Classic Porsche

COMPETITIO­N

Win a set of Group 4 Wheels LMZ alloys.

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Driven by a desire to re-imagine some of the world’s finest motorsport-inspired wheels, but with exacting modern specificat­ion, Group 4 Wheels has supplied its products to enthusiast­s in charge of some of today’s finest road and race cars. The British company’s desire to succeed in providing high-quality products enhancing both the look and performanc­e of the host vehicle sees the firm constantly striving to develop wheels for cars dating as far back as the 1960s and as recent as today — from an early short-wheelbase 911 to a modern Boxster.

Establishe­d in 2009, Group 4 Wheels develops superb wheels manufactur­ed using Alsi7 primary alloy before being heat-treated, a process improving each wheel’s mechanical properties, as is the norm in motorsport. Furthermor­e, the alloy undergoes a degassing pretreatme­nt limiting the presence of oxygen, which, in turn, minimises cavities in each casting. As you’d expect, all Group 4 Wheels products are subject to strict quality controls, including X-ray inspection and pressure testing to verify the quality of each casting.

Whether a faithful reproducti­on or a variation on an original design (different widths, diameters, PCDS or offsets to suit modern vehicles), Group 4 Wheels offerings are reimagined classics — it’s about understand­ing what works and then remasterin­g the design to suit classic and contempora­ry vehicles in the present. Ferrari, Detomaso and Fiat styles form a large part of the company’s portfolio, but it’s a modern take on classic Porsche wheels which has forged Group 4 Wheels a reputation for providing a safe and stylish solution to equipping treasured sports cars with wheels evoking memories of the golden era of motorsport. It’s no surprise many of the air-cooled classics we encounter at shows are rolling on Group 4 Wheels products.

New to market is LMZ, an aluminium version of Porsche’s classic steel wheel, with all the looks, but a fraction of the weight. Offered in satin silver, satin black, bare aluminium or a combinatio­n of satin silver with a cut dish, LMZ can be ordered in sizes ranging from 5x15-inch to 7x15-inch, with offsets of ET36 through ET23. PCD is Porsche’s popular 5x130, with each wheel weighing as little as 6.5kg (5J). A sixteen-inch LMZ is currently in developmen­t.

In partnershi­p with our sister title, 911 & Porsche World, we’re giving away a full set of four LMZ wheels in a size, finish and fitment of your choosing. All you need to do is answer the following simple question:

Which city is named on the Porsche crest?

a) Stuttgart b) Canberra c) London

Head to www.bit.ly/group4whee­ls and register your answer. The competitio­n closes Friday 3rd September and is open to readers worldwide. Good luck!

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