Huge wheels might look great on your new car, but there are a number of drawbacks. For one, those wheels are now fitted with low-profile tires, meaning that there is very little sidewall on the tire to isolate you from the bumps and imperfections on the road. Ride quality can suffer.
It also makes the wheels more susceptible to bending or denting in potholes or just on the road in general. A smaller sidewall also offers less protection while parking. That leads to more curbed wheels, which leads to more money out of your pocket repairing them.
Now, what if there was a way to combine the great looks of big wheels with the benefits that a car with a tall sidewall can provide? It seems a Russian Range Rover owner has cracked the case.
From afar, this Rover appears to be sporting some huge five spoke wheels. Surely that will compromise the RR's legendary ride quality, you no doubt think to yourself. But no! On closer inspection those huge wheels are reasonably sized, with the entrepreneurial, and dare we say brilliant, owner drawing the wheel onto the tire to give the illusion of something larger.
This modern day Escher uses a simple technique with paint to create an illusion that befuddles and amuses. Modern art starts and stops right here folks.
And think of the benefits. The Range Rover will ride just as well as it always did. If the car hits a curb, the owner will just have to paint a new wheel line on the tire, not buy a new wheel. Off-roading ability will not be reduced. It's truly brilliant.
You might be ridiculing it at home in front of your laptop, but that's likely because you're jealous you didn't think of this in the first place.