Where class meets style.
It’s all about excess.
The BMW X6 M is one of those cars that just doesn’t make a lot of sense. It doesn’t offer any sort of additional cargo space, it doesn’t really go off-road, and it doesn’t have the same center of gravity as a true sports car. But who cares when you have 555 horsepower and a set of COR Levinson wheels?
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Excess is the name of the game for the BMW X6 M. It has a high price tag and doesn’t offer the same utility as other cars, but it has that special BMW M touch that sets it apart from anything in its class. Its styling may be hit or miss depending on personal tastes, but with a set of COR Levinson forged wheels, it’s a guaranteed show stopper.
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COR Levinson forged wheels were chosen for the German Sport Activity Coupe as they reflect the muscular looks and unbelievable performance of the X6 M. The COR Levinson wheel offers a slight concave design that oozes confidence and power, and gives any vehicle a dynamic stance.
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The Alpine White 2012 BMW X6 M was fitted with a staggered set of COR Levinson wheels in a 22 x 10 front and 22 x 12 rear setup. Each wheel was given Matte Seal Grey centers with a hand brushed Titanium Clear outer rim. Custom billet “FTW” center caps were also fitted as a unique extra to the stunning fitment.
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To help put all 555 horsepower to the ground, the Levinson wheels were all fitted with grippy Pirelli PZero rubber. The 285/35/22 front and 335/30/22 rear setup will help improve handling for the SAC and reach a 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds from rest.
A 555 horsepower BMW X6 M with COR Levinson wheels is definitely worthy of a “For the Win.”
BMW X6 Wheels: COR Levinson
Wheel Type: Forged, 12 double-spokes
Finish: Matte Seal Grey centers with hand brushed and Titanium Clear outer rim with custom billet “FTW” center caps.
Front Wheels: 22 x 10
Rear Wheels: 22 x 12
Tires: Pirelli PZero
Front Tires: 285/35/22
Rear Tires: 335/30/22
Super luxury and super style.
The Bentley Continental GT is one of those cars that offer a superb blend of ultra luxury and incredible straight line performance. Oftentimes, these British beasts are used for relaxing highways drives and are dressed in rather inconspicuous shades of paint.
This 2005 Bentley Continental GT with COR Modell wheels is different; it’s a shimmering red racer mated with classic forged rims that lives life a quarter-of-a-mile at a time. Stuffed under the sculpted hood is a twin-turbocharged, 6.0-liter, W-12 engine that rockets the super luxury GT to a top speed just short of 200 mph, all while looking like a red-hot fireball with a brilliant set of COR Modell wheels.
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The exterior paint scheme may make the Continental GT stand out from the crowd, but with the set of custom-tailored COR Modell forged wheels, it is a full-time head-turner. This classic setup uses a staggered 22 x 9.5 front and 22 x 11 rear fitment to get all 552 bhp to the road in style. Each of the COR Modell forged wheels was given a unique finish to match the racy red exterior. The five-spoke, three-piece wheels were finished in a silky Matte Black and given contrasting Gloss Red Ball Cuts. Every wheel features a single, embroidered spoke highlighted in Gloss Red and the original center caps in the same color.
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Due to the great amounts of power being sent to each of the wheels, only maximum performance tires could be fitted. Pirelli PZeros were chosen for the Modell forged wheels and fitted in a 265/30/22 front and 295/25/22 setup in order to achieve maximum grip and high-speed performance.
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The custom set of COR Modell forged wheels perfectly complement the red-hot styling and performance of the 552 bhp British grand tourer. This isn’t a boulevard cruiser; it’s a triple-digit rocket ship.
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Wheels: COR Modell
Wheel Type: Five-spoke, three-piece, forged construction
Finish: Matte Black with Gloss Red Ball Cuts and custom embroidered spoke and center cap
Front Wheels: 22 x 9.5
Rear Wheels: 22 x 11
Tires: Pirelli PZero
Front Tires: 265/30/22
Rear Tires: 295/25/22
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Shocking performance and style.
COR wheels have been fitted to almost every kind of luxury, performance, and exotic automobile on the market and have provided these cars with unmatched style and sport. But this is possibly the first ever time that COR wheels have found their way on a one-off, custom-built, electric car.
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Built in collaboration with Kustom Signals and LIPI (Indonesian Institute of Sciences) the new SV-1 is a fully electric custom-built car designed to provide green performance and audio bliss. The SV-1 is based on the Nissan Cefiro and uses an Advance Series DC 144 V/500 A electric motor to power the rear wheels in combination with 45 lithium ion batteries, each with the same strength as a 3.8-volt battery.
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The SV-1 can be charged using a normal outlet or though a charging station. Charging the SV-1 through a household outlet can take six to eight hours, while a charging station finishes the job in a mere 30 minutes. Special solar panels were also installed on the hood of the car to help cool the engine while the car is being operated.
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One of the goals for the SV-1 was to keep weight at a minimum. The team was able to achieve this goal by utilizing COR Cipher wheels. These wheels were chosen for their high-strength forged construction and low overall weight. Each wheel was given a hand brushed finish with glimmering chrome lips for a modern style. The COR Cipher forged wheels were installed in a 20 x 12.5 front and rear setup and fitted with 275/40/20 Yokohama Advan Tires, providing the SV-1 with a wide footprint.
