New Calibre Vice alloy wheel steps into the old school style for nostalgic European or Japanese projects

Calibre Vice gets into the old school

Monday, 21 March 2011 2:40 PM

Calibre Vice alloy wheel

The new Calibre Vice alloy wheel with unashamedly nostalgic style and modern-day manufacturing techniques

Here’s a different flavour for all you aftermarket wheel fans out there, and if, like me, you dig a bit of a blast from the past from time to time then the new Vice wheel from Calibre could be right up your old school street.

The new Vice has got the look of a nostalgic Japanese wheel to it with just four, flat-fronted spokes reaching out from a square hub – when did we last see a square hub? – to a pseudo split-rim, complete with studding details. 

Could be perfect for an 80s Japanese project? I also think they’d look sweet on our 90s Alfa Romeo 146 TotallyMotor project car…

Vice comes only in 7x 15-inch and 7×16-inch sizes, so if you’re going super-low with your project, complete with a heavily stretched tyre, take a look at these old school stylers. 

And, although the designers have been unashamedly looking backwards, Calibre’s engineers have ensured that this rim ticks all of the modern-day boxes with regard to finish and durability, with all Calibre wheels heat-treated and surface protected.

Only one colour way and PCD is available; gloss black against diamond polishing on a 4 x 100 stud pattern. Prices start at £95 + VAT for the 15-inch Vice. For more details of the Calibre range, see

By Daniel Anslow

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