C8 Corvette Coupe Looks Stunning On Vossen HF-5 Wheels: Video34
With mid-engine proportions and sharp styling, there’s no doubt that the C8 Corvette is a gorgeous-looking machine. However, it doesn’t take much to up the ante even further, as evidenced by the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette featured here riding on a set of Vossen HF-5 wheels.
The C8 Corvette is shown off in a brief video, clocking in at just over one minute, 30 seconds in length. The video is nicely put together, and doesn’t include any narration or dialogue. Rather, it gives us a look at the eighth-gen Vette’s lines through a series of tasty edits that place the sports car on a rain-soaked street, silently gliding around on the plus-sized rollers. An atmospheric, beat-laced soundtrack plays in the background, giving the video a chilled-out vibe that’s spot on for a drizzly day.
The wheels in question are part of Vossen’s Hybrid Forged wheel line, and present in a black finish with a split five-spoke design. The pocketed spokes get a wide Y-pattern look, and are sized at 20 inches by 9 inches in front, and 21 inches by 12 inches in the rear. Vossen says it also offers the HF-5 in sizing up to 22 inches in diameter, with two standard finishes and nine custom finishes on offer.
Interestingly, the wheel design is vaguely similar to the optional five-trident-spoke wheel design offered from the factory, which lends the car a hint of OEM. However, the sizing and stance confirms that this machine was indeed modified.
The car in question is a C8 Corvette Coupe draped in Sebring Orange Tintcoat paint. The two-door is equipped with the Z51 Performance Package and comes with a High Wing Spoiler finished in black. The roof and A-pillars are also done in black, as are the sideview mirrors, all of which combine to offset the bright orange paint nicely.
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Black wheels, black roof panel, black accents, car is ugly imo.
There is one in town similar to this and let me say it is UGLY!!
Black mirrors also, and big black wing, very ugly imo.
Maybe black wheels on an all black car? (Batmobile?!) Really can’t see the wheels very well on these photos.
Personally, I really don’t like the black wheel style. To me, they look like something you went to the junk yard and got to put on just for rollers. UGLY ! They really deter from the beauty of the rest of the vehicle. Not just my opinion.
Sorry the ugly are the black wheels. Now if they were chrome you’d have something to look at.
Black wheels on a Corvette are simply
Terrible video as you can’t even properly see the wheels
Doesnt matter, the wheels are butt ugly along with all the other blacked out trim and awful rear wing.
The video does a very poor job of showcasing the black wheels. Gray, rainy day does not a good day make to film black anything. Deal breaker for me.
You guys must all be old. Black wheels are in. I’m seventy and I wouldn’t put chrome wheels on a new corvette. It screams I’m Old!
That a boy Bob! The guys who want Chrome also want the option for gold plating badges and wheels. Lol
The general thought here is how much better a bright wheel looks over black wheels, doesnt have to be chrome.
Black wheels and black wall tires are in because they are cheaper and easier to maintain. I am not buying one because other people think it is 😎. Mine will be white with some black accents but not the wheels. Unfortunately they didn’t offer chrome but since I want to save the Michelin Sports for a track day anyway I will order up some either bright silver metallic or chrome wheels with some touring tires. That is just what I like and I don’t give a thumbs down 👎 on what someone else likes unless they insult anyone who doesn’t agree with them!
Don’t forget the pin stripe and vinyl roof to complete the look.
No body is saying specifically chrome wheels, but definitely a bright wheel, polished, machined , or chrome.
It screams your blind.
Mr. Weaver, you express my feelings exactly. Although the day picked to photograph and video black wheels, along with most of the photos, are dismal, I love black wheels on any car. I am 74 years old, the stereotypical Corvette owner. But over many years – 45 to be exact – I have owned 8 Corvettes. I currently own a Cadillac CT6 V with the 550 dual turbo engine and it is as fast as my last C7! But I regret not having black wheels on it. Currently am working on that as well.
I don’t understand the c8 is the hottest car of the year n all these people saying they think the car is ugly like damn are you guys sure you guys are actually looking at the car , the part I do t get is they look like the trident rims u can order from Chevy I just ordered mine on August 6th , elk hart blue cost is around 93G but I’m sure it’ll go up 1 or 2G from price increase cuz we had to use 2020 configurator n it’s gonna be a 2021 my brother works at Chevy dealership down in northern cali they get 20-40 calls a day people asking wen the c8s are gonna be on the lot as soon as they com in they been grabbed quite quickly n people are paying dealer mark ups which is so stupid just wait n order the car I’ve been on list sence December n finally just got mine ordered n I was 7th on my preorder list n December the owner is getting his in 3-4 weeks m I’m finally gonna get to test drive it n I can make changes if I don’t like something he’s getting pretty much getting every option that I ordered
I read the messages differently than you. By “ugly” they meant the black wheels combined with the other black trim. I do agree with you that the C8 is a winner on looks and on the track. GM really hit a home run with this one. Besides, I just happen to be tired with the old Chrome, Chrome, and more Chrome look! As they say, different strokes for different folks. Enjoy your Corvette in your choice of color and trim!
The Chevrolet C8 Corvette is like a beautiful woman as the Vossen Hybrid Forged wheel are like any other sexy pair of pumps she might be wearing.
The C8 is not as good looking as the C7. The C8 has to be properly dressed and appointed to make it decent looking. The Vossen black wheels do nothing to help the less attractive C8 to look better, in fact makes it even less attractive. The car needs body colored accents and bright wheels and a deeper dish wheel. The only acceptable Factory wheel is the bright silver painted 5 spoke wheel which is no extra charge.
The C8 is a design atrocity.
“The C8 is a design atrocity”
Says the guy who owns a Pontiac Aztek. 🤣
What makes you a design critic?
1. The C8 is the only Corvette in history that has been called outright “ugly” by multiple magazines and auto journalists. The ONLY one–of all the generations.
2. Ironically it suffers from the same design flaws as the Aztek–insane busy-ness. Lines and angles to nowhere. Crazy number of shapes and angles. Sawed-off mouth the size of a Lexus SUV. Gigantic rear end that’s also chaotic.
3. It looks like a brick with lines etched into it–with little actual shape and flow.
Again. You may like it. Your choice. But it’s an objectively chaotic and chunky design. Those things are measurable, observable, and true.
And in my opinion unforgivable. And embarrassing.
Sorry, don’t care for black wheels on anything, period. Like my wheels and tires to pop. This doesn’t mean chrome as there a lot of other colors and finishes. Black wheels just means your a sheeple to the “trend” with no original thought for design.
I’ll take the painted silver wheels!!
The wheels dont stand out.
I know a guy who will do gold plating for $100 per wheels. Removal and install is extra. This would look incredible on a black car.
I think Chevy should bring hub caps back for the C8!