The new Vintage, Classic, and 540 Series wheels suit almost any car.
If you've spent much time in video games like Forza or Gran Turismo, it's likely you will have played with customizing supercars with old-school-style wheels. You'll also know that the results can be less than stellar to look at. Thankfully, HRE Wheels has an eye for bringing classic designs and styles from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s bang up to date. The San Diego-based company, specializing in wheels for racing and high-end vehicles, has just released its Vintage, Classic, and 540 Series wheels. Using the magic of photoshop, because the new Porsche 911 GT3 isn't in the wild yet, HRE showed us what the new wheels look like on Stuttgart's latest and greatest 911.
The modern construction is called Forged Monoblok Rim (FMR), and over 40 years of experience has gone into HRE's proprietary two-piece forged barrel wheels. Essentially, the mono-constructed barrel creates a stiff wheel, reduces mass, and increases concentricity. The new range is available in 20- to 22-inch sizes and, according to HRE, the structural benefits of the FMR design mean HRE can offer a "wider breadth of styling options."
"With the addition of FMR to the Vintage, Classic, and 540 Series, we can elevate the performance of these heritage designs to the modern-day levels HRE is known for," says CEO Alan Peltier.
HRE can and will customize fitment, color, and finish individually for customers and their cars. The Vintage, Classic, and 540 Series styles can also be optioned with a center lock design. HRE hasn't given prices on the wheels yet. The company's FMR construction Series S1SC wheels start at $2,700 each, so the retro styles will likely cost more.