「The High-Performance Line of F1 Wheels that Smokey Nagata Fell in Love With!」Racing Spec Delivered by the Prestigious Italian OZ 【An In-Depth Look】
Published : 2019/12/28 11:47 Modified : 2019/12/28 11:47
The Ultimate in Racing and Luxury Created by Italian Wheel Legend
A High Spec Racing Wheel
OZ has always boasted high artistry as an Italian wheel manufacturer. Implementing a casting method, OZ produces the precise disc design that takes its place at the center of the wheel lineup. The Super Sports model is produced by forging to pursue the highest specification to the limit. The two models introduced here belong to the “Atelier Forged” lineup which use a forging method.
From F1 to WRC, Indy and Formula E, OZ is known for producing a large number of world-class wheels to the motorsports scene. Seven out of ten participating F1 teams choose to equip their cars with OZ wheels. Riding on a reputation that gives priority to rigidity and aerodynamics yet also contributes to brake cooling, these wheels are produced strictly with performance in mind.
These are the commercially avaliable models produced by the same development team which produces the racing model. These are meant only for the most discerning of automobile owners.
First we have the Superforgiata (16100円〜256000円). This wheel reigns as the top of the line flagship model for OZ, and its tremendous lightness shocked us. The sample we borrowed for shooting was a 19-inch model but could be easily lifted with one hand.
Not even one hand, it could be lifted with just one little finger! Even at this lightness it also of course corresponds to the strict rigidity values required for supercars and hightly tuned automobiles. Mr. Nagata of Top Secret fell in love with the performance of these wheels and has collaborated to develop a special new model.
Available sizes range from 19-inches (8.5 to 12J) to 21-inches (12.5J). Three colors are offered; Grigio Corsa, Matte Black and Ceramic Polish. When it comes to the original model of the GT-R SF TOP SECRET (191500円〜211500円), it is available only in 20-inch sizing with options of 10J + 38, 11J +30 and 11J +15.
Another model we’ll look at is the “Zeus HLT Forged” (132000円〜206000円). It is a design composed of 5 thin forked split spokes that are long and sharp.
This model was developed with the concept of accomodating and showing big brake systems mainly for supercars. The design has a functional yet beautiful balance that is simple and timeless. This design method combined with the forging process creates a high-spec wheel.
Sizes for this model are 19-inches (8.0J to 10.5J), 20-inches (8.5J to 12J) and 21-inches (8.5J to 12.5J). It is available in Grigio Corsa, Matte Black, Matte Dark Graphite and Brushed.
Both models put an emphasis on function but do not follow deep rim or concave design trends. They are also both high performance models which can be used for street or race driving. If you are interested in the real thing, OZ can definitely meet your expectations.
●Contact：OZ Japan TEL：053-469-5011