How many spokes should a steering wheel have?
Are you a two, three or four-spoke fan?
Three spokes. It’s the accepted norm when it comes to steering wheels.
And for good reason. Three spokes works on everything from...
...a classic 911 like this one from Singer...
...to a modern supercar like the Ferrari 458.
But four-spoke wheels can also look great
Okay, not when they’re stuffed full of old-style bulky airbag.
But you can’t argue with an Alpina or old Ford RS wheel.
And Porsche rocked the four-spoke design through most of the 1980s and into the early 1990s.
But for some car manufacturers, four spokes was two spokes too many. In the 1980s two-stick wheels were massively popular.
And not just in boring slow stuff. Even hot hatches and proper supercars got them too.
Peuegot's 205 GTi rocked a two-spoker until the 1987 facelift.
Aston Martin used them on cars like this V8 Zagato.
Lotus fitted them to the Esprit.
And Chevy's Corvette was also on-trend.
Predictably, those freaks at Citroen went their own way, fitting wheels with just one spoke.
Although, looking at this Visa interior, the one-spoke wheel is probably the least weird thing going on.
You get the feeling they’d have done away with them altogether if they could have figured out how.
And McLaren's insane P1 GTR goes the other way with six spokes.
So what is the optimum spoke count?