$1,000 Spacers!

We all know that as car enthusiasts we can from time to time make buying choices that are not completely driven by sound logic, but rather by the sheer appreciation of elegant engineering and design.

A few members of IND’s staff were at dinner with a close friend of ours who happens to be an M3 GT4 owner. As we started talking about the car’s various motorsport specific components the most unlikely part became one of the focuses of the conversation- the car’s wheel spacers. We were amazed to see this level of innovation in a piece that most people would not look at twice. The scalloped, pentagonal spacer is of such a low weight it almost feels wrong in your hands, and is a perfect example of the length to which motorsport engineers go to optimize every possible factor for a competitive advantage.

Enjoy the photos!


One Comment on “$1,000 Spacers!”

  1. tom says:

    just to give everyone an idea how how light that is, i weighed 2 credit cards on my postal scale. total weight: 0.3 lbs.

    what are they made of? titanium? magnesium? the titanium-gold alloy tony stark developed for his suit?

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