Porsche unveils first braided carbon wheels


Porsche has become the world’s first vehicle manufacturer to offer lightweight wheels made from braided carbon fibre. They will be available from January 2018 as an option for the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.

Manufactured entirely from carbon fibre reinforced polymer, the wheels essentially comprise two components. The wheel centre is made from carbon fibre fabric, which involves cutting and assembling over 200 individual components.

The second component is the rim base made from braided carbon fibre by what is currently the world’s largest carbon fibre braiding machine with a diameter of approximately nine metres.

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