Wheel Wednesday: New BBS FI-R Is A 20 Inch Wheel On A Serious Diet


I’m not against adding shiny and/or chrome wheels to a car as long as their tasteful looking.  The downside is that even the tasteful looking chrome wheels can be super heavy and adding heavier wheels is in my opinion a huge no-no!  Legendary wheel makers BBS is looking to remedy that situation with their new FI-R wheel.  The FI-R is a forged Y-spoke wheel with lightness in mind.  While they aren’t featherweights, the 9×20 inch version of these wheels comes in at just under 17lbs a piece which is decent for a 20 inch roller.  The wider 12×20 inch variety weighs in at 20lbs, again pretty good considering its size.

BBS had cars like the Porsche 991 GT3 and new BMW M3 & M4 in mind when producing these but I’m sure there are a few other applications that could benefit from these sweet shoes.  Oh, one more thing, The FI-R’s can also be had in center-lock flavor if so desired.

What do you think of the BBS FI-R?  Are you into it or are you tired of Y-spoke wheels already?  Let us know in the comments or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype

[Source: BBS-usa.com]

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