This has been touched on in a "vulnerable front wheels" discussion, but not in the sense that I want to address. The outboard wheels tend are below the line of sight of other drivers. This is not likely to be a problem in the USA, Western EU, UK, and Ireland. Once you leave the countries with competent drivers, however, things change. Imagine a country (like the one I live in) where lane markers are ignored, where the driver's goal is to get ahead of anyone else, where side mirror damage is commonplace, and where the drivers have no apparent situational awareness. In such an environment, the outboard wheels are highly vulnerable. Think about how you drive and your sense of space and location. If you have ever driven a vehicle whose steering wheel is on the "wrong" side, you understand what I am talking about. You sense of space and location is developed from years of driving and seems innate. But one's sense of space and location relative to a nearby Aptera is altered by the fact that the body is ? inches from the outer wheel nacelle. Still looks like a great car.