FIRST picture of our new Konig Hypergram 16x8 +38 Metallic Carbon w/ Machined Lip!
On our own 08 GT Street Toy, with Continental 225/50/16. Proportions are very classic, reminds me of 60's Lotus Elan that was in our shop for the longest time getting fixed again and again. From the driver's seat it's pure love for this setup, I broke lots of laws on the way home from the shop today, drifted some freeway 270 degree ramps at beyond double the 'suggested' speed and just laughed out loud all the way. The fun is accessible, not at crazy speeds like my higher grip 17 inch combo. No this is not the ultimate speed setup, no it is not an autocross setup, no it is not the fastest street setup. What it is....is FUN to toss about. A lot more compliance than the 17 inch combo, little ruts in the road are just absorbed.
Currently in the car is our standard OHLINS NC coilovers
(our usual starting settings 13.25 front, 13.5 rear heights), our Budget NC Big Brakes
(rear calipers painted to match), our RoadsterSport Race Helmholtz
muffler (such a fun sound on otherwise stock exhaust), and the BBK shift knob
(Brian's Big Knob!). Perfect canyon setup, particularly if the surface has some broken up sections, lots more compliance with this setup than my usual 17x8 with 235/40 that has been on the car. This setup is 2 pounds lighter per corner than the 17 inch combo, that helps ride but most of the ride improvement is the greater sidewall the 16 inch gives.
Overall I really like it...it made me so very naughty on the way home!