Multicolored Alloy Wheels Are A New Trend With No Traction
So garish, five-spoked, five-colored alloy wheels like those seen on an otherwise elegant Peugeot 308 CC are a thing now? Stranger things have happened but these raucous rims might be the wackiest must-have auto fashion option yet.
Kudos to an anonymous contributor to CarNewsChina for capturing the sleek new French four-seater while parked on a side-street in Zunyi, a city of 6 million located in northern Guizhou Province.
Peugeot abandoned the North American auto market in mid-1991 but PSA Peugeot Citroën, as they're known in corporation-speak, boasts a solid presence in the rest of the world – total production was 1,739,000 in 2009. In 2010 the company embarked on a major marketing push in China, Russia and South America so the sight of a Peugeot 308 CC in Zunyi is in no way unusual... well, that goes for the vast majority of Peugeot 308 CC's.
The Peugeot 308 CC debuted in the spring of 2009 as a replacement for the Peugeot 307 CC. The “CC” stands for Coupé-Cabriolet, referring to the retractable hardtop that folds into a well behind the rear seats in 20 seconds – as long as the car is traveling less than 7.5 mph (12.1 km/h). Not exactly cheap wheels by any means, the 308 CC is priced from £22,100 ($37,500) in the UK and doubtless the sticker is significantly higher if bought in China.
As a specialty version of the Peugeot 308, the Coupé-Cabriolet embodies enough cachet and exclusivity to satisfy most car-owners. There's always “that guy”, however, for whom no amount of exclusivity is enough – and the owner of this weird wild wheeled CC fits the stereotype.
We're not sure by what method the Peugeot 308 CC's standard 17” Stratus alloy wheels were tinted red, mint green, pink, yellow and electric blue but one would hope the pastel hues won't wash right off the first time the driver take's their CC out on a rainy day... or maybe one hopes the colors WILL wash off, depending on your POV. For those of the latter persuasion, think positively – things could be worse and the tires shodding those psychedelic rims could be colored to match.