It’s just about impossible to start a wheel company WITHOUT being huge car enthusiasts. Why would you? It’s not the line of work you fall into unless you care… big time. It’s a business venture that’s ultimately spawned by form, function, and passion. Another cool thing about owning a wheel company – is your exposure to all sorts of different cars. A lot of today’s aftermarket companies get super cubby-holed & nichey in the type of people/cars they provide goods & services for. I see it all the time being in media. Business owners get locked into a specific breed of car. And that’s cool in its own right. But wheel companies are different. They get more leeway, more leash, more variety. Wheel companies get deeper exposure to a larger cross-section of cars & events. And they chat with a wider range of people. Ahhhhhhhh and that’s where the inspiration comes in. 

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That’s why, when the C8 Corvette came out…

Rohana Wheels was on it like white on rice. The C8 is truly unique, in that it blends some very awesome sub-cultures WITHIN car culture. It’s like a car-culture smoothy… with whiskey in it.

C8 Corvette

Being the first mid-engine Corvette…

The C8 plays with supercars. But being that it’s fairly affordable (before dealer markups at least)… the C8 still has a lot of genuine relatability to it. It’s touchable; and makes the excitement personal. And the C8 has got 7 decades of Corvette Nation behind it. It’s a third muscle car, a third sports car, and a third supercar. You can dress it up, or you can dress it down.

slammed Corvette

Everybody’s got a little bit of Corvette inside of ‘em.

And that’s why the C8 is the perfect ‘company car’ for an aftermarket wheel company to bring anywhere, make friends, & find common ground. As a C8 owner, you can take a little inspiration & influence from from ALL automotive backgrounds… mix it up & throw it all at the C8… and it just works beautifully. As evidenced here – by Rohana’s widebody C8 Corvette. 

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Text by Wooley   //   Photos by Bailey Neal

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MODIFICATIONS

Rohana RFG23 Trinity Series

•(20×9 front; 20×12.5 rear)•

Pandem widebody kit

Air Lift suspension

IPE exhaust

widebody C8 Corvette

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Corvette wide body kit

 

C8 Corvette

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