Wheels

  • Repairing curbed 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 way. Obviously, there are ways many drivers may choose to fix a curbed wheel at home, but to ensure a factory-fresh look, it's probably best to leave it to the professionals. First, the company checks that the wheel is balanced and there's no major damage. If there is, technicians repair that wheel...

  • 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
    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 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, and wheel made of aluminum, to keep weight down. The system uses an aluminum star and brake caliper that bolt to the axle hub, plus an outer rim and large brake rotor that bolt to the star. The rotor fits around the inside circumference of the rim, giving it a larger diameter to allow use of a...

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

    The updated 2015 Audi A8 will get a new set of wheels made from a somewhat unusual material. Instead of aluminum, the wheels will be made of a plastic composite material called Chromtec. The wheels' manufacturer, Lacks Wheel Trim Systems, says the wheel comprises "a lightweight structural backbone...

  • 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

    Burglaries at car dealerships aren’t exactly uncommon, and while most dealerships don’t like to discuss it, even the occasional car theft happens after hours. Thieves are usually content to grab a single set of wheels, or the occasional catalytic converter, before their luck runs out...

  • 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...

  • 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8

    Let's paint a completely hypothetical picture here. You've graduated. It is all over. No more school (besides grad school!). You got a job with a nice salary already, and your parents are so proud they want to help you buy your first set of wheels. If you're a male and have any sense of masculinity whatsoever, you will probably want an entry-level musclecar. Naaah, you don't want any of that "holy crap, my insurance is more than my car payment" V-8 nonsense. You want one of the just powerful enough V-6 models that carry all of the style, without the frightening beast under the hood. American...

  • Porsche Panamera Sport Design Package, Powerkit, and Sport wheel upgrades
    Porsche Panamera Personalization Program

    In every group of people considering something universally accepted as extraordinary, there’s always that certain few that go, “Yeah, that’s cool, but what if…?” If you’ve looked at Porsche’s Panamera and thought it just isn’t radical enough, the...

  • 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca
    2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302: First Look

    Ford’s Mustang owns the distinction of being the only continuously produced American muscle car. Originally introduced in 1964, there have been many high performance variations of the Mustang over its lifetime. One of the best known is the Boss 302. Named for its engine, the Boss 302 was...

  • 2008 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast
    Used Car Market: The Nissan 350Z

    Before disappearing for a seven-year hiatus, The 300ZX was considered one of the best Z-cars that Nissan Ever Made. However, unlike the original Datsun 240Z, the cars were moving into premium-price territory and disappeared in 1996 from the U.S. market.When Carlos Ghosen moved to become the...

  • 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata Leather
    Mazda MX-5 Miata: Big Fun, Little Cash

    You cannot talk about cheap, fun cars without mentioning the Miata.  It's about as simple as a car can get. You get a four-cylinder engine up front, a stick for selecting gears in the middle (don't even think about the automatic), two wheels that propel the car in the back, two more that determine...

  • 2010 Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Concept
    Lotus 414E Prototypes Waiting On U.K. Funds

     If any car company that can make a decent hybrid sports car, Lotus would be the one. Their cars are light and compact, making them perfect for the simplified and lightweight set up that a series-hybrid brings. Thankfully the company has already built the 414E concept, shown at this year’s...

  • 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

    It may seem odd to compare the BMW M3 and Ford Mustang GT, but their traits are too similar to ignore. Both have V-8s producing over 400 horsepower and are available as rear wheel drive coupes. So Motor Trend has taken both of these cars to see how they perform against each other. Motor Trend did a smart move to make the cars a bit more comparable. The Mustang was ordered with all possible luxury options besides the heavy glass roof, as well as 3.73 gears and the Brembo brake package. The BMW was equipped with the Performance Package which gives the car a wider track and 19 inch wheels...

  • 2011 Nissan GT-R 2-door Coupe Premium Grille
    GTRBlog Gets Insider Info On 2012 Models

     The spy photos of a Nissan GT-R running around the Nürburgring have been confirmed as not a hot new trim, but a refresh of the basic model. GTRBlog, a great source for all things related to this Japanese supercar, has gotten some news about the latest GT-R coming to our shores for the 2012 model...

  • 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    Five Cars More Fun Than Your Girlfriend

    We all have one person in our life that laments us for what they call our automotive addiction. We call it a lifestyle choice. At a young age there were people in life that stand in your way of your joy rides and tire shredding antics, we call them girlfriends. Below is a list of five cars, in no...

  • Audi Sport Quattro S1
    Rally Cars That Should Make A Comeback

     The new Lancia Stratos project is a great reminder to when technology was at the forefront of rallying before it got a bit caught up in regulation. Cars were trying out new composites, forced induction technology, and even all-wheel-drive. But there are plenty of cars from the silver-age of...

  • 2004 Ford Focus 5dr Sedan HB SVT Angular Front Exterior View
    Big Fun, Little Cash: Ford Focus SVT

    Let's kick off a series here on CCG about cars that offer plenty of performance and fun that are sliding down towards a price that is suitable for a student. The first car in this series will be a car that has been sort of forgotten: The Ford Focus SVT. Let me paint you a picture. You're young and...

  • 2011 Bentley Continental GTC And GTC Speed 80-11 Editions
    2011 Bentley Continental GTC And GTC Speed 80-11 Editions Announced For North America

    Every year we hear about exclusive editions of luxury cars being released for only select markets--usually China, Europe, or the United Arab Emirates. Well, now it’s North America’s turn, as Bentley has just announced limited edition versions of both the 2011 Continental GTC and the 2011...

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