Yokohama HPT confirms ‘rotary forged’ wheels across brands
The UK distributor of TSW, Beyern and Mandrus replacement alloy wheels, Yokohama HPT has confirmed the addition of several new wheels to its UK line-up that use the “rotary forging” process to create strong, dynamic and lighter wheels. During manufacturing the outer rim is forged while the wheel centre and rim mould are spun at high speed. TSW’s Panorama and Tanaka, the Beyern Spartan, the Mandrus Rotec and the Victor Equipment Innsbruck are all products of this technique in the current Yokohama HPT range.
Named after the world-famous Mount Panorama circuit in Australia, the location for the legendary Bathurst race, the Panorama is a straight-edged, five-spoke wheel with the spokes running from the deep-dished five-hole centre mounting to the very edge of the rim. Sizes range from 17 to 22-inches and in widths up to 11” with three possible finishes; matte black, matte bronze or silver with a mirror-cut face. The Tanaka is also named after the Okayama International Circuit in Japan. It again features five mounting holes and a corresponding number of sharply-edged spokes running to the edge of the rim with a sharp angle turning at the very edge, reminiscent of the styling predominant in drifting. It is sized from 17 to 20-inches and is also available in staggered fitments and in matte black or hyper silver.
The Spartan is the latest addition to the Beyern range, designed exclusively for BMW models. Inspired by motorsport, the wheel has eight forked spokes running to the stepped rim and has been designed to integrate with BMW’s TPMS. Available in staggered fitments and sizes from 17 to 20-inches, it comes in three finishes – matte black, hyper silver and chrome.
The Mandrus Rotec, part of the Mercedes-specific range, is a multi-spoke, hard-edged wheel designed to clear all available brake packages on Mercedes models, integrate with the factory TPMS system and in staggered sizes, from 17-22”. It comes in three finishes – matte black, silver with a mirror-cut face and chrome.
The Innsbruck is created for Porsche models, featuring eight forked-tongue split spokes running to the stepped rim. Available in sizes from 18 to 22-inches the Innsbruck is available in two silver with a mirror-cut face or matte black finishes.