Calibre to launch Askari wheel
Calibre has announced the next in its collection of niche wheel designs, which will launch in 2012. The Askari is “a new take on the ever-popular ‘Y Spoke’ genre,” according to the manufacturer. It is designed with motorsport aesthetics in mind; a gloss black centre sits within a polished and deep-set lip, reflecting what Calibre says are current trends.
The spoke profile offers good caliper clearance and brake cooling, whilst accentuating the contrast between the two surface finishes. Both 7″ x 17″ and 7.5″ x 18” sizes are being manufactured in a wide range of variants, with many PCDs covered, including 4-100, 4-108, 5-100, 5-110 and 5-112. The recommended prices for the wheel will start at £99, exclusive of VAT, for the 17” version.