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Lightning
post Apr 9 2018, 09:01 AM
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Congrats man! Awesome car!


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post Apr 9 2018, 01:46 PM
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Congrats and enjoy for many miles in the best of health!
LUV the color!

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post Apr 12 2018, 11:37 AM
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Congrats ! I love my R8...an everyday driver!


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post May 7 2018, 09:37 AM
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Thanks all for the kinds words. I'm considering wheel options. For now, I'm going to refinish the OEM wheels, they're currently too chrome looking for my taste. I'm debating between black or gunmetal/dark grey/body color. Here's a Photoshop of how they'd look black. I also did a gold/bronze concept just to see it. I don't think it works on the Spyder as well as the coupes.

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post May 7 2018, 09:56 AM
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Dark gray/gunmetal. Nothing on the car pulls the bronze together. Looks great.
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post May 7 2018, 11:28 AM
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Black wheels or a lighter silver.

Gray car, if the gray wheels dont match perfectly it looks funky. No go on the bronze.



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post May 7 2018, 11:52 AM
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Congratulations and I would personally go black wheels!
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post May 7 2018, 02:06 PM
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Agreed the polished wheels are a little too chrome. It doesn’t sound like a big change but I think it would be a big impact to paint the wheels matte silver to match the other trim and windshield frame. I love the silver trim on the car and the wheels matching would be perfect. I’m not a fan of the black or bronze options.
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post May 7 2018, 02:12 PM
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Black or gunmetal or silver (if you’re looking for contrast).

Black = more aggressive
Gunmetal = monolithic - visually lengthens/lowers the look of the car (my fave) - will look clean the longest
Silver = contrast and a more “polished” appearance (no pun intended). They’ll be harder to keep clean
Gold/Bronze = incongruent - as stated by kmr it stands out and doesn’t tie in with any element on the car. Not a fan...

I don’t think the gunmetal must match. If it’s close in color - it’ll more or less “blend” and won’t contrast from the car (unless there is something really shiny or “loud” about the wheels). I have a dark gray metallic GT4 with wheels in a similar (but not matching) color and it looks great. Obviously this is a personal choice and not everyone likes the look unless the wheels match the car.
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post May 7 2018, 02:30 PM
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I would match the front windshield surround. Actually, I would probably paint match the window surround body color and do a dark silver wheel. Best of luck with your choice.


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post May 8 2018, 04:31 AM
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Agree with the others, no go on the bronze wheels IMO. Black looks like it will work well.

Car looks great. Is it manual or automatic?


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post May 14 2018, 11:52 AM
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QUOTE(Lightning @ May 8 2018, 08:31 AM) *
Agree with the others, no go on the bronze wheels IMO. Black looks like it will work well.

Car looks great. Is it manual or automatic?


Thanks, the car is R-Tronic. I looked for 6spd too, none in this color/options/Spyder/V10 for sale in the US at the time. It's not that bad honestly but I do look forward to the dual clutch on the next car.


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post May 14 2018, 02:21 PM
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QUOTE (cake @ May 7 2018, 03:12 PM) *
Black or gunmetal or silver (if you’re looking for contrast).

Black = more aggressive
Gunmetal = monolithic - visually lengthens/lowers the look of the car (my fave) - will look clean the longest
Silver = contrast and a more “polished” appearance (no pun intended). They’ll be harder to keep clean
Gold/Bronze = incongruent - as stated by kmr it stands out and doesn’t tie in with any element on the car. Not a fan...

I don’t think the gunmetal must match. If it’s close in color - it’ll more or less “blend” and won’t contrast from the car (unless there is something really shiny or “loud” about the wheels). I have a dark gray metallic GT4 with wheels in a similar (but not matching) color and it looks great. Obviously this is a personal choice and not everyone likes the look unless the wheels match the car.

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I have a friend with a grey hardtop R8 with factory gunmetal wheels and black CF blades. For an R8 it looks as good as it can.

I don't think the chrome windscreen pillars work with black wheels. If you are going to murder it out with black wheels, you would need to wrap or paint the pillars.
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post May 15 2018, 03:59 AM
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QUOTE (Gilligan740 @ May 14 2018, 11:52 AM) *
Thanks, the car is R-Tronic. I looked for 6spd too, none in this color/options/Spyder/V10 for sale in the US at the time. It's not that bad honestly but I do look forward to the dual clutch on the next car.


Oh I have no doubt its a blast. I drove a V8 with the paddle shifters a few years back and loved it, those upshifts were amazing. I'm sure the sound and power of that V10 enhances that x10. icon_super.gif

One hell of an upgrade my friend! Nicely done, enjoy it. smile.gif


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post May 15 2018, 11:09 AM
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QUOTE(kinnsella @ May 14 2018, 06:21 PM) *
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I have a friend with a grey hardtop R8 with factory gunmetal wheels and black CF blades. For an R8 it looks as good as it can.

I don't think the chrome windscreen pillars work with black wheels. If you are going to murder it out with black wheels, you would need to wrap or paint the pillars.


Yeah I was considering wrapping/change the pillars to match some of these options, it wasn't just a wheel swap and calling it done! lol.gif

I think I'm going gunmetal!


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