Look At HRE’s Newest Wheels Rendered On The 2022 911 GT3
Shoes have been known to make an outfit, so we can fairly assume the same for wheels, right? HRE’s answer to that question is yes, which is why they have been making some of the prettiest wheels on the market since the ‘70s. But looks are only as good as function, and HRE has debuted its newest sets of wheels with FMR (Forged Monoblok Rim) technology to balance the two.
FMR technology allows each wheel in its new collection to have the look of a sexy 2-piece rim, while maintaining the basic strength of a single-piece forged rim (See Picture Below). The new Vintage, Classic, and 540 Series wheels are HRE’s freshest additions to the family, and they have provided us with exclusive renders of the new Porsche 911 GT3 along with actual product shots of their wheels on various 911s.
With any new technology, there is some reasoning behind it. HRE created the FMR barrel in order to not only make the wheels more unique, but also much more efficient in all areas of performance. First and foremost, FMR increases wheel stiffness. For drivers, this is crucial when doing some spirited driving in the canyons because you need to be able to feel the front wheels and trust the front end as a whole.
FMR also reduced overall mass from its previous collections. Nothing is worse than rotating mass, this is why come car companies have gone to carbon fiber or other light metals for their wheels. Additionally, FMR eliminates the air seal required for traditional three-piece wheels.
We’ve listed our favorites down below. Let us know what you think of the new HRE pieces and check out the video release >here.
HRE Vintage Series 501 - 2022 911 GT3
HRE S101 SC - 2022 911 GT3
HRE S111 SC - 2022 911 GT3
HRE Classic Series 305 FMR - 991.2 GT3 RS
HRE 540 Series FMR - 992 Turbo Cabriolet
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