The Porsche Panamera and light alloy wheels from Cargraphic
posted on: Oct 14, 2009 on category: Parts

Panamera GT21 kl 1024x682 The Porsche Panamera and light alloy wheels from Cargraphic
The Panamera is a Porsche without compromise with all the drive, the passion and the polish of the legendary sportscar manufacturer. The body offers space for four, the chassis offers sportscar performance and the wheelarches provide more than enough scope for individual expression. As a Porsche specialist with the highest standards since 1985, Cargraphic now offers a full complement of light metal wheels to suit the most discerning palate. Produced in-house by Cargraphic in Germany to the highest design and manufacturing standards, the wheels range from 19-22”.

With classically designed cast wheels with U- and Y-shaped spokes, the Racing (20”) and Sport (21-22”) both provide the perfect balance between elegance and dynamism. As you’d expect from the delicate optics the wheels are exceptionally light, but they are also robust and more than able to carry the load. Both have a reinforced cast alloy inner bed and a polished stainless steel outer rim that enhances the look and protects the inner centre from damage.

The Model GT is rotation-forged and the mass only seems to focus on a few key points like the five muscular double-spokes, which by the way come with an additional crossbeam in the GTR, and their power renders extra unnecessary ballast obsolete. The light metal wheel is available in 20,21 and 22” and works in perfect optical and technical symbiosis with the Panamera’s big braking assembly. On the backside, the wheel has hidden air pockets to keep the unsprung mass to a bare minimum.

So to make a big impression on the street, choose the Porsche Panamera and I-10 (20-22”). The fan spokes are wide and run deep in to the edge of the wheel, so draw the eye in from the first glance. In the polished version the spokes pick up the light in dramatic style and the optional colours can make a big difference, too. Because of the hidden air pockets in the rotation-forged rim centre, the weight is astonishingly low, yet they’re strong and have a protective stainless steel outer rim.

The three-piece forged wheels stand as a true performance of engineering art. Just to make the centre of the wheel out of a slice-shaped blank takes a huge CNC machine 90 minutes. Before the wedding between the outer and inner rims comes the painting ceremony. Here the customer can choose from either painted, even in special colours, or polished with acrylic clear coating.

Flow-formed IS One is the perfect winter star

With winter tyres the Panamera rules the streets with an iron grip in the cold spells, too. Cargraphic recommends alongside the model Racing, the more cost-effective, flow-formed, cast aluminium alloy Intra Sport One (IS One) in 19”. The one-piece combined the classic Y- and U-spokes to create a dynamic design that comes with a wide variety of tailoring opportunities through the optional special painting. The light metal wheel comes in silver or black as standard.

In conclusion: Thanks to the exciting light metal wheels of Cargraphic the Panamera has a very appealing look in the summer and can keep its elegant expression throughout the winter.

Overview of the Cargraphic light metal wheels for the Panamera

Racing 20”: FA. 9,5×20 with 255 or 275 tyre
RA. 11,0 or 11,5×20 with 295 or 325 tyre

Racing 20” (Winter): FA. 9,5×20 with 255 tyre
RA. 10,5×20 with 285 tyre

Sport 21”: FA. 9,5×21 with 255 or 265 tyre
RA. 11,0×21 with 295 or 305 tyre

Sport 22”: FA. 9,0×22 with 265 tyre
RA. 10,5×22 with 305 tyre

GT+GTR+I-10 20”: FA. 9,5×20 with 255 or 275 tyre
RA. 11,0 or 11,5×20 with 295 or 325 tyre

GT+GTR+I-10 21”: FA. 9,5×21 with 255 or 265 tyre
RA. 11,0×21 with 295 or 305 tyre

GT+GTR+I-10 22”: FA. 9,0×22 with 265 tyre
RA. 10,5×22 with 305 tyre

IS-One 19” (Winter): FA. 8,5×19 with 255 tyre
RA. 9,5×19 with 285 tyre

More information: Cargraphic

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