Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Impressive, becomes impressive mistake..
Directional.. bloody.. wheels..
Usually a bit of a compromised design, as what company can afford to make both lefts and rights of the same wheel?
You end up with the same wheel left and right, and are left to just live with having two backwards wheels.
This is the case for almost every manufacturer, and i can easily think of examples from - Toyota, Nissan, Ford - even Porsche!
BUT. occasionally. when the planets line up.. etc; manufacturers have produced LEFT's and RIGHT's of the samn damn wheel.
Honda definitely did it with the 3rd generation Prelude, and here is clearly Nissan having a go with the R31 Skyline TI..
.. with, not so much succcess.
somehow or another, in a photo that I'm sure MANY people put a solid Friday arvo's worth of effort into, they managed to completely miss what was such a beautiful little detail.
The front left wheel in that picture is actually a right wheel. We can only hope that car actually has a left on the right, as if Nissan sent them out the door with odd numbers of left/rights... well.. wow. ha
Interesting thought - if you are going to have true directional wheel sets, what do you do the spare as? :)