Mar 13

RUN DPE: Lamborghini Aventador

Permaisuri Indonesia's Lamborghini Aventador with DPE EX5 Wheels.

Permaisuri Indonesia’s Lamborghini Aventador with DPE EX5 Wheels.

We’ve got good news and we’ve got bad news for you this morning.

First – the good news. The folks from DPE Wheels sent us two brand-spanking new high-end cars to feature on ESM.

The bad news? No style articles this week.

To solve our style conundrum, we decided to do what we have been doing lately with all of our automotive features – simply add clothes we would wear if we owned these rides.

Boom.  Problem solved.  No need to call us geniuses – we already know.

Hmmm... we wouldn't be parking this car outside. Permaisuri Indonesia's Lamborghini Aventador with DPE EX5 Wheels.

Hmmm… we wouldn’t be parking this car outside. Permaisuri Indonesia’s Lamborghini Aventador with DPE EX5 Wheels.

Up on deck for today is a white Lamborghini Aventador we’ve been dying to feature on ESM for quite some time.  We just received the high-res photos last night and thought we would share it with our readers.

The car was worked on by the folks over at Permaisuri Indonesia and the rims on the ‘Avy are DPE EX5 wheels, the latest model to be released by our friends at DPE Wheels.

The EX5 wheel from DPE Wheels.  Works of art for your ride.

The EX5 wheel from DPE Wheels. Works of art for your ride.

Our opinion?  These wheels are perfectly styled for the lines of the Aventador.  They’re beautiful, futuristic and they don’t try to fight for attention on the car.

They just fit right in.

So what would we wear if we owned this particular automobile/work of art?  Check out our choices below:

In determining our outfit choices, we had to take a lot into consideration.

Our primary consideration would be the fact the owner lives in Indonesia.  Having islands that lie on both sides of the equator, you can imagine how hot it is there on a daily basis.  When we checked the temperature of Jakarta as we were writing this article, it was about 91 degrees farhenheit with 86% humidity.

In short – hot and sweaty.

Secondly, we had to think about the fact we were driving around in a freaking Lamborghini.

When you are driving around in this car, gym shorts are not acceptable.

When you are driving around in this car, gym shorts are not acceptable.

This wouldn’t be the time to roll around wearing Old Navy.  You gotta rock something bespoke (or bespoke-ish).  If you’re not going to rock a tailored suit because it’s hot as balls, at least wear something on par with your ride.

Here are some other outfits we put together:

Finally, we had to match the white car.

Wouldn’t you?

For more information on DPE Wheels, you can check out their official website at http://www.dpe-wheels.com/ or their official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/DPEWHEELS.

For more information on Permaisuri Indonesia, you can check out their official website at http://www.permaisuri.com/.

Apr 12

RUN DPE: Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper with 20-inch SP16's from DPE Wheels.

There are a lot of things in life that are difficult.

Organic chemistry.  Astrophysics.  Getting a table beside the dance floor at Marquee.

In the automotive world, there is a wheel-decision equivalent when selecting the proper rims for certain sports cars.  For example – what kind of rims would you get for a Ford GT40?  Even more difficult – a De Tomaso Pantera?

For a more modern example – what wheels do you get for a second generation Dodge Viper GTS coupe?

This picture of a Dodge Viper with 20-inch SP16 wheels from DPE Wheels begs the question: "How fast do you think the owner has taken this beast?"

It’s a tough call, primarily because the wheels have to match the already super-aggressive lines of the car.  Selecting the wrong wheels could turn your “Viper” into a “Water Snake” (i.e. non-venomous).

For today’s installment of RUN DPE, we’re glad to report the owner of this particular Dodge Viper made the right choice: 20″ SP16 wheels from DPE Wheels.

These 20" SP16 wheels from DPE Wheels are the perfect accoutrements to this stealthy second generation Dodge Viper.

Unfortunately, when we spoke to the folks from DPE Wheels, they didn’t know much more about this car in terms of upgrades.

But seriously, what more can you do to a V10 Dodge Viper?

Okay, maybe a supercharger, sound system, custom interior…

For more information about DPE Wheels and their SP16 wheels, you can check out their newly redesigned official site at http://www.dpe-wheels.com/.

Sep 11

RUN DPE: Range Rover HSE

And the clouds opened to show a white Range Rover HSE with 23" Elite Series DPE Wheels. Image from http://dpewheelsusa.wordpress.com.

Want to know what seperates the men from the boys?

It’s all about the details.

For example, when someone cleans their car after they just got it cleaned at the car wash with Q-Tips, that is a sure sign of someone who takes that extra time to make their project extra special. 

It is also a sign of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  Which to us here at ESM, is a good thing.

For this week’s installment of Run DPE, we have a beautiful 2006 Range Rover HSE.  What makes it so great?  The details, son!

Boom. This is what the A-Team should drive so they could be more gansta. Range Rover HSE with 23" Elite Series DPE wheels image from http://dpewheelsusa.wordpress.com

Check out some of the upgrades: 

  • Aftermarket suspension links to lower the factory air suspension
  • 7″ Monitors in the headrests
  • White painted and clearcoated engine covers with DPE logos
  • Range Rover Supercharged grills and side vents
  • Painted logos and trim pieces
  • Brembo brake upgrade and white painted calipers
  • Smoked rear tailights and side markers
  • Custom painted inner headlight housing
  • Range Rover side bar protectors

More importantly, this Range Rover has a sick set of 23″ DPE Elite Series Wheels:

Mmmm. Kind of like ice cream good. Image from http://dpewheelsusa.wordpress.com.

