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Congratulations and I would personally go black wheels!

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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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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 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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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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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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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.

:iamwithstupid:

 

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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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:

 

One hell of an upgrade my friend! Nicely done, enjoy it. :)

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:iamwithstupid:

 

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! :lol2:

 

I think I'm going gunmetal!

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