Shark Werks Releases Magnesium RS Centerlock Wheel
posted on: Nov 13, 2011 on category: Parts

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Over the last few months Shark Werks has quietly been working behind the scenes on introducing their own limited production centerlock Magnesium wheel for widebody 997.2 GT3RS and GT2RS cars. Here it is, the Shark Werks Magnesium RS wheel. These wheel are available in factory-style satin black, guards red or silver finishes.

For the track-minded 911 GT3 RS and/or GT2 RS owner, the Shark Werks Magnesium RS centerlock wheel is based upon a 100% forged magnesium alloy construction, typically found only in dedicated professional race cars. The majority of forged wheels are from aluminum but for an even stronger and lighter process we opted for magnesium and utilized a sporty mesh design theme. Although magnesium is 30% less dense then aluminum by volume, and consequently lighter, its weight is only one of several performance benefits that have historically made it a material of choice for super cars (and race cars) over the years, including the Porsche 959, Carrera GT and Rally Cars.

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Lighter wheels reduce unsprung weight on the vehicle’s suspension, allowing it to be much more responsive to changes in road (or track) conditions. Better heat conduction associated with magnesium can help dissipate heat from the brakes, which improves braking performance in more demanding driving conditions and reduces the chance of brake failure due to overheating.

Compared to aluminum, magnesium has a significantly higher fatigue strength and, more importantly, a considerably higher ultimate tensile strength. When used in wheel manufacturing, this essentially means that a greater cross-section of material can be used, effectively increasing the overall stiffness of the wheel at comparable weight. A stiffer wheel allows for much more precise steering and suspension feedback, without the loss of energy due to uncontrolled flex in the wheel. This ultimately gives the driver a more direct connection to the car and the ability to achieve a greater level of control during any driving situation.

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The Shark Werks Magnesium RS Wheel is available in limited fitments for 2010-11 997.2 GT3RS and 2011 GT2RS. Designed to work with the factory Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Weight Comparison vs Stock Wheels:
Front 9J x 19 19.5 vs 23 pounds
Rear 12J x 19 22.5 vs 27.5 pounds

for more information visit: Shark Werks

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