BORN ON THE CIR­CUIT , MADE FOR THE STREET

OZ HYPERGT HLT WILL IN­JECT GT3 RAC­ING SPIRIT INTO YOUR DAILY DRIVE.

Torque (Singapore) - - NEWS -

Wheels, like footwear, are of­ten cho­sen for aes­thetic rea­sons. But for se­ri­ous en­thu­si­asts, ap­pear­ance isn’t the only fac­tor con­sid­ered.

Just like how a spe­cially de­signed pair of shoes meant for an in­tended ac­tiv­ity can im­prove per­for­mance and pre­vent in­jury, a well-de­signed and prop­erly en­gi­neered set of wheels will help you get the most per­for­mance out of your car. OZ has per­fected the art and sci­ence of wheel de­sign and its new wheel, the HyperGT HLT, epit­o­mises this com­bi­na­tion of aes­thet­ics and per­for­mance. It is a cul­mi­na­tion of OZ’s wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in GT3 rac­ing, and it her­alds an in­no­va­tive ap­proach to al­loy rims.

SUB­STANCE MEETS STYLE

Har­ness­ing en­gi­neer­ing ex­per­tise ac­cu­mu­lated over decades, and im­bued with ground­break­ing tech­no­log­i­cal so­lu­tions de­rived from mo­tor­sport, the HyperGT HLT de­liv­ers an im­pec­ca­ble bal­ance be­tween light weight, rigid­ity and dura­bil­ity.

Per­for­mance is a func­tion of light­ness, stiff­ness and strength, a se­ries of pa­ram­e­ters that al­low the wheel to per­form at its high­est level. Light­ness im­proves han­dling, stiff­ness makes the wheel more re­ac­tive, while strength en­ables it to re­sist me­chan­i­cal stresses. In or­der to at­tain the top per­for­mance that only a wheel such as the HyperGT HLT can ac­com­plish, all three el­e­ments must be pre­cisely and per­fectly bal­anced. It is the same in rac­ing, where a podium fin­ish can only be achieved when the forces of man, ma­chine and na­ture come to­gether flaw­lessly. The HyperGT HLT’s 10-spoke de­sign presents the ideal so­lu­tion for bet­ter force and weight dis­tri­bu­tion. The spokes spread out into a sickle shape on the re­in­forced outer lip, be­com­ing an in­te­gral part of the rac­ing wheel, strength­en­ing it to en­hance the aero­dy­nam­ics and in­crease rigid­ity. Rose mark­ings give the HyperGT HLT its unique char­ac­ter­is­tic. These cen­tral en­grav­ings, de­rived from the GT3 and LMP1 rac­ing se­ries, achieve fur­ther weight re­duc­tion by re­mov­ing ex­cess ma­te­rial.

Sim­i­larly, the sides of the spokes are side-

THE HYPERGT HLT DE­LIV­ERS AN IM­PEC­CA­BLE BAL­ANCE BE­TWEEN LIGHT WEIGHT, RIGID­ITY AND DURA­BIL­ITY.

cut to re­move su­per­flu­ous ma­te­rial. But apart from re­duc­ing weight, this is done for greater tor­sional rigid­ity while re­tain­ing the abil­ity to cope with stress.

An­other LMP1 rac­ing in­spi­ra­tion is the HyperGT HLT’s in­ner rim well, which has been en­gi­neered to max­imise cor­ner­ing speed by pro­vid­ing ut­most rigid­ity and sta­bil­ity to pre­vent trac­tion and cam­ber loss.

UNIQUE TECH­NIQUE

At the heart of the HyperGT HLT wheel is OZ’s High Light Tech­nol­ogy (HLT) that brings all these fea­tures to­gether. OZ’s ex­clu­sive HLT process tremendously im­proves the me­chan­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics of the wheel and achieves the right bal­ance be­tween weight re­duc­tion and struc­tural strength. The HyperGT HLT is made in Italy, TUV-cer­ti­fied and is in the process of NAD ho­molo­ga­tion, to en­sure safety and qual­ity stan­dards. An as­tute in­vest­ment in a proper set of wheels such as the HyperGT HLT will also de­liver ben­e­fits such as bet­ter steer­ing feel and im­proved han­dling. As al­ways, when larger and wider wheels are com­ple­mented with the ap­pro­pri­ate tyres, the over­all ef­fect will be even more dis­cernible. The HyperGT HLT is avail­able in 17-inch to 20-inch sizes and comes in a new Star Graphite fin­ish that fur­ther en­hances its aes­thetic ap­peal. And for a lim­ited time only, cus­tomers will get a free OZ Style 71 t-shirt with ev­ery set of OZ wheels pur­chased.

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