When it comes to making prestige vehicles visually impressive, the alloy wheels must make a big statement. For technical reasons, any unsprung mass should be as low as possible. One elegant solution to this dilemma is provided by the up to 40 % lighter High Performance Wheels from ABT Sportsline. One of the highlights from this range is the HR flowforming rim. Exclusively in 22-inch, this is now available in a new finish: glossy black. The dark smoke variant (22/23-inch) however, continues to be part of the range. The new HR glossy black wheel is produced exclusively in the size 10.0 x 22 inches ET20, with a bolt circle of 5/112.
The innovative flowforming process used in the manufacture of the HR offers similar advantages to those of forging technology. Parts of the cast carcass are rolled out and compressed as part of an additional production stage. This facilitates particularly low wall thicknesses with high stability. In this way, the volume of the rim well could be reduced by up to 50%, which has a positive influence on the weight. As such, this provides optimum conditions for a sporty yet elegant design. The ultra-precision manufactured alloy wheel also lives up to all high-performance expectations on the road: Because it has excellent running stability.
Alongside the Touareg (CR) as the only VW, the HR glossy black rim is perfectly suited to a whole host of current Audi models: Namely, the A7/S7/RS 7 (4K), A8/S8 (4H), Q5/SQ5 (80A0 with ABT wide body aero package), Q7/SQ7/Q8/SQ8/RS Q8 (4M) and RS 6 (4G/4K). An overview of all wheel designs from the world’s largest provider of automotive aftermarket and performance parts for Audi and VW as well as a practical configurator can be found at www.abt-sportsline.com/tuning/products/abt-sport-wheels/.