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    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.

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    I've seen color wheels pulled off before but this just doesnt work.

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    i like it
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    i like it, must be my JDM side

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    i like it, must be my JDM side
    It's clown modding.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It's clown modding.
    Maybe this is Bozo's car.

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    calipers should be white...or black...

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    Nope.

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    Love that color combo, but it's just not doing it for me in a car of that caliber.

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    Bit too bright for sure, nothing else to link it to the car.

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    the owner cant possibly like that

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    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.

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    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
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    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.

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    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.
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    I actually really like that
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