicles and can’t get enough of them. Big wings, purpose-built aero stuff, all goes into something I would GLADLY putter to work in for the morning commute. Can you imagine!? pulling up to a stoplight with that open exhaust and doing a hard launch bouncing off the rev limiter just before takeoff? The benefits are many: not only are you having an exciting drive to work, the people next to you are simultaneously intrigued, terrified and curious. “Who is this masked man tearing around town in a GT car?” they will wonder to themselves quietly. Meanwhile, you’re already several intersections away in the time it takes them to even process the incoming information. Sounds like a good morning to me.
Click for Big
Another 360Forged creation, their wheels just accentuate the lines of practically any car. We have seen a Corvette and a Ferrari F430 so far and I have many more. Somehow they just seem to make the right choices in order to enhance the look of the car. All too often when I see vehicles on the street, the wheel choice more often than not goes against the lines of the car and clashes more than anything, distracting you by drawing your eye toward the wheels. Proper wheels selection will have you looking at other parts of the car, or ideally the entire package. If your eye is perpetually drawn to one single factor on the car (wheels, lip, wing, hood, etc) it probably stands out too much.