Lol fair play on finding those pics. Kinda scraping the bottom of the barrel a bit though. How many other snow rally pics did you scroll last without 5 spoke wheels on to find them?
5 spoke wheels for rally purposes in the snow for the reasons you’ve stated is myth, plain and simple.
You asked for modern..so I just had a quick look in the last 10 years..go back to Colin McRae era...or the Toyota Celica..or the Group B Audi Ur Quatros…& most ran 5 spokes...
As far as "myth"...just repeating what the tech dept at the manufactures stated to me...& as there was no price diff between the multispokes & the five spokes I took their advice, there was no "price incentive"...& seeing as they have been making alloy wheels for rally etc for decades they know a thing or two
so what do you run for winter tyre/rims sizes then?
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Ok, we'll do as you've said and go back to 'the Colin Macrae era'.
Here's two pictures of a 206 WRC - one is in tarmac guise, and the other is in snow guise.
Note the wheel choices on each.
I'm not sure why you're asking about my own wheel / tyre choice to be honest as it bears absolutely zero relevance to the point I'm making.
I've no real interest in engaging with you on your debates about tyre sizes and wheel widths and offsets - your posts read as if you've done a lot of googling on the subject rather than any real world understanding of it.
All i'm saying is that whilst some rally cars might well appear at snow rallies with 5 spoke wheels on - there is absolutely nothing to suggest that the reason for doing so is to prevent build up of snow in the wheel. Other than something you've been fed by a salesman - there is nothing to back up what you're saying.