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.
With the new Toyota iQ seeming to offer a perfectly proportioned mix of economy and ability, Cobra Springs have also added ‘excitement’ to that list.
With every road tester loving the car at its launch, but being a touch underwhelmed by its handling prowess, The Cobra kit comes as the perfect upgrade package to maintain the ride quality whilst massively improving the handling. Lowering the car by 30mm, the lower centre of gravity brings improved turn-in, pin-point accuracy and a real sense of fun, without ruining the character of the car.
The heat-treated springs are powder coated for a long and durable life – even on the UK’s salted winter roads. Each spring is cold-formed for accuracy before being heat treated for strength and durability. Finally each and every spring is shot-peened to pre fatigue the spring and eliminate sagging. This lengthy production process explains Cobra’s confidence in their product and their 5 Year warranty.
So if you fancy the ecological credentials of the superb iQ, but with a far more aggressive stance and vastly improved dynamics – It looks like you can finally have your cake and eat it.
Two kits are available for all 2009 on cars. One kit for the 1.0 and a heavier wind for the 1.3 petrol and 1.4 diesel models. Both are priced at £139.00 + VAT and lower the respective model by 30mm all round.
For more information visit the Cobra suspension website at www.cobra-suspension.com
Scorpion Exhausts, the Derbyshire-based exhaust manufacturer has launched a superb looking half-system for the aggressive new Seat Ibiza Cupra Bocanegra. The new part fits from the centre back and offers genuine performance gains mixed with a vastly improved exhaust note for the 1.4 TSi engine.
The new exhaust has been designed and hand-fabricated here in the UK and utilises T304 57mm Aerospace grade stainless steel tubing and precision CNC mandrel bends to optimise gas-flow and improve throttle response across the rev range.
By being completely interchangeable with the factory exhaust, the new Scorpion parts fit quickly and easily – and by keeping all factory catalysts in place, full legality and warranty conformity are assured.
The exhaust note has been carefully honed to offer a truly sporting tone, without being obtrusive in the cabin.
The entire system is priced at £449.00 including VAT.
For more information on this, or any other Scorpion product – or to order your free catalogue, the sales team on 01773 744123 or click to www.scorpion-exhausts.com