By on January 27, 2009

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34 Comments on “What’s Wrong With This Picture?...”


  • avatar
    Airhen

    With all that snow… the car is not covered in road salt (as mine currently is)?

  • avatar
    Rod Panhard

    “Johnny, don’t you park that filthy car on my white carpet ever again!”

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    thecavanaughs

    Do my eyes deceive me or did someone deliberately manufacture wheels that look like the glaive from Krull?

  • avatar
    fisher72

    The hot girl on their website in this pic is not on this one?

    Is that a pile of salt?

    High performance tires on snow?

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    CaptBlackberry

    No tire tracks in the snow.

    How could that be!? Parsimony suggests that the car spontaneously self-assembled in that spot. Or it was created by an army of tiny UAW members that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Those, to me, are the simplest explanations of how a car can be on a snow covered surface but not have any tire tracks in the snow. I can’t imagine any other way. We live in miraculous times.

  • avatar
    ca36gtp

    The tires are pristine, and the side mirror is emitting snow.

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    SpeedJebus

    The rims almost look like they would add to wind resistance?

  • avatar
    decrescendo

    Yeah it seems the rims are sticking a fair distance out from the tires.

    Immediately makes me think of a chariot from Ben-Hur.

  • avatar
    John R

    I’m going with the lack of salt on the tires, but it would have been far more entertaining if the wheel design was actually a plagiarized example of Shinobi’s shurikens.

  • avatar
    cwallace

    Looks like the tire is on the rim backwards.

  • avatar
    juris98

    An object either casts a shadow…or it doesn’t. In this case, the shadow gets progressively lighter from back to front. IMPOSSIBLE!

  • avatar
    Jimal

    They look like directional rims mounted on the wrong side of the car.

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    Steve C.

    It’s snowing in EGYPT!
    That pyramid is covered with snow!

    That’s what’s wrong with the picture. It’s taken on the Day After Tomorrow.

  • avatar
    elloh7

    juris98 : An object either casts a shadow…or it doesn’t. In this case, the shadow gets progressively lighter from back to front. IMPOSSIBLE!

    Its perfectly possible with multiple light sources, such as a professional photographer might use to ensure the shot is lit to show proper detail of the subject, and be aesthetic at the same time.

    As far as whats wrong.. the wheel is just ugly.

    Really. Ugly.

    Ostentatious doesn’t even begin to describe it.

  • avatar
    arapaima

    Driving a white car on snow leads to an off-white car.

  • avatar
    sadicnd

    the back window has the reflection of salt, or something. Whereas, the front window doesn’t. that seems unnatural.
    and yes, the tires just, uhh, landed upon the rims.

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    AandW

    There is a light spot behind the rear tire where it should be dark. The windshield and front side window are darkly tinted with very little reflection. The rear side window is very bright. The windows look like a four door car, the doors look like a coupe.

  • avatar
    mytruth

    The mirror is erupting.

  • avatar
    63CorvairSpyder

    The “booth babe” is missing.

  • avatar
    elloh7

    @: sadicnd, AandA: The reflections appear to be correct. Towards the rear of the car, the reflection of the white “mountain” is what you see making the glass appear lighter; the curved nature of the glass and the angle of the sides of the “mountain” are conspiring to make it appear as though the rear door glass is reflective and the front door glass is not. The windshield appears odd because its a curved surface reflecting an otherwise featureless sky, giving it the appearance of nothing in particular.

    As for the little light spot behind the rear tire.. That is weird..

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    mytruth

    It’s the two different shades of “snow” giving the illusion that the car is really parked at the base of the volcano. Unless the car is parked on a plateau you could never get this shot. And I don’t usually associate plateaus with volcanos. But that’s just me.

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    qfrog

    While it is only my opinion… clearly the A5 looks best in black.

    AEZ… they made a nice wheel once… http://images.google.com/images?q=AEZ%20radon&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

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    elloh7

    I’m not sure its a volcano.. it looks more like a big pile of ice-melt salt.. wasn’t there a post about this here recently? Something about the model in some of the photos and where the shoot was done? Maybe I saw that someplace else..

    EDIT:
    Yep. Here ’tis:
    https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/maybe-i-was-wrong-about-the-booth-babe-thing/

    Check the photo. That pile of stuff was man-man on location for the shoot, apparently, as evidenced by the conveyor belt lift thing on the left side of the picture. Pretty clearly piling stuff up on purpose.. whatever the “stuff” happens to be.

    EDIT2: A Quick google search turns up info on beaches on the island of Mallorca. (sp?) Apparently its sand, or salt.. not sure which.

  • avatar
    mcs

    The wheel looks like a Chrysler Pentastar to me.

  • avatar
    zerofoo

    Thou shall not drive in snow on UHP summer tires.

  • avatar
    brndn81

    To me, it looks like the car is an Audi A5 or S5.

    If it’s an S5, it would have a “V8” badge below the mirror, and an A5 wouldn’t have anything there (I believe).

    This has a badge that’s been photoshopped into something that’s red, blue, and illegible.

  • avatar
    qfrog

    brndn81 : S5 has those little trims on the rocker panels… A5, as shown above.

  • avatar
    dgduris

    Clearly the wheel is on the wrong side of the car.

    Those spokes act as blades to pull air out from the brake disk. The way this wheel is mounted, the air would be pushed onto the disk.

  • avatar
    50merc

    What’s wrong is the picture is getting a lot more attention than it deserves.

  • avatar
    cjdumm

    It slashes your pursuer’s tires when the blades pop out. And I thought it was just called the ‘Kruller’, until I met the pastry.

    >>thecavanaughs :
    >>January 27th, 2009 at 8:23 am

    >>Do my eyes deceive me or did someone deliberately >>manufacture wheels that look like the glaive from Krull?

  • avatar

    FIRST OF ALL TTAC

    I hate it when you ask – WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE and then don’t provide an answer at the bottom of the page.

    Is this some type of bullshit rhetorical question?

    If you ask me – you shouldn’t have rims like that in winter – or, the fact I can’t see a caliper.

    But how will I resolve this if you don’t tell me?

  • avatar
    john.fritz

    Snow on the Pyramids?

    Not bloody damn likely!

  • avatar
    crazybob

    The tire is on the wheel correctly, but the wheel is on the wrong side of the car. Those wheels pull air out from under the car to cool the brakes and provide a tiny, nearly-insignificant amount of downforce. You would still get brake cooling this way, but you’d actually get a bit of lift, which I think those crazy engineers usually try to avoid.

    Take a look at a McLaren SLR if you want to see that wheel design done right.

  • avatar
    ctoan

    There are, in fact, tire tracks visible. You can see them coming down the “mountain”. I’m sure it’s all photoshop, but they did at least try.

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