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  • TECHART Automobildesign GmbH
  • Röntgenstrasse 47
  • 71229 Leonberg
  • https://www.techart.de
  • Contact person
  • Bastian Schäfer
  • +49 (7152) 9339-707

TECHART Formula IV Race Forged Centerlock Wheel

(PresseBox) (Leonberg, ) Fighting for tenths of a second on track! From September 2014 TECHART Automobildesign is going to offer a top-class forged centerlock wheel to customers of the current Porsche 911 Turbo, Turbo S and GT3 models (type 991). Optimized in weight, manufactured in 20-inch dimension and filigree 5-twin-spokes design, the TECHART Formula IV Race combines technical and aesthetic performance equally.

Visually inspired by the successful TECHART Formula IV light-alloy wheel with 5-hole screw connection, the five twin-spokes alignment of the TECHART Formula IV Race Forged Centerlock Wheel was rearranged through a concave torsion of surfaces. Thus the modified spokes' volumes generate a homogeneous overall geometry of the wheel, resulting in visual dynamics with a high effective capability of the aluminium alloy used. Manufactured by the so-called Flow-Forming- Technology, the lightweight and extremely rigid construction of the one-piece TECHART Formula IV Forged Centerlock Wheel, results in an ideal balance of material stiffness and low tare weight. Through state-of-the-art Under Cut Technology a special lathing process carves out a cavity at the rim flange additionally. Thus weight-specific and stylistic requirements are taken into account similarly. The new TECHART Formula IV Race Forged Centerlock Wheel reduces the vehicle's rotating and unsprung mass and offers a more agile and precise driving characteristics for the current Porsche 911 Turbo, Turbo S and GT3 models (type 991). Expressed in figures the weight saving of one TECHART Formula IV Race Forged Centerlock Wheel amounts approximately 1 kg compared with the standard Porsche 911 Turbo S forged centerlock wheel (type 991). Furthermore the delicate design of the TECHART Formula IV Forged Centerlock Wheel's five twin-spokes enhances the brake's aeration and ventilation. The centerlock with anodized aluminium ring and laser engraved TECHART logotype enables a fast wheel change at the race track when necessary.

From September 2014 the TECHART Formula IV Forged Centerlock Wheel is going to be available for the Porsche 911 Turbo, Turbo S and GT3 models (type 991) in the following dimensions:

- FA: 9.0 x 20 ET 46 (for Porsche 911 Turbo, Turbo S and GT3)
- RA: 12.0 x 20 ET 47 (for Porsche 911 GT3)
- RA: 12.0 x 20 ET 58 (for Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S)

All wheels can be ordered in titanium grey or with polished front surface. According to the vehicle's equipment, a modification for a central locking device might be required.

For ideal contact to the tarmac TECHART Automobildesign recommends the following (separately available) tires in dimensions FA 245/35 R 20 and RA 305/30 R 20:

- ContiSportContact 5P (for Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S)
- ContiForceContact (for Porsche 911 Turbo, Turbo S and GT3)
- Michelin Pilot Super Sport (for Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S)
- Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (for Porsche 911 Turbo, Turbo S and GT3)

The entire TECHART Wheel Program can be found on www.techart.de/formula.

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TECHART Automobildesign GmbH

TECHART Automobildesign GmbH, with its headquarters in the Swabian town of Leonberg, is setting global standards when it comes to the customisation of vehicles from the Porsche brand. Founded in 1987, TECHART has been living this passion for over 25 years under the leadership of the two managing directors Thomas Behringer and Matthias Krauß. The consistent implementation of their ideas and targets has seen the company develop into a global business with over 70 employees and sales in over 30 countries. From aerodynamics and exterior designs, to technical optimisations in all vehicle sectors, to the refinement of interiors by the company's own upholstery shop, the TECHART range covers all Porsche series and models. Approved as an internationally registered vehicle manufacturer, TECHART has established itself as a premium brand for the refinement of Porsche cars worldwide.