Leading wheel designer Finichi has launched a stunning new wheel design aimed squarely at the discerning BMW driver. The new Pescara wheel is part of the manufacturer’ s 2011 Premium Collection and will be available exclusively in 5 x 120 fitments to fit a wide range of BMW saloons and SUVs, irrespective of hub centre-bore size.
With a design language that tips its hat towards BMW’s own styling cues, the Pescara should look right at home on a huge cross section of Munich metal. As an innovative twist on the classic ‘Y’ spoke genre, this new design uses 20 perfectly proportioned spokes to create a timeless classic. With both 8×18” and 9 x18” sizes available, and the all important concave ‘dish’ being prominent on both fitments, the desirable ‘staggered’ look can be easily achieved for the ultimate in stance and handling.
The paint finish offered is Finichi’s unique ‘Hyperblack’, which uses a dark chrome effect high-gloss coating to offer protection against the rigours of British weather whilst maintaining its showroom-ready appearance.
Prices have yet to be confirmed, but are expected to be in line with the rest of the Finichi range.
For more information on Finichi products, please visit www.finichi.com or call them in the UK on 01530 517 920.
Sumo Power are now an official distributor for Rays wheels and have just taken their first large stock delivery with Impreza, Lancer Evo, Skyline and Toyota fitments, along with European fitments such as Porsche and BMW among others.
One of the most exciting wheels is the new lightweight TE37SL which is 400 grams lighter than the older TE37 but ALSO cheaper!
They also have the new Gram Light 57 U which is a more affordable price than the te37 and still very light. It also looks super-cool in the matt-metallic grey option…
Special wheel and tyres packages are available, with either performance road or trackday tyres which can be provided and fitted at their East Sussex workshop. Nitrogen fills on tyres are available on-site and if you have a trackday in mind they can also offer full geometry checks and adjustment as well the normal workshop services.
Leading wheel manufacturers Kei Racing has gone back to the old school with their latest design; The Okoyama. Named after the famous circuit in Japan, this superb pseudo split rims oozes authentic JDM style with a deep polished lip and flawless rivet detailing.
Initially Kei will only be introducing a strictly limited run of just 200 sets here in the UK. These will be available in the current vogue 7 x 16” size in all popular 4 and 5 stud Tuner, Jap, VAG and Euro fitments.
Colour wise, both white and gunmetal centres are available. As a strictly limited design, they could be the perfect way to make your ride stand out for next season.
Prices start at £110 Including Vat per rim in the white finish.
One of the biggest problems us car enthusiasts face every year is the dreaded winter period when the roads get covered in salt and it attacks your alloy wheels, under your arches and the underside of your car. We can try and wash it off, but washing your car in winter is very depressing as 5 minutes after you have driven it down the road – its mucky again!
The easiest way to look after your alloy wheels in winter, is by taking them off completely! Many of my friends (and me at one point) have a spare set of wheels that were either the original factory fitted alloy wheels, or they were ones picked up at a bargain price just to use in those salt covered months!
If you are not fortunate enough to own 2 sets of wheels, then you can try washing and waxing your wheels. This should help stop stuff sticking to the wheel and will hopefully keep them shiny!
A lot of people choose to garage their whole car over winter and use some kind of winter runabout, if you are in a position to have more than one car then this is the ideal way of preserving your hard work and keeping your modified/performance/show car in pristine condition!
Some wheels are destined to become instant classics. The new 7800 from Italian wheel maestros Fondmetal is doubtless one of these overnight icons.
The latest design from Fondmetal’s line-up has already found favour as the OEM fitment wheel for the stunning new Lotus Europa. The good news is, this timeless wheel is also available in massive range of additional aftermarket fitments – in 16″, 17″ and 18″ sizes. Nearly all manufacturers are covered.
Only available in 5 stud applications, the 7800 contrasts a precision diamond-polished face with a deep-gloss black base. The subtle variance in spoke length adds a visual twist to the multispoke design, with the fine rim highlight adding the finishing accent to give the wheel maximum visual impact. For the traditionalist, a silver and polished version is also available.
Prices start at at £139.26 + VAT each for the 16″ version.
For more details on the Fondmetal range, please call Wheelworx on 01623 412399 or click to www.fondmetal.com