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.
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.