Skip to comments.This Aston Martin Has Most Excellent Wheels
Posted on 05/21/2019 6:56:23 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
It has been far too long since an OEM took a risk on the design of its wheels. There are only a handful of differently stylized wheels on the market today, most unfortunately featuring some variety of twist designplease pardon me while I attempt to keep my lunch down. Aston Martins new DBS Superleggera, inspired by 007 himself, features a striking shade of gold-tinted olive green paint and wheels meant to ape the wire spokes Bond rode on 50 years ago in On Her Majestys Secret Service.
It has been quite a while since an OEM has released a new wheel design that has made me sit up and
Setting this DBS Superleggera special edition apart from the rest is a carbon fiber splitter and aeroblade, a bespoke medal grille with six horizontal vanes in bright finish, and commemorative side strakes. And of course, those gorgeous unique diamond turned and forged wheels are only available with this special package. Aston Martin describes the new look as brute in a suit and it isnt exactly wrong.
Limited to 50 units, the James Bond Special Edition will retail at 300,007 poundsget it?and will begin delivery in the fourth quarter of this year.
Aston Martin Vice President & Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman said: Creating a James Bond special edition is always an exciting challenge as we work to create a car that embodies the legend of James Bond, and the original movie car. The DBS Superleggera is a muscular car that commands attention, but the Olive Green gives it a subtlety that belies the beast beneath.
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The old Trans Am wheels.
when you have a huge wheel and super thin tire like that, the ride is going to be horrible and jarring on a regular road
I know the guy who makes the wheels for Aston Martin. Don’t know whether he was involved in these though.
I made the mistake of getting the 20-inch wheel option on my Cadillac. The ride is fine but the road noise is an issue
Burt Reynolds’ Firebird popped into my head first thing
The Aston is a beautiful car.
My Dad had a 79 Trans Am.
Also, somehow the cost of thinner tires are far more for some reason. Wait til you have to replace one.
And if you hit a pothole, much more likely to bend a rim with thin tire.
I like the old wheels better.
They need to up the soundproofing.
My Dad had a 79 Trans Am.
I bought him a t-shirt.
It had Pontiac Trans Am on the front and Last Of The Fast on the back.
I had a ‘77 El Camino that the previous owner put a scream’n chicken on the hood.
Hit a pot hole and you have to buy a new tire and wheel.
LOL...I KNEW I had seen them somewhere before. Thanks.
Bond: “An ejector seat? You’re joking!” Q: “I never joke about my work 007!”
I was in the Army and didnt see Dad much, but he put some kind of go fast kit on that car.
He cut out the back (really the front) of the hood scoop and put hinges and magnets on the flap.
Hed hit it and the flap would snap open.
He sold it to a young guy who wrapped it around a tree.
I see a lot of Latino auto engineering sitting on the side of the road. It's easy to see the broke-dick third world auto styling.
I thought those were K-car rims
You are welcome.
That Aston is a beautiful car, though.
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