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?
The width of the car is big. I would like for the body of the car to have slight curves that give space for the wheels to turn (not holes but more like dimples) that may take away a little bit of the aerodynamics but help the wheels be closer into the body and have the wheels be safer. I would leave it to the engineers to identify if is is very stable still, but should be still more stable than the average sedan. I would like for the wheels to not be with a full cover that may get scratched easily for those of us needing to park it on the street. I know the material is dent resistant or dent proof but would like to know if it can handle scratches well or not.