• 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

    GM's hybrid metal-composite wheels would use metal barrels and fiber-reinforced polymer composites for the wheel face and spokes.

  • Ken Block's Subaru WRX STI rally car
    Ken Block's Hoonigan company merged with an aftermarket wheel company

    The merger of Hoonigan and Wheel Pros will help the wheel brand reach a new audience and Hoonigan expand its business.

  • Bentley Bentayga carbon-fiber wheels
    Bentley Bentayga will soon be available with 22-inch carbon-fiber wheels

    The super-luxe SUV takes a page from the performance car playbook with massive carbon fiber wheels.

  • Porsche 911 GT3 with Forgeline Carbon + Forged wheels
    Forgeline releases carbon-fiber and aluminum wheels

    Aftermarket supplier Forgeline is offering wheels made with carbon-fiber barrels and aluminum centers.

  • Repairing curbed wheels
    Take a look at how professionals repair curb rash and scuffed wheels

    Curbed wheels look terrible and tell the world that parallel parking may not be one of the merit badges on our sashes. Thankfully, there are professionals who can take care of curb-rash scars. Detailer AMMO visited Proformance Industries to understand how the pros repair a curbed wheel the right...

  • Bugatti Veyron wheels and tires for sale for $100,000
    $100,000 set of Bugatti Veyron wheels and tires pops up on eBay

    Bugatti Owners likely don't need to save money when it comes to replacement parts, but for the frugal Veyron owner, a set of lightly used wheels and tires have surfaced for sale. Motor1 spotted the wheels and tires are for sale on eBay in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with an asking price of $100,000...

  • Carbon Revolution carbon-fiber wheel production

    We've already shown readers how carbon-ceramic brakes are made, so now let's take a look at how carbon-fiber wheels come to life. The video above comes from Australian-based company Carbon Revolution. The company, which has rocketed to success thanks to its innovative one-piece carbon-fiber wheels, announced Friday it will raise yearly capacity from 10,000 to 150,000 wheels. Carbon Revolution currently supplies wheels for a number of automakers, too, including Ferrari. Ford was first to offer the company's wheels with the Shelby GT350R. The company also has a video that shows its process for...

  • Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
    The wheel weight placement on a Ferrari LaFerrari will surprise you

    I had to hurry to see if for myself. There was a LaFerrari at my local Cars and Coffee over the weekend, but I wasn't in a rush to see this particular car. Instead, I wanted a closer look at the wheels. A friend had tipped me off that they were worth a glance specifically because something seemed...

  • Team O'Neil Rally School gives a lesson in rally wheels
    What kind of wheels should you use on a rally car?

    The wheels that come with your car from the factory are strong and properly built for pretty much everything you're going to do with your car. They're most likely aluminum, which means they're also lightweight. If you have a new car, you probably have good wheels. If you want to go rally racing...

  • Porsche is making carbon fiber wheels as an option for the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series
    The way Porsche creates carbon fiber wheels is beautiful

    If you've been following along lately, you've noticed that Porsche is quite excited to tell you all about its new limited-edition car. The 911 Turbo S is being offered in a small batch called the Exclusive Series, and it's serving as a 607-horsepower welcome mat for the Exclusive Manufaktur...

  • Continental aluminum wheel and brake concept
    Continental reveals aluminum wheel and brake concept for electric cars

    Continental has showcased a prototype for a way to boost the braking efficiency of electric cars. Dubbed the "New Wheel Concept," Continental engineered the system to help maximize regenerative braking and create an easier-to-maintain braking system. The concept uses an inner carrier, brake rotor...

  • 2015 Audi A8 L
    2015 Audi A8 To Use Polymer Composite Wheels

    Composite wheels could offer weight savings over conventional alloy wheels.

  • Porsche 911 with Carbon Revolution CR-9 carbon-fiber wheels

    A few weeks back we told you about the revolutionary one-piece carbon fiber wheels developed by Australia’s Carbon Revolution. Built first for the Porsche 911, the 19x8.5 (front) and 19x12 (rear) wheels save some ten pounds of unsprung weight per corner, delivering noticeable gains in acceleration, cornering and fuel economy. Carbon Revolution claims the wheels reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), too, since the carbon fiber material has natural damping properties. If there’s a downside, it’s the cost of a set of four, estimated to be $15,000. Like the saying goes...

  • Da Feng's Flake concept car
    Flake Supercar Has Carbon "Fur" Airbrakes, D-Shaped Wheels

    List of materials commonly associated with supercar construction: Carbon fiber, aluminum, fur, titanium, gold... Hang on, fur? Sounds ludicrous, but automotive designer Da Feng's latest supercar creation The Flake makes use of bodywork that acts in a fur-like manner to enhance aerodynamic...

  • Car thief
    Today In Car Theft: Dallas Dealer Loses... 35 Sets of 20-Inch Wheels

    A Dallas area Buick GMC dealership may have set a record for wheel and tire theft: someone made off with 140 20-inch wheels and tires over the weekend.

  • Touchscreen steering wheel. Photo: Discovery News
    Pinch, Trace And Touch... The Steering Wheel Of The Future

    If you love a steering wheel festooned with handy buttons, and even if you don't, this might be the steering wheel for you. Engineers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have been hard at work on a new prototype steering wheel that takes interaction with your car to a new level. You may think...

  • Ferrari hybrid patent
    Ferrari CEO hints at Los Angeles debut for 4x4 hybrid concept

    Ferrari has been working on a proprietary part-time 4WD system designed for both its mid and front-engined models for the past several years, which the carmaker has christened ‘Insertable 4x4’. Not much has been seen or heard about the system for some time but last month a search of the...

  • 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Alcoa aluminum wheel
    Alcoa designs 30% lighter forged aluminum wheels

    When it comes to saving fuel, no aspect of a car’s design can be overlooked and one of the easiest and most common methods for carmakers is reducing weight. Whether it’s designing seats with less padding, using more exotic materials such as carbon-fiber or magnesium, or even completely...

  • 2009 Jeep Patriot EV

    Back in September Chrysler showed its commitment to designing and marketing a range of electric and hybrid vehicles with the unveiling of a trio of concept vehicles, one for each of the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands. Despite its current financial situation, Chrysler is keen to show its willingness to keep up with rivals, such as General Motors and its Chevrolet Volt plug-in, by unveiling updated designs of its electric vehicles at this month’s Detroit Auto Show. The first of these is the new Jeep Patriot EV, an plug-in hybrid SUV with a 400-mile total driving range and a 40-mile...

  • porsche rs spyder wheels 001
    Porsche RS Spyder Design wheels for 911 Turbo

    In commemoration of the Porsche Spyder RS sports prototype race car's success in the American Le Mans Series, Porsche is making available a special edition set of wheels with a unique central locking mechanism and high-tech materials and design. The success of the RS Spyder in the ALMS series is...

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