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The best factory wheels ever

Wheels. The right set will set off your car, define the stance and generally provide a window into your soul and your views towards Donald Trump. Yes, we're talking about you, random Toyota Premio owner with the shiny dollar sign for a wheel, cruising the streets of Dhanmondi. Seriously though, the aftermarket wheel industry is worth billions globally and for good reason – people love expressing themselves through their choice of rims, as they're the most easily changed part of any car. This got us thinking – what are the wheels that no one in their right minds would ever think of changing, no matter how much money they have, since they're so cool from the factory anyway?

 

Porsche Fuchs are so instantly recognizable they did a modern version for the retro-inspired Carrera Sport Classic.

 

Pagani Huayra wheels look like a 1:1 Hot Wheels wheel, spiraling in impossible coolness. Aerodynamic, too.

 

The Spyker C8 is a weird car filled with nautical (aviation?) themes. Carries on to the beautiful wheels.

 

Koenigsegg Regera's three-spoke telephone dial carbon wheels save rolling weight by getting rid of spokes. Smart.

 

Lancia Stratos 5 spokes had impossibly cool offset and thick, meaty rubber. The stuff of dreams.

 

Rolls Royce floating centre caps take inspiration from spinners and make them classy. Rap videos changed forever.

 

Alfa Romeo tele-dials have been around since the 80s in varying sizes – the Brera had the perfect sized ones.

 

Lamborghini Countach cookie cutter wheels need no introduction. As iconic as the rest of its mad bodywork.

 

Pontiac Firebird Trans Am had gorgeous snowflake wheels that the BMW M4 GTS would later copy.

 

The Dodge Viper concept had crazy dished three-spoke wheels, but the production version looked cool as well.

 

Centre locking wheels were common in the 70s, but Shelby Cobra design made them uniquely memorable.

 

Audi A1 Quattro hints at its 80s rallying roots with these finned masterpieces. Retro cool is back and it looks fast!

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