It’s the end of the work day… strike that, end of the work week, and now it’s time to cut loose. Your ride into the weekend? A wire wheeled Aston Martin DBS V8. Your destination? Well, that’s totally up to you.
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People that are now in their seventies are the generation that liked wire wheels because to them, they look ‘racing car’.
Everyone else, younger, prefers alloys for the same reason.
Racing alloys predate septuagenarians.
Yes they do, but only on Bugattis. Ferrari Daytonas and Jaguar E-Types had wires available but anyone who actually drives them prefers alloys.Loading…
I’m not 70 and I think I think they look right on a British car. Whether that’s a Spitfire or Jaguars from the eighties.Loading…
I have to disagree. Even though it’s just taste, I have to shudder every time I see the only local XJS drive by on wire wheels. It looks messy and way too busy for a modern design, imho.Loading…
The S1 Spitfire is early enough, but wires weren’t available on the S2, and Jaguar stopped offering wires as an option on the V12 E-Type, and never offered them on any of the XJ sedans or any XJS or later cars. Some have been converted since as in car customisation, all things are possible.
IMHO, Wire wheels imply cross-ply tyres and flexing wheels and ‘looks’ over function.Loading…