What do these recreations, trying to show what one looked like mid-range car, or high, with a very very basic equipment, we both like? Probably its ability to remind us, in a very graphic way, how old aesthetic solutions hardly find their place in modern designs. A good example is an Audi A4 with steel rims and black plastic fenders . Obviously it is a recreation, created by artist X-Tomi Design, which you will not ever see in showrooms. But this exercise seduces us.
Today if we were to replace a car’s defenses by black plastic is likely that we found ourselves with problems as shown by the Audi A4 . Almost the entire front would have to be replaced by black plastic. The black bumpers are no longer economical solution in most models, which once reserved defenses always decorated in the tone of the body to its best equipped beaches. In any case we have seen, although at a much smaller scale, with the rise of SUV resurgence of black plastic protections and crossover.
No less amazing detail is that of show a modern Audi A4 with steel rims . If the artist who made these recreations have opted for a more realistic rim dimensions probably it would have been greater our astonishment to see how reasonable measures before, as the 15 “today are ridiculous in body designs that are designed to fit tires 17 “or 18”. And that feeling we have even in utilitarian and relatively modest cars.
Curiously, and if you really want to see cars of upper-middle range with steel rims, central and eastern Europe during the winter is a good place to see sightings of this type . Come winter, winter tires become indispensable to roll by many countries, such as Poland, Czech Republic and so on. And when the economy sent instead to assemble and completely remove the tires every season, and have two sets of wheels “pretty” alloy, many drivers turn to a budget solution handy steel wheels, matching winter tires. So much so that the image of an Audi A4 with steel rims (even higher ranges such as A6, Mercedes E-Class, BMW Series 5, etc.) is relatively common.
Source: X-Tomi Design