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I’ve recently bought a Launch Edition in Quartz silver.  It has the 18/19 forged wheels fitted currently but I also have a set of the 19/20 wheels as fitted to the SR and some S models.  I prefer the look of the car on the larger wheels.  I know some will say keep the forged wheels but it’s a great shame not to use the larger ones, they give the car a little more presence.

I am having them refurbished and considering going for dark grey.  Not a fan of black and I think I’d prefer not to go down the SR ‘black pack’ route with roof, sills etc.  I do however have a pair of black mirror caps ready to fit.

So - help me choose a colour....

Pics here of the standard car and a couple of options after a search.   Grey gives me the option of the black pack in future. Opinions welcome!   I’m quite tempted by the idea of a grey chromed finish to give them more pop but can’t find any pics.   Equally the OEM satin grey colour seems to work well.  Not fussed about red calipers but then they do add a certain something ...

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1 hour ago, Daveb99 said:

 I know some will say keep the forged wheels but it’s a great shame not to use the larger ones, they give the car a little more presence.

FYI, the 19/20" wheels are forged as well.

Personally, I think that the larger wheels look best in a diamond cut finish (with darker spokes). However, it is very tricky to get right (especially aftermarket) and it can only be done so many times to a set of wheels (due to removing material).

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The only problem with diamond cut is the corrosion that seems to creep in.......rare that you manage to avoid it.

I'd be tempted to say the larger wheels finished in a colour called shadow chrome.....

They powder coat the wheel black and then hand spray silver over it. Google it, looks great. Not too light and not too dark......

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Personally, I'd stay away from diamond cut. look great when new, but have not seen a set yet that have not deteriorated, a pain to refurb, and you can only refurb a small number of times.

I think a nice "shadow chrome" would look superb on that Evora.


 

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Thanks for the replies.  I like the idea of shadow chrome providing it’s dark enough - so I could still potentially go for the SR ‘black pack’ in future.

Found these photos online.   Pity I can’t visualise how they would look on the car, with the 19/20 wheels!

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