Design Handbook: Secrets of Big Wheel Proportions

Automotive Design 31 Oct 2013
Design Handbook: Secrets of Big Wheel Proportions

In the latest episode of the “Design Handbook” series gives an overview of the history and reasons behind big wheels from an aesthetic perspective.


(cover: the massive 24-inch wheels of the Lamborghini Urus Concept)

In the video – reported below – presenter Jim Hall gives a brief historic background: from the Wide White Wall Tires of the 1950’s that visually enlarged the wheels, to the pedestrian safety constraints of today, which have risen the hood lines, so that bigger wheels are needed to provide aesthetic balance.

Also check the previous episode on the Bone Line or the first four shows in our previous post.

(Source: Autoline.tv via Autoblog.com)

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