The face on these new Essen wheels seem to stick out for miles and this, combined with a few cheeky bolts, makes them appear to be much wider than they actually are, even without the use of super-stretched rubber.

To be fair that’s not an easy optical illusion to pull off, but what grabs us even more is the price.

After all, there can’t be many too many staggered 18-inchers coming in at the sort of money you expect to drop on a set of 15s.

Come to think of it, there can’t be many motors out there these won’t suit either. Classic mesh with a modern twist. Lovely stuff.

Sizes: 8.5 and 9.5×18
PCDs: 5×100, 5×112, 5×120
Finishes: silver polished lip

Price £540 (set)

For more info see Autostar Wheels