WATCH | These are five of the greatest alloy wheel designs of all time

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A car's styling and performance is often the main topic of discussion, and not so much its wheels.

With that said, there are some great designs out there that gives a car its unique appeal and personality from an array of angles.

A car's shoes

From legendary exotics like the Ferrari F40 to a cult icon like the McLaren F1, those are the stock wheels instantly recognizable and gives the car its appearance.


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Alloy wheels are most commonly found on cars higher up on the trim level spectrum where its size exceeds 15-inches. Some dealers also offer a bigger wheel as an optional extra.

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Besides the high-end cars of this world there are also a few compact hatchbacks and sedans with good-looking wheels as well. The BMW E30 325is and Volkswagen Golf V R32 wheels can be thrown into the mix.

Aftermarket options

Trying to buy a stock, original wheel will no doubt cost you an arm and a leg and aftermarket dealers have pounced on the idea of selling replicas.

There are a host of local dealers like Shaba Mags, Allies wheels and Racing Edge that stock quality aftermarket options in various PCD sizes.

There is no doubt that a car looks much better with a set of special wheels fitted, and even better with a nice drop in the suspension.

Compiled by: Robin Classen

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