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5 spoke "split spoke" wheels.

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    #1 TEG, Feb 8, 2009
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    So the Roadster originally came with "7 spoke" wheels which many people seem to like, but TM has made them optional and switched the standard wheels to a 5 spoke "split spoke" design. Perhaps it is silly, but I tend to like wheels to have "symmetry to the lugs", so the 5 lug pattern on the Roadster is well suited to 5 spoke wheels.

    TM showed us some Roadsters with 2 different designs before finally showing what they picked. Here are some pics of various 5 spoke "split spoke" wheels:

    The ones they plan to ship soon (Fondmetal 7400):
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    Brabus:
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    stellaCORSE:
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    At SEMA:
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    #2 TEG, Feb 8, 2009
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    More BMW:
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    Audi:
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    More Audi:
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    #7 TEG, Feb 8, 2009
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    Lexus IS250:
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    Toyota Highlander Hybrid:
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    #10 TEG, Feb 9, 2009
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    TSW Rocket:
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    #11 TEG, Feb 9, 2009
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    TSW Bremma:
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    TSW Splitz:
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    TSW Blades:
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    TSW Indy 500:
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    Different TSW Thunder:
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    Dude, you know your wheels. Good find :biggrin:
     
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    If you want to buy four of those wheels it will cost. £2,676.00
    That is approximately $4,000.
     
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    Although it comes with tires for that price... kinda weird.
     
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    Are you sure? I'm reading that web page as advertising a set of 4 wheels and tyres starting at £699.

    "4 NEW FONDMETAL 7400 ALLOYS WITH SPECIAL TITANIUM POLISHEDL FINISH INCLUDING HIGH PERFORMANCE TYRES"

    "4 X FONDMETAL_7400 +TYRES"

    "FONDMETAL : 4 NEW FONDMETAL 7400 ALLOYS WITH SPECIAL TITANIUM POLISHEDL FINISH INCLUDING HIGH PERFORMANCE TYRES"


    I'm seeing lots of 4's and plural grammar. :smile:
     
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