In automotive design, wheels are an exceptionally important component in the overall beauty of the car. Automakers spend a great deal of design time on the wheels and making sure that they integrate and enhance the overall aesthetics of the car.
But in this day and age of grotesqueness, where people destroy their bodies with heinous tattoos, bizarre piercings and pretty much any other method that results in transforming themselves in to ghastly, hideous zombies, it’s only natural that they apply the same paintbrush to their cars. Thus, the black wheel trend.
Black wheels give cars that not-so-attractive “spare tire” look. The visual draw of the car is completely destroyed, ruining the visual experience and degrading the visual value of the car.
The real joke is that these horrendous wheels aren’t free, but then the idiots who buy them are also the ones who spend thousands for a sleeve tat, so clearly they are willing to pay a hefty price to be ugly.