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San Diego, Calif. (December 2014) – Pikes Peak, Circuit of the Americas, Laguna Seca Raceway. HRE Performance Wheels have seen all of these venues throughout years of hill climbs, road racing and drifting. As motorsport and its vehicles become more advanced, racing wheels need to evolve as well. HRE Wheels has now created its evolution of the Monoblok racing wheel, the Series R1.
The Series R1 is a product of years of testing on the outgoing R43 wheel with teams like Fall-Line Motorsports and Rum Bum Racing in the Continental Tire Sports Car series, a wheel that lead both teams to championships for 4 out of the last 5 years, most recently helping Fall-Line to capture the driver, team and manufacturer title in the GS category for the 2014 season.
The new Series R1 line debuts with a single style with design cues from the most intricate HRE street wheels, engineered for optimal performance on any track machine, such as the Porsche 911 GT3. The R1 is available in diameters ranging from 17 to 19 inches and widths range from 7 to 14 inches, along with configurations for center lock vehicles.
“Motorsport and performance is at the core of every HRE Wheel,” said HRE President Alan Peltier. “The R1 is a culmination of years of supplying teams with a wheel that can last multiple seasons and take on the most challenging forms of motorsport, while still being incredibly lightweight.”
All HRE wheels are engineered to minimize unsprung mass and rotational inertia for optimal acceleration, handling and braking performance. Each wheel is built-to-order and there are nearly infinite fitment, color and finish options available for the ultimate custom-tailored wheel buying experience.