And its always crazy to see a car that is as wide as a hummer H1 and only 4 or so foot tall.
especially with deep dish rims.
and FYI... yay someone else who knows about camber and contact patches. Forgot to mention that narrow sidewall tires also help keep your contact patch while under aggressive cornering (not those 1" low-pro tires.. real racing tires that look almost rounded along the lip) like this
Tires with large sidewall will also have center bulging at high speed that can dramatically decrease your CP with the ground. Thats the big difference between M+R rated tires and Z+ rated tires besides the compounds used.
You'll also see a classic example of speed bulging when top fuelers roast the tires, or take off down the track
But those tires are designed to do that, So they provide maximum grip at the starting line, then bulge up to create less friction down the line... the trade off is you'll see them sway back and forth going down the line, and its easy...so so easy to loose control.