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I always knew the 2018+ gun metallic base wheels were hot and classy. My opinion is now officially confirmed by a 2 million dollar+ Bugatti having wheels with the same

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Old 02-22-2021, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I always knew the 2018+ gun metallic base wheels were hot and classy. My opinion is now officially confirmed by a 2 million dollar+ Bugatti having wheels with the same design language. Ya the wheels on the Bugatti are bigger, and are a different colour, but nether less they share the same design ethos. This is why I will never waste money to get rid of my stock wheels for some cheesy aftermarket rims. If they are good enough for Bugatti, they are good enough for my Z.





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[QUOTE=viiv;3986500]I always knew the 2018+ gun metallic base wheels were hot and classy. My opinion is now officially confirmed by a 2 million dollar+ Bugatti having wheels with the same design language. Ya the wheels on the Bugatti are bigger, and are a different colour, but nether less they share the same design ethos. This is why I will never waste money to get rid of my stock wheels for some cheesy aftermarket rims. If they are good enough for Bugatti, they are good enough for my Z.


I've upgraded the rims on my last couple cars but I really like these. The only thing that keeps me occasionally looking is the size, I'd like 19". With so many other things on my shopping list, the stock ones will probably last.

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Not even close to the same look.
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Not even close to the same look.
I never said they were the same, I would never make that argument. I said the same design ethos...and that's an argument I would win.

It's great having classy wheels from the factory so you don't have to waste money on cheesy aftermarket rims.
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I'm not sure those are very similar, but I will say that I always hated black rims, and one of my first plans before I even saw my 370 was to replace the rims or have them powder coated. All that went out the window when I saw them - along with the somewhat blackened head and taillights on the newer models, they really work. I have a white car so it's very black and white in a good way!
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I'm not sure those are very similar, but I will say that I always hated black rims, and one of my first plans before I even saw my 370 was to replace the rims or have them powder coated. All that went out the window when I saw them - along with the somewhat blackened head and taillights on the newer models, they really work. I have a white car so it's very black and white in a good way!
They are not actually black rims. According to Nissan, officially they are gun-metal.
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They are not actually black rims. According to Nissan, officially they are gun-metal.
OK. Seems weird I could
see them being described as a very dark grey, but they're nowhere near gun-metal as most define the color. The Nissan Canada website just calls them "black-finish".
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Here's a better shot of those wheels by the way:

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see them being described as a very dark grey, but they're nowhere near gun-metal as most define the color. The Nissan Canada website just calls them "black-finish".
In a multinational, all the international subsidiaries are somewhat independent sales & marketing operations with local staff who would call it as they see fit to sell to the local population. But the car was designed and built by Nissan Japan, and this is their official description about the base wheels:
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Here's a better shot of those wheels by the way:


Ok. I can maybe see some similarities from that angle. But I don't like them either. Taste is so personal.
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Ok. I can maybe see some similarities from that angle. But I don't like them either. Taste is so personal.
That's all I need. If you can see some similarities between that 2 million USD king of sports cars and my 30k CAD sports car, then it was a heck of a deal.


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the base wheels are too small.

the looks are irrelevant, the car is virtually undrivable at any kind of interesting pace with the base wheels. the front pushes and the rear slides around, it's ridiculous. they're barely acceptable as winters.
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