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The team also removed the roof and constructed much of the SV-1 using carbon fiber and aluminum. The use of lightweight materials, along with the lightweight COR Cipher wheels helped bring weight down to just 1,650 lbs.
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One of the other unique aspects of the SV-1 is the sound system used throughout the interior. Alpine supplied each of the four speakers, the subwoofer, and head unit to give the SV-1 a sound system that rivals that of high-end cars. Alpine also provided the team with four monitors that can be configured for entertainment, navigation, and rear view camera use. The entire interior including electronics are water-proof to protect against unexpected precipitation.
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While the Kustom Signals SV-1 will never see production, it is guaranteed to be a stylish head-turner with it’s COR Cipher wheels and unique design.
Wheels: COR Cipher
Wheel Finish: Hand brushed with chrome lips
Wheel Size: 20 x 12.5
Tires: Yokohama Advan
Tire Size: 275/40/20
Handcrafted design and performance.
Fisker may be known throughout the automotive world for the new Karma hybrid sports car, but before the automaker was saving the environment, Henrik Fisker was designing one-of-a-kind sports cars with Fisker Coachbuild. The first design that was put into production was the Fisker Tramonto. Only 15 of the planned 150 models were produced, all of which were manufactured by hand.
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A handcrafted design such as the Fisker Tramonto deserves only the highest quality forged wheels, which is why COR Wazara rims were chosen for chassis No. 11. The Fisker Tramonto is based on the Mercedes-Benz SL-class and is powered by a handmade supercharged AMG V-8 engine with an output of 610 bhp, allowing for a 0-60 mph sprint of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph. The COR Wazara wheels match the power and style of the Tramonto with their handcrafted three-piece forged construction and stunning concave design.
Each COR Wazara is forged using aerospace grade 6061-T6 aluminum alloy to achieve unmatched strength and an incredibly low overall weight. On the high-powered Fisker Tramonto, the COR Wazara wheels were fitted in a staggered 20 x 9 front and 20 x 12.5 rear fitment to ensure all 610 horsepower reaches the pavement. Each wheel is finished with a hand brushed face to match the silver accents on the exterior of the Tramonto.
Although only 15 Fisker Tramonto models were produced, the COR Wazara wheels on chassis No. 11 will ensure that it is a one-of-a-kind automobile for the ages.
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Vehicle: Fisker Tramonto
Wheels: COR Wazara, three-piece forged with concave design
Wheel Finish: Hand brushed face
Front Wheels: 20 x 9
Rear Wheels: 12 x 12.5
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New shoes for Godzilla.
The Nissan GT-R rocked the super car world with unrivaled performance and a Nürburgring lap time that blew the competition out of the water. The Specialized Performance Nissan GT-R is even more potent; packing an 800+ horsepower engine and aerodynamic bodywork. But, the real secret to the car’s success are the COR Encor wheels.
The new COR Encor wheels are more than just your average forged wheel. The Encor wheels undergo a unique weight reduction process that decreases the amount of rotational mass at the wheel hub without sacrificing strength. Each Encor wheel is subjected to a thorough stress testing process to ensure the wheel is capable of handling the incredible forces exerted by high-horsepower cars.
The exterior of the Nissan GT-R was given a number of carbon fiber aerodynamic additions, but the highlight of the super car is the COR Encor wheels. Each wheel has been given a hand-brushed face with tinted clear coat finish and polished outer lip. This finish complements the contrasting white paint and bare carbon fiber bodywork, but also makes the Encor wheels stand out as the centerpiece of the GT-R. The front axle is fitted with a pair of 20x10s with 265/35/21 performance tires, while the rear features a wider set of 21x11s and 305/30/21 shoes.
What makes the fitment unique is that the Encor wheels can undoubtedly handle the upgraded power produced by the Specialized Performance GT-R. The 3.8-liter V-6 engine has been upgraded with the full range of HKS products, and a custom-built full exhaust system for an astonishing 817 horsepower at the wheels.
The Specialized Performance Nissan GT-R is every bit at home on the track as it is on the boulevard. While its immense power may shock some, its stunning COR Encor wheels will always remain as the center of attention.
Wheel Model: COR Encor
Finish: Hand brushed face with clear tint finish
Front Wheels: 21 x 10
Rear Wheels: 21 x 11
Front Tires: 265/35/21
Rear Tires: 305/30/21
Fitment Credit: Specialized Performance
COR Wheels is the authority when it comes to quality forged wheels. Be sure to check out our lineup of Nissan GT-R Custom Wheels.
A British and Italian supercar with a Nürburgring pedigree.
Back in May, Aston Martin created a stir in the automotive world with the unveiling of the new V12 Zagato. The car was originally a concept that was built in collaboration with the Italian design firm, Zagato, to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the DB4GT Zagato. Now, after winning awards and racing at the Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race, Aston Martin will be bringing two racing versions of the V12 Zagato to the 2011 IAA International Auto Show in Frankfurt.
