• Nov 1st 2012 at 10:30AM
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HRE has brought some pretty excellent wheels to market in the past, such as the retro-tastic Vintage Series, bridging old and new in fantastic fashion. The wheel-maker's latest offering is the Carbon Series CF2 Concept, now on display at SEMA.

The wheels are not entirely made up of carbon fiber, as you can see. HRE's forged aluminum center is fitted with a rim made of the exotic material. Wheel sizes range from 19 to 22 inches, and widths from 9 to 12 inches. HRE claims a weight savings of 25 percent over typical aluminum wheels.

According to HRE president Alan Peltier, "Our most discerning customers have been pleading with us to go further and introduce another Carbon Series." He continued, "These customers don't care about price. They only want the coolest, most exclusive wheels they can buy and from a brand they can trust, hence the creation of the Carbon Series CF2 Concept." Exclusive and super expensive? SEMA is indeed the right place to be pushing this new rim.

HRE says this line is engineered to not only withstand use at speeds over 200 miles per hour, but can also handle extreme track use. They would also look quite fetching on a number of modern supercars. To read more on these lightweight lookers, check out the press release below.
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When owners of cars like the Ferrari GTO, Lamborghini Reventon, Pagani Huayra, Gumpert Apollo, and Koenigsegg Agera are in a class of their own thanks to 220+ mph terminal velocity, cutting-edge engineering, hand-crafted carbon fiber and alloy construction and unrivaled exclusivity Ferrari 458, McLaren MP4-12C, and Lamborghini Aventador look to improve the style and performance of their exotic sports cars, they immediately turn to HRE Wheels. The level of quality, performance, and style of HRE's forged wheels is unmatched. So how do you improve on the best? HRE's answer is Now the world's most discriminating supercar enthusiasts can order a wheel as exotic as their vehicles: the new HRE Carbon LineSeries CF2 Concept; the most technologically advanced exclusive performance wheels money can buyever created.

Utilizing a full carbon- fiber rim barrel fitted to HRE's competition-proven forged- T6-6061 aaluminum centers, the all new Carbon Series debuts CF2 Concept with three al new HRE designs, including the CF1015-spoke mesh, the CF104V-5 spoke and the CF107 split 5-spoke wheel, all available in diameters ranging from 19 to 22 inches and widths from 9 to 12 inchespreviewsis HRE's new range-topping carbon-fiber wheel series, expected to launch in early 2013. The lightweight carbon-fiber rim barrel combined with Ttitanium hardware fastensfasteners and the carbon fiber barrels to the fforged centers, maximizing strength and reducing unsprung weight and rotational inertia – improving nearly every aspect of vehicle performance. es strength while minimizing mass and rotational inertia. Weight savings of up to 25% are expected over a typical forged aluminum wheel.

"Alan QuoteAs everyone knows, any HRE wheel is exclusive, but our most discerning customers have been pleading with us to go further and introduce another Carbon Series," said HRE President, Alan Peltier. "These customers don't care about price. They only want the coolest, most exclusive wheels they can buy and from a brand they can trust, hence the creation of the Carbon Series CF2 Concept."

While there have been limited runs of Carbon Fiber wheels offered in the past, this announcement marks the first time a major wheel manufacturer is offering a full line of bespoke production carbon fiber wheels engineered to withstand the extreme conditions of street and track use when fitted to a 200+mph supercar. With nearly infinite fitment, color and finish options available, each wheel is built-to-order providing the ultimate custom-tailored wheel buying experienceHRE introduced its first Carbon Series of wheels in 2009 and has been working to create this 2nd generation of carbon-fiber wheels with eventual TUV certification in mind; coordinating with TUV to create carbon-specific standards that go beyond normal forged aluminum requirements to ensure that these won't be just the sexiest wheels you can buy, but also wheels you know you can trust, from the brand you can trust.

About HRE Performance Wheels:

HRE designs, engineers and manufactures 3-piece and 1-piece forged aluminum alloy wheels for Racing, Performance & Luxury cars and SUVs in their San Diego, California-based, TÜV-approved facility. HRE's built-to-order wheel sets offer a customized choice of offsets, widths and finishes, resulting in a uniquely personal style and performance solution for each customer's application. HRE wheels are sold through select high-end car dealerships, specialty retailers and performance companies worldwide. For more information, visit www.hrewheels.com or call an HRE wheel expert at (760) 598-1960.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 2 Years Ago
      "These customers don't care about price. They only want the coolest, most exclusive wheels they can buy and from a brand they can trust, hence the creation of the Carbon Series CF2 Concept." .... Who appointed a Bro as their spokesman?
        • 2 Years Ago
        Came here to say the same thing. Cocky. Arrogant. Stupid.
      ultrasuede | cushion
      • 2 Years Ago
      They can say all they want about durability, but am I the only one imagining hitting an unseen pothole and a wheel completely shattering?
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ultrasuede | cushion
        It's cfrp. If it fails due to a pothole, then more than likely any steel or aluminum rim would probably fail as well. Especially aluminum, since it fatigues under load, whereas cfrp and steel have an elastic range where you won't lose material strength.
          • 2 Years Ago
          A forged aluminum wheel will bend. A CFRP wheel could potentially crack and break off, or disintegrate with strands of fiber flying everywhere.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well this is awkward...a rather inexpensive wheel company called XXR has had this exact looking wheel on sale now for 3 years. I bought a set of those wheels to abuse them on NYC roads, and not even the slightest bend after thousands of miles of hard testing. HRE is probably my favorite wheel brand by faaaar, so it's a little odd for me to see them release a product that looks exactly like what another, low-end make has had for years now. Though I do think another wheel company has had this design, as well. Heh. Can't lie though, this wheel design IS gorgeous no matter who makes it.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Y spoke wheels have been around for quite some time. There are some basic designs that are just common. Like 5 spoke or 9/10 spoke designs. It's not a hit on them, it happens to be popular and light weight choice.
          Cory Stansbury
          • 2 Years Ago
          Other than Concave, there isn't much new under the sun in wheels from a visible perspective. I do like that design, no matter how many people use it.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Also awkward - with the exception of the carbon rim, these are ALSO almost identical to the Ferrari 599 GTO stock wheels, as well as the BBS F1s.
      • 2 Years Ago
      How expensive exactly? Will they ever be affordable?
        Robert O'Brien
        • 2 Years Ago
        I'm an HRE Wheel owner and I would say a set of CF-HREs would be in the $8k-$10k+ range. You will not find a forge set of HRE Wheels for less than $5,000/set.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Robert O'Brien
          Thanks Robert. One day I'll have a set and Z06 to put them on. :-)
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll stick with BBS or Volk... but thanks for contributing
      • 2 Years Ago
      Whatever happened to the plastic wheels GM tried out on the Corvette years ago?
      • 2 Years Ago
      Waste of money
        • 2 Years Ago
        Perfect for those with money to waste.
      • 1 Year Ago
      He was on Jay Leno's Garage. These bad boys are $20,000 a set.
      • 2 Years Ago
      What no 24's..??? I only roll 4's & up.Big boi style.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sooooooooo what happens when you hit a curb???
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow. Wheels that cost as much as a commuter car. I'm buying a lottery ticket tonight. I think I'll throw these wheels on my 2013 Nissan GTR and call it a day.
      • 2 Years Ago
      A contribution to those who can truly afford excess.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Most who go for this kind of excess can't truly afford it...
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