In addition to the extrodinary look with seven spokes, a central locking device, black wheel centres and the traditional Porsche crest, the carbon fibre rims are especially light weight. They weigh around 8.5 kilograms, 20% less than the standard light-alloy wheels, and are 20% stronger at the same time. By reducing the unsprung masses, the tyres follow the road surface better and transmit longitudinal and lateral forces optimally. This means simultaneously more spontaneous acceleration and braking. In the short, the driving dynamic increases for limitless driving pleasure.
The production process
Exclusivity in five steps: the production process.
The attention to detail and maximum quality standards are also reflected in the five production steps needed to bring the carbon wheel to life.
1. Wheel centre
Over 200 individual components made from carbon-fibre fabric are cut and assembled for the wheel centre.
2. Wheel rim
For the rim base, the carbon fibres are braided on a CFRP braiding machine. The wheel centre is then braided into the rim base.
3. Resin impregnation
The assembled wheel is now impregnated with resin and pre-hardened under high pressure and at high temperatures.
The finished wheel is hardened at high temperatures followed by a long cooling process.
The central locking device is then inserted into the finished wheel and the wheel is protected with clear lacquer. At the end, it undergoes special component testing.
Design and function on the test bench
Porsche wouldn't be Porsche if it weren't for the fact that every screw, no matter how small, is put through its paces. So it’s no wonder that the 20-inch 911 Turbo carbon wheel is tested intensely on the test bench so that every single rim is finished with the same and established Porsche quality. Compromise? There is no such thing.