Wheels

  • Porsche 911 GT3 with Forgeline Carbon + Forged 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
    Discover how carbon-fiber wheels are made

    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...

  • 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

    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 program. The latest fascinating tidbit about the car? You can fit carbon fiber wheels at all four corners. Porsche is making these wheels in house, and it's using a rather large radial loom wheel to do so. The loom turns 18 kilometers of material into the base of a rim. More carbon fiber is applied to that...

  • 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
    World's First 'One-Piece' Carbon Fiber Wheels Now Available In U.S.

    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...

  • 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

    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 that directing your car is task enough for any wheel, but in the future you may be able to control other functions, too. The prototype wheel uses a touch-screen interface, little different from the one you'll find on your satellite navigation device or smartphone. In contrast with those tiny...

  • 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
    Chrysler shows off Jeep Patriot EV range-extended SUV

    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...

  • 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...

  • Jeep Wrangler plug-in hybrid
    Jeep takes electric technology off-road with Wrangler-based plug-in

    Showing its commitment to clean and efficient motoring both on and off the road, Chrysler has unveiled a prototype plug-in hybrid vehicle based on the Jeep Wrangler SUV. Designed with the full capability of the legendary off-road vehicle, the new prototype still promises an electric-only driving...

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