[Patent No. D623,574]
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Fuchs Performance Group designers and engineers spent countless
hours refining and optimizing every line, curve and radius of the FP.1 forged
To achieve an exceptional balance between form and function, Fuchs
wheels are manufactured using the most advanced drop-forging technology. This
method results in proper grain structure, creating the strength and high
performance that Porsche owners expect.
A wide range of custom finishes allow owners to make Fuchs wheels
uniquely theirs. While many people will choose the FP.1 wheel for its beauty,
there are equally important performance benefits:
Reducing Unsprung Weight
Unsprung weight is the mass of all the components directly
affected by road shocks (tires, wheels, brakes, etc.). These vibrations are
transferred to the steering column and the vehicle body. Reducing this mass is
critical. Using a forged aluminum wheel in place of a cast aluminum wheel can
save weight (up to 25%) resulting in a more comfortable ride, better braking,
quicker acceleration, more agile handling and better fuel efficiency.
Increased Brake Cooling
The metal in forged alloy wheels is denser and therefore a better
conductor of heat. This improves heat dissipation from the brakes, reducing
risk of brake fade under demanding conditions.
The added strength of a forged alloy wheel not only adds a margin
of safety but can significantly reduce wheel/tire deflection in cornering. This
is particularly critical during hard driving and the use of modern high-grip
Surface Finish Quality
The same density and lack of porosity that endows the FP.1 with
its strength also results in a lustrous surface that can be polished to a
consistent and smooth shine.