The success of the Eurosport Stuttgart has presented Wolfrace and its engineering team with an interesting dilemma – how to go about reinventing one of their most popular wheels without spoiling or otherwise unduly changing its appearance. As far as dilemmas go it’s certainly a nice one to have, though not quite as nice as the solution Wolfrace has actually come up with, the Stuttgart Ultra Concave. According to the company, it’s perfect for “VW T5 and T6 owners seeking to make an automotive statement”.
Alloy brand ATS Wheels, distributed in the UK by Wolfrace Wheels, has been confirmed as the official wheel supplier for the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM). ATS hardware will be found under the arches of the cars of all three OEMs competing in the series; Mercedes, Audi and BMW. ATS will supply 12x18in (front) and 13x18in (back) aluminium forged wheels, produced using a special alloy selected for its extreme strength and lightweight.
British supplier Wolfrace Wheels has been designing, manufacturing and selling advanced alloy wheels since 1971, seeing a great deal of evolution in the country’s aftermarket. From slot mag-shod Bedford CFs in the mid-1970s via Voodoo equipped Escort RS Turbos in the late 1990s to the present day, Wolfrace has remained a supporter of British design and engineering. While many aftermarket wheels now enter the market from plants in the Far East, and indeed Wolfrace itself has manufactured there in the past, the company has taken the decision to bring its entire manufacturing programme back to Europe. Tyres & Accessories spoke to Barney Britton, managing director of Wolfrace Wheels, about what inspired the company to take this decision.
Wolfrace’s latest product to emerge from its ‘skunk works’ development department is the Aero, a ‘turbine style’ alloy that’s available in the company’s customary wide range of sizes, offsets, PCDs and finishes. This wheel is suitable for both passenger car and commercial applications thanks to its load indexing.