So much f'n win!
How cool that the've brought back the classic '62 Buick hupcap!
I love good turbo-style wheels!
I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.
A Rabbit is not to be wasted on the tentative or weak. Only the worthy are invited, and then only at your own risk. If you have even a modicum of hesitation, DO NOT buy one of these cars. Instead, leave it for a worthy soul who has already matriculated to the sublime ecstasy of what those in the know refer to as a "MK1"
No vette love?
"The Sebring is an extraordinary car. Ugly to behold and hateful to drive, it is not cheap, elegant, comfortable, practical, prestigious, clever, economical, luxurious, well designed, well thought out or, if the rental car I drove in America this year is anything to go by, especially well made either." - Jeremy Clarkson
I was just considering the aerodynamic implications...
If the turbines were setup to move air out from under the car, they'd work in a similar way to ground effect fans installed in some 70s race cars. They'd help create a low pressure zone under the car, which causes down force. Was that one of the reasons to use these wheels?
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Not for most of them, as far as I know anyway...they were used primarily for brake cooling. Audi however DID do their own aero development with the wheel fans used on their Trans Am and IMSA GTO cars to do just that (draw air from under the car to create low pressure, and therefore, ground effect aero)
From what I was reading that's why they didn't use standard BBS wheel fans, but developed their own designs.