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Wheel rims

Anyone who loves Alfa Romeo cannot fail to love the wheel rims of its cars: so crisp, so opulent and so recognisable due to their beautiful proportions and style.
This result did not come about in an instant but is the result of years and years of refining shapes and materials.
Tradition
How could we fail to mention the wheel rim on the first ever Alfa car, the 24 HP: with its 12 solid wooden spokes, which constituted a starting point for Alfa Romeo wheels.
This wheel rim was so heavy, that work immediately went into designing something lighter: the result was tangent metal spokes, with a two-winged central nut. In some cases, the spokes were also covered with opulent hemispherical caps in aluminium: one such example was the gorgeous Villa d’Este, winner of the style competition that took its name.
The large-scale production started after World War II required stamped steel rims with holes and chrome covers. This was the case for the Giulietta dating from 1954 and the Giulia saloon from 1962. Neither must we forget the 6C CM with its tangent spokes and front rims that were overhanging to accommodate the bulk of the disc brake calipers.
Innovation
The desire for even faster racing cars led to a need for light alloy rims: such as those applied to the TZ, to the TZ2 and to the 33 Stradale. The concave surface on the latter model is worthy of note.
These rims were subsequently adopted on top-spec versions of standard-production cars such as the 156 (Star-shaped alloy rims with round holes) and the147 GTA. The rims developed for the Alfa Mito, on the other hand, had a broader channel. This choice allowed an evident improvement in handling performance, due to the tyre's greater tread on ground.
The hole design, in different interpretations, was subsequently reprised on the new Giulietta with alloy rims in the Progressive, Distinctive and Quadrifoglio Verde versions.
The process of development continues, however, both in terms of revisiting old designs and finding avenues as yet unexplored.



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