When the best just isn’t good enough, Porsche finds a way to make the new 911 Turbo S even more potent. Shaving even the slightest weight from your wheels will make your car much more responsive. It takes a significant amount of hp and torque to get them spinning, which is why manufacturers have tried every trick in the book to produce lighter wheels. Chevrolet made a limited run of Corvette wheels from magnesium and swapping them in place of an aluminum wheel felt like adding 100 horsepower to my car. Carbon fiber wheels have made the Ford GT and the GT350 Mustang incredible on the track and street, but Multimatic has closely guarded their production process.
Leave it to Porsche to literally reinvent the wheel. After building the world’s largest radial loom, the base of their new carbon fiber wheel is woven from 11 miles of carbon fiber thread. It looks like a Stargate, except it’s probably more expensive. The aftermarket makes great products, but only Porsche chooses to invest millions of dollars to make wheels that are 20% lighter and 20% stronger than any others. Before they go into the autoclave, each wheel is made of 200 individual pieces of dry carbon. If you are wondering if they will fit on your car, the Porsche 911 Turbo has a bolt pattern of 5x130mm. But the Turbo S has center-lock wheels with one large lug nut. Carbon fiber wheels are the future, but until they are easier to build, the Porsche 911 Turbo S is one of the best ways to experience them. Have a great weekend and stay with us for all your Porsche 911 updates.
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