center lock wheels for the new GT


soroush

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I dont know if you can access this link its prime videos and on this episode of rad rides by troy starting at about 19:40 there is new gt that has been transformed with old school looking center lock wheels...

 

centerpunch

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It’s episode 2.

Interesting that the outer part of the wheel is painted glossy black to look like it’s part of the tire. This gives the illusion of smaller diameter wheels, more like original GT-40, etc.

Here are a few screenshots.
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DakotaGT

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It's a mismatched look, to my eye. Old school wheels just don't look right to me on a supercar as futuristic-looking as the NFGT. JMHO... But I do love to see the ideas that people come up with!
 

Specracer

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@Ed Sims That your car?
 
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centerpunch

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Since I am from the school they tore down to build the old school, I think they look great.

And don't forget, Formula 1 cars still have wheels that look like that!
 
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GTMD

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It's a mismatched look, to my eye. Old school wheels just don't look right to me on a supercar as futuristic-looking as the NFGT. JMHO... But I do love to see the ideas that people come up with!
Cool concept but I completely agree. I would love to see how they are designed and how they work but I would personally pass on the style.
 
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extrap

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"Form follows function" ... man I hope these really function, cuz to my eye the form is definitely following, waaay behind.
 

DBK

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Oof.
 

roketman

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You can’t out smart the factory engineers period
 

jaxgt

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FWIW, not my thing.
Cool color GT - Ed's car?
 
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B.M.F.

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Talk about ruining a car. And typically anything of George Poteets is pretty Badass... Someone should be fired!
 

Ed Sims

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It's not my car. I'm not a fan of the look of that wheel. But good for people to have choices.

Ed
 
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Sinovac

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I’m nostalgic, but tri-wing knockoffs on a paddle shifting, active aero GT is a bit too retro(grade). A lead hammer and carbon fiber?
 
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2112

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I appreciate the attempt to give us the "more sidewall" visual cue.
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mmlcobra

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I have an open mind. but it does'nt work for me.
Only know if you try!
Best,
Mark
 

Stef

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Sorry but that dog don't hunt.
Back to the drawing board.
Maybe more like the the 2015 to 2019 race car wheel?
 

07XL0027

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@Ed Sims That your car?
Two GTs were painted in “Ed’s” color; Ed’s and this one. I saw the second one on my plant tour in 2019.
 

medici78

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The 05-06 was an homage and might have pulled it off but the NFGT is so forward-looking and is only like the original GT40 concept (and spirit) and thus has a truly unique and contemporary style. Definitely not a good look on the NFGT, IMO.

That said, the wheels themselves are impressive and would definitely look good on other cars.
 
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