For more information about this particular Range Rover HSE, DPE Wheels and the Elite Series Wheels from DPE Wheels, you can check out their official site at http://www.dpe-wheels.com/ and their blog at http://dpewheelsusa.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/lone-ranger-23-elite-series-e7-monoblock/.

Aug 11

RUN DPE: Maserati Granturismo

White Maserati Granturismo with custom painted 22" SP16 DPE wheels. Not your typical car. Not your typical wheels.

The Pininfarina styling of the Maserati Granturismo is something that is not only beautiful, but is timeless, elegant and museum-worthy.

Out of the box, you’ve got a car that you can be proud of and it can be guaranteed every valet will park your car out front.

But who wants something stock?

The folks from Permaisuri in Indonesia became “one-uppers” and took the beautiful styling of the Granturismo to a whole new level by adding custom painted 22″ SP16 DPE Wheels to it.  The car has transformed from something timeless and beautiful to something timeless, beautiful and badass.

White on white is all right. Image from www.dpe-wheels.com.

It’s kind of like giving Mona Lisa a nosejob.  A good nosejob.  One from one of the best doctors in Beverly Hills.

For more information about the DPE SP16 wheels and DPE Wheels, you can check out their official site at http://www.dpe-wheels.com/.  You can also find out more information about Permaisuri on their official site at http://www.permaisuri.com/.

Aug 11


A black on black Mclaren SLR on 20in MT-R10 from DPE Wheels in a matte black finish. Image from www.dpe-wheels.com.

You want to know what’s better than knowing it’s Friday?  It’s seeing the latest installment of Run DPE from Essential Style for Men!

For this week, we’ve got a black on black McLaren SLR on 20 inch MT-R10′s from DPE Wheels in a matte black finish. This car would definitely make Batman rethink his choice of rides for the evening. 

For those who have lived under a rock the past 10 years, the McLaren SLR is an “Anglo-German grand tourer car jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, built in Portsmouth and the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England and sold from 2003 to 2009. When it was developed, Mercedes-Benz owned 40 percent of the McLaren Group.” (Taken from Wikipedia)

This picture almost makes me want to slide across the hood to get to the other side. The owner might kill me though. Image from www.dpe-wheels.com.

The “SLR” stands for “Sport, Leicht, Rennsport” (sport, light, racing).  The McLaren stands for awesome. At 0-60 in under 4 seconds, this car was well worth its original sticker price of $450,000.

So what do you do when you’ve got this much insane awesomeness in your garage?  Throw on some 20 inch matte black MT-RT10′s from DPE Wheels.

Anyone know where to get a good Batsuit?

Screw the Batmobile. We're taking this instead. Image from www.dpe-wheels.com.

For more information about the MT-RT10′s and DPE Wheels, you can check out their official site at http://www.dpe-wheels.com.


Jul 11

RUN DPE: Aston Martin V8 Vantage

I'm on one. Aston Martin V8 Vantage with 20" DPE wheels, image from www.dpe-wheels.com.

This may be a leap but I think everyone that reads our articles fancies themselves to be James Bond every once in a while.

But you’re not really 007 until you get the gear to match.

For this week’s Run DPE installment, we have a 2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage for your enjoyment. 

Upgrades for the Aston include a Premier 4509 body kit, 20″ MT7 monoblock wheels in matte black from DPE Wheels, a custom interior diamond pattern and custom audio by Pioneer (in fact it was used in the Pioneer booth for the 2010 CES show). 

Parking the Aston before checking out your stable of horses. Image from www.dpe-wheels.com.

According to Jojo at DPE Wheels:  “This car is siiiiick.”

Yes it is Jojo.  Yes it is

For more information and pictures about this Aston Martin V8 Vantage with 20″ DPE Wheels, you can check it out on DPE Wheels’ official website at http://www.dpe-wheels.com/.

And for the record, you aren’t James Bond. Sorry to break the news.

Early morning photo shoot with the Aston. Image from http://www.dpe-wheels.com/.

Jul 11

RUN DPE: Porsche Panamera

2010 White Porsche Panamera with 22" DPE SPC-R10 Brushed Aluminum wheels with chrome lip. Image from http://www.dpe-wheels.com.

Don’t hate me when I say this, but I was never a really huge Porsche fan. 

The only Porsches I liked were the ones at the top end of their product spectrum like the GT2 (no red wheels for me please) as well as the custom tuned vehicles like the ones from TechArt and Rinspeed.  Sorry kids, but I think it’s just the Jeremy Clarkson in me.

That is, of course, until the Porsche Panamera came out.

That lip is so shiny I can see your insides. Image from http://www.dpe-wheels.com.

Originally, when the first pictures of the Panamera were released to the public, the car never really kept my interest. 

BUT – when I saw it in person, I. Couldn’t. Stop. Staring.

Maybe it was because of the lights.  Maybe it was because the Panamera’s venerable size pulled so much gravity around it.  Maybe it was because I could see the endless potential in tuning and upgrading the car.

For this week’s Run DPE installment, we have an upgraded 2010 white Porsche Panamera running 22″ DPE SPC-R10′s (with brushed aluminum and chrome lips).

When you've got a car like this, who cares if you park between the lines? Image from http://www.dpe-wheels.com.

The car doesn’t have too many modifications – the owner added custom suspension and custom-painted the calipers yellow.

….But who wants to mess too much with perfection anyway? 

For more photos/information about this white 2010 Porsche Panamera, the DPE SPC-R10 wheel, or our good friends from DPE Wheels, you can visit their official site at http://www.dpe-wheels.com.