Those look like Saleen wheels to me rather than Cobra Rs. If you like a clean 5 spoke with a bit more visual mass, the 99-01 Cobra wheels might be worth considering. They've got a bit of dish that some of the other options lack, so they don't look "flat" on the face.
I really like these, but they're for a "JK" wrangler so not the right bolt pattern. Still, there might be aftermarket options with the proper bolt pattern?:
Looks like you're right about them being Saleens instead of Cobra Rs. The picture is small and I was going off memory of what the post I stole the picture from said.
For transparency, another of the inspriration vehicles formy build is the Saleen XP8. Those were lowered slightly (1-2" from stock) and wearing 18" Saleen wheels with 255/55R18 tires (about 29" diameter). Of course, those originally came with aftermarket 4 pot calipers and larger rotors to fill that wheel opening, where my truck will eventually get the "sport trac" upgrade when it needs brakes again. And a photo for reference:
I do want a thicker spoke profile than that. I'd probably be all over those JK wheels if they were the right lug pattern. I'm probably going to end up with spacers, which I'm fine with, but I'd rather stick to the stock pattern.
I like the Saleens, but honestly I'm not a fan of the Saleen SC. The dish is a plus, but they are just too flat in the center. Like an aluminum version of the old 5 spoke steel wheels.
03-04 Cobra rims had some thicker spokes as well:
The 03-04 Cobra wheels could be found in the aftermarket with different finishes and more dish/lip too:
I'm liking that, but will probably be on less tire.
I've got no problem going aftermarket, primarily looking at stock because there are a lot of designs that I like combined with used availability and price. Even picking a stock design I'm likely to end up aftermarket version. As I've mentioned I've got a set of 03-04 Mach 1 wheels intended for my first gen Ranger. They'll be used to get it rolling before swapping to wider aftermarket version at some point.
You're absoultely correct that the aftermarkets offer different finishes and the dish/lip does make a difference. I almost pulled the trigger on aftermarket Bullitts from one of the Mustang sites the other day. Charcoal/Anthricite gray,17x9, deep lip, less than $150 per wheel. Stoppped and reminded myself I'm not going to use them until I wear out my current tires and/or have all the other work finished.
Given some of the photos posted thus far, I should also mention that I'll be going with a square setup, meaning front and rear wheel/tire combo are the same size. This is both for rotatability and because I'll be keeping the 4wd system intact, possibly converting it to AWD with an engine swap down the road.