What started out as a concept idea to celebrate the original partnership between Aston Martin and Zagato has blossomed into the creation of a new supercar. The Aston Martin V12 Zagato made its public debut at the 2011 Villa D’Este Concours event in Italy to an excited crowd. The new supercar was so popular that it even took home the Design Award for the concept and prototype class. The enthusiasm and popularity surrounding the car grew exponentially and afterwards Aston Martin introduced a pair of racecars based on the original concept.
Nicknamed “Zig” (green) and “Zag” (red) by their racing teams, the V12 Zagatos were put to the test in two prominent races at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Each car was fitted with the full aerodynamic treatment sporting a front splitter, dive planes, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler. Both cars were first raced at the 53rd ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup VLN race to prepare for what would become the true showcase of their power and potential. On the 25th and 26th of June, Aston Martin raced “Zig” and “Zag” at the 39th ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hour endurance race, both finishing the race with a combined 230 laps and 3,700 miles total.
After the success at the grueling endurance race, Aston Martin gave the V12 Zagato the green light for production. Each car will be handcrafted in the marquee’s headquarters in Gaydon, England. Based on the V12 Vantage, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato features beautiful carbon fiber and aluminum bodywork in a classic Zagato design. The production models will be powered by the Aston Martin 6.0-liter V-12 engine producing 510 bhp and 420 lb-ft. of torque. The power will be sent through a six-speed manual transmission to the 19-inch forged wheels at the rear. The production Aston Martin V12 Zagato is capable of reaching 62 mph from rest in just 4.2 seconds and hitting a top speed of 190 mph.
The production Aston Martin V12 Zagato models will be available during the summer of 2012 for £ 330,000 (+/- 539,000 USD) and be strictly limited to 150 units. Aston Martin will feature the two racing versions, “Zig” and “Zag” at the 2011 International Auto Show in Frankfurt alongside the One-77, Virage, and Vantage S.
Aston Martin V12 Zagato Specifications:
Type: 6.0-liter V-12
Maximum Horsepower: 510 bhp (380 kW) at 6,500 RPM
Maximum Torque: 420 lb-ft. (570 Nm) at 5750 RPM
Type: Six-speed manual
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.2 seconds
Top Speed: 190 mph (305 km/h)
Wheels and Tires:
Wheels: 19-inch aluminum alloy forged wheels
Tires: Pirelli P Zero Corsa
Front Tires: 255/35 ZR 19
Rear Tires: 295/30 ZR 19
Aston Martin V12 Zagato Gallery:
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Drop top Italian performance.
The newest edition to the Ferrari lineup just took its top off down the streets of Maranello. The new Ferrari 458 Spider joins the ranks of the Italian super cars with innovative features, technology, and, of course, otherworldly performance. For the first time ever in a sports car in this segment, Ferrari has unveiled a new fully-retractable hard top.
Behind the cockpit sits the award-winning 4.5-liter V-8 engine producing 560 horsepower at screaming 9,000 RPM horsepower and 389 lb-ft. of torque at 6,000 RPM. All that power is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch paddle shift transmission and E-diff. To aid drivers, F1-Trac traction control and high performance ABS systems come standard. Customers can also choose to option their 458 Spider with forged wheels and racing seats for even better performance.
To say that the new Ferrari 458 Italia Spider is just a topless 458 is insensitive. Ferrari has reworked and redesigned many parts of the super car so that it provides the same thrilling drive that the Italian automaker is known for. Small aspects such as the accelerator pedal mapping, suspension damping, and the engine’s exhaust note have been tuned to create an exciting drive.
At first glance the Ferrari 458 Spider is truly a special convertible. Two buttresses protrude from the rear of the car and extend to the edge of the cockpit where air freely flows. Each buttress was designed to redirect cooling air into the engine intakes, clutch, and transmission oil radiators. But even more intriguing is the new patented Ferrari hard top. The innovative hard top reduces weight by 55 lbs. over a traditional folding soft top and deploys in just 14 seconds. Ferrari engineers developed a top that stows neatly inside a small space above the engine bay without affecting the overall aerodynamics and performance of the 458 Italia. The small storage area for the roof enabled designers to create a rear bench behind the two seats for luggage space. Another new innovation from Ferrari is the large adjustable wind stop. The wind stop slows the air moving inside the cockpit and allows for conversations at speeds up to 124 mph.
The new Ferrari 458 Italia Spider offers open top excitement and exhilarating Italian performance. Performance is not compromised with the top up or down and structural rigidity is not lost, making it one of the best open top sports cars available. Pricing and availability have not yet been released by the Italian automaker. The Ferrari 458 Italia Spider will make its official public debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Ferrari 458 Italia Spider Specifications
Type: 90-degree V-8
Displacement: 4.5 liters
Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
Maximum Horsepower: 560 (425 kW) at 9,000 RPM
Maximum Torque: 398 lb-ft. (540 Nm) at 6,000 RPM
Type: Seven-speed dual clutch F1 paddle shift
Acceleration 0-62 mph: Less than 3.4 seconds
Top Speed: Over 198 mph
Front: 235/35 ZR 20
Rear: 295/35 ZR 20
Ferrari 458 Italia Spider Gallery
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