Three New MAK Wheels to Hit UK Roads
The UK distributor for the Italian MAK range of replacement alloy wheels, Yokohama HPT Ltd, has announced three new models for the UK market. According to Yokohama HPT, the three new designs “capture the manufacturer’s flair for design” whilst epitomising MAK’s reputation for quality and longevity.
The first of the three wheels is the Volare, a design featuring 20 narrow spokes that spread from the mounting face right out to the edge of the wheel rim. A slight step at the rim is intended to increase the perception of size, and the combination of these two elements is said to lend the wheel a very contemporary, motorsport feel. The Volare comes in a range of sizes, beginning at 15-inch and running up to 9.5×19-inch, and is available in both four and five-stud patterns. Prices begin at £93.95 including VAT and the Volare features a mirror polished face with gunmetal body.
Also new in the UK although available in other European markets since September is the Invidia, a paired ten-spoke design. Each of the five pairs of spokes run from close to the very centre of the mounting face inside the mounting lugs, meeting the edge of the rim seamlessly. The spokes taper outwards slightly, giving more metallic presence at the rim without detracting from the wheel’s clean and smooth overall appearance. The Invidia is available in 16 to 18-inch sizes and five-stud fitments. Two finishes are available; the Ice Black features a matt black body with a polished face while the Deluxe is presented in Hyper Silver with an anthracite centre cap, with prices beginning at £119.95 including VAT.
The third wheel, the Audace, is aimed at the smaller car market, and hence is available in smaller sizes, from 14 to 16-inches and with either four or five-stud fitments. It features seven pairs of flat-faced spokes, running from the central mounting face to the edge of the rim, enhancing the sense of size. The Audace is finished in Gun Metal with a polished face and Yokohama HPT says it is sure to have a “massive presence” on any car. Prices begin at £69.95 including VAT.
The Volare model is available now through Yokohama HPT’s dealer network while the Audace and Invidia will be introduced in early 2008. More information can be found at www.tsw-wheels.co.uk