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Since 1978, HRE Wheels has been a leader in the three-piece motorsports and street performance wheel market. More than three decades later, wheels and vehicles have evolved, but enthusiasts are still in love with many of the retro styles seen on legendary sports cars from the past. HRE has taken a look back at its history and picked five styles to refresh with a modern twist; introducing the Classic Series.
The team at HRE Wheels found inspiration in iconic sports cars like the Ferrari 512TR, the 964 Porsche 911, BMW’s E36 M3, the Acura NSX and even German wagons like the W124 E-Class.
The new Classic line debuts with five new styles including the CL300 mesh, the CL301 split-9-spoke, the CL303 13-spoke, the CL305 5-spoke and the CL309 19-spoke. The Classic line is available in diameters ranging from 18 to 22 inches and widths range from 7 to 14 inches.
Features include a modern conical profile with clean and simple spoke designs that highlight the style of wheels and cars before the modern era of automation and electronics took over. This simplicity in the designs also allows HRE to offer these wheels at prices that are significantly lower than their more complex designs.
“Every day we get requests from customers who try to buy our older styles,” said HRE President Alan Peltier. “Redesigning those styles with a more modern profile and with current engineering specifications maintains each design’s original feel, complementing sports and supercars from yesterday, while meeting the demands of the much higher performance levels of today. Everyone at HRE had a car they fell in love with in the ‘90s and the Classic line is right at home on everything from a Ferrari 512TR to a 458 Italia.”