• Tacky or brilliant? You judge, a white R8 on bright orange HRE wheels from Wheelsboutique

      Wheelsboutique usually shows off some very get looking wheel setups. This one is definitely not our cup of tea. We understand wanting to stand out and be different but there is a point where something just becomes to ostentatious and tacky. The R8 is a beautiful and refined luxury sports car. Taking an example in white with black sideblades and completely destroying the color scheme it has going for it with bright orange wheels is not the best way to compliment it. We would expect to see this on a Honda or at some import show featuring cheap JDM cars before we would ever expect it on an R8.

      It's different, sure, but not for the right reasons. This will likely appeal to a younger crowd (like the people who actually liked rapper Tyga's R8) but that is the exact crowd that lacks the sophistication to modify a high end German car in a classy manner. HRE P40SC wheels are an absolutely fantastic choice for this car but a darker finish would exude far more class and sophisticated. This just screams looks at me.
















      This article was originally published in forum thread: Tacky or brilliant? You judge, a white R8 on bright orange HRE wheels from Wheelsboutique started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 18 Comments
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        I've seen color wheels pulled off before but this just doesnt work.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        i like it
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        i like it, must be my JDM side
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        i like it, must be my JDM side
        It's clown modding.
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's clown modding.
        Maybe this is Bozo's car.
      1. sleepr6's Avatar
        sleepr6 -
        calipers should be white...or black...
      1. alpinedevil335's Avatar
        alpinedevil335 -
        Nope.
      1. justohigh's Avatar
        justohigh -
        Love that color combo, but it's just not doing it for me in a car of that caliber.
      1. Mr Ed's Avatar
        Mr Ed -
        Bit too bright for sure, nothing else to link it to the car.
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        the owner cant possibly like that
      1. boostingwild's Avatar
        boostingwild -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        i like it, must be my JDM side
        My Jdm side loves this, I'm not 18 either.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by boostingwild Click here to enlarge
        My Jdm side loves this, I'm not 18 either.
        me neither. definitely isn't something of the norm so props to the owner for doing something different
      1. b00st's Avatar
        b00st -
        I've never been able to get into the neon colored wheels. I never liked it on JDM cars when I owned them either though. It just seems like a novelty that's ok for some pictures, but not something anyone would really enjoy seeing day after day on their car. Seems like a good way to ruin nice wheels to me honestly.
      1. folgrz's Avatar
        folgrz -
        I like it
      1. Benz-O-Rama's Avatar
        Benz-O-Rama -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sleepr6 Click here to enlarge
        calipers should be white...or black...
        I think white calipers would make it work. I actually don't think it's horrible. I like it better than that gold awful 458 Italia that had all of the disco lights installed.
      1. CoreyWB's Avatar
        CoreyWB -
        No words, just win!

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        Audi R8 V10 HRe P47SC Brushed Orange by wheels_boutique, on Flickr
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        Audi R8 V10 HRe P47SC Brushed Orange by wheels_boutique, on Flickr
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        Audi R8 V10 HRe P47SC Brushed Orange by wheels_boutique, on Flickr
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        Audi R8 V10 HRe P47SC Brushed Orange by wheels_boutique, on Flickr
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        Audi R8 V10 HRe P47SC Brushed Orange by wheels_boutique, on Flickr
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        Audi R8 V10 HRe P47SC Brushed Orange by wheels_boutique, on Flickr
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        Audi R8 V10 HRe P47SC Brushed Orange by wheels_boutique, on Flickr
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        Audi R8 V10 HRe P47SC Brushed Orange by wheels_boutique, on Flickr
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        Audi R8 V10 HRe P47SC Brushed Orange by wheels_boutique, on Flickr
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        Audi R8 V10 HRe P47SC Brushed Orange by wheels_boutique, on Flickr

        Setup:
        20x9 20x12
        HRE P47SC
        Tires: conti 245/30/20 and 325/25/20

        What do you guys think?
      1. folgrz's Avatar
        folgrz -
        I actually really like that
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Repost, merging.