The Nurburgring custom alloy wheel, named after the Nurburgring circuit known as "the Ring" by enthusiasts, is located in Nurburg, Germany. It was the main venue for the German Grand Prix as part of the F1 World Championship in the 50's through early 70's. Built in 1920, this 22 km track was widely known as being one of the toughest and most dangerous tracks in the world. It was nicknamed "the green hell" by Jacki Stewart. In 1961, Phil Hill raced the fastest lap here at under 9 minutes in the Ferrari 156 F1 car and Niki Lauda later became the only person to lap the full circuit in under 7 minutes. The new Nurburgring Grand Prix Track, called GP-Strecke was completed in 1984 and has hosted several Grand Prix events.
The Nurburgring Rotary Forged Wheel is manufactured using a highly advanced production technique called Rotary Forging. The rim of the wheels is forged at high pressure while the wheel is spun at high speed. This alters the molecular structure and enhances the strength of the alloy. The benefit is a much lighter weight than a regular cast wheel. Most importantly, the weight saving is in the outer rim of the wheel which dramatically reduces rotational mass and enhances vehicle performance.
TSW wheels are born of a rich racing heritage. Founded by a former
Formula One racing driver, TSW has been involved in motor racing
around the globe for over thirty years. Our involvement has ranged
from the grueling 24-hour Le Mans to Touring Cars to Spec
Many of the wheels are based on racing technology. TSW pioneered
the race-inspired hex nut look that was featured in such standards
as the Revo and Hockenheim R, which have been a popular choice for
both grass-roots racing and show cars. In keeping with this rich
racing heritage, many TSW wheels are named after past and present
Formula One tracks.
Today, TSW has an absolutely staggering array of staggered wheel
applications. Several sizes carry as many as three different widths
for the perfect fitment. Staggered wheels are available in sizes
from 17" to 22" staggered wheel applications. Staggered
applications mean a wider wheel on the rear of the car, and
consequently, a wider tire and larger lip on the back of the car.
Wheel lips are as large as 5". Yes, that's right—5" lips on
one-piece cast wheels! Many of the wheels are available in hyper
black and hyper silver paint finishes with machine cut lips (often
referred to as diamond cut or mirror cut). Although chrome is
becoming more popular with TSW enthusiasts, hyper black wheels and
hyper silver wheels dominate the current TSW wheel lineup.
TSW wheels are sold with hub centric to rings to ensure a
vibration-free ride. TSW wheels are manufactured to extremely high
standards that often significantly exceed the industry norm,
resulting in a smoother, better handling ride.
TSW is sold in North and South America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand,
Australia and South Africa.