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Oct 25

Those delicate, expensive looking front wheel pods

5 comments

Those wheel pods look like they would snap off hitting a curb, and cost thousands to fix or replace. How delicate are they? How expensive are they to replace? Is this something a typical mechanic can do? Is there really a big gain from this design or is it more of a style signature? maybe make the car a bit wider and enclose them?

They are as strong as any car's front wheels.

I have to believe the wheel covers are a strong part of the low wind resistance. One of the major features of the car. If you widen the body you'd probably blow the efficiency.

BUT, can this wheel covers be height adjustable. Might be important for a show storm.

Its the connection between the wheel pod and the main chassis that worries me. But, there isnt much point discussing it in this forum. They answer questions on the investor page.

The suspension is just as strong as it would be if it was enclosed by body panels.

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