The invention of the wheel is one of the earliest and most useful creations of mankind. Throughout the centuries, the wheel has evolved to become more technologically advanced, lighter and stronger. Since its founding in 1971, O.Z. Racing has continued to push the envelope in wheel technology to new levels while designing and producing some of the best looking wheels in the world. Their dedication to quality and durability has also made them the wheel of choice for many motorsports racing applications.
O.Z. Racing prides themselves on using only the best materials and technology. Some wheel manufacturers outsource key areas of production for their wheels in order to cut costs. Not so with O.Z. Racing. In order to have total control and maximize quality, they use their own foundry and create their own wheel molds. Wheels are made using a custom aluminum alloy recipe with low pressure casting. Additionally, they heat treat their wheels for added strength. They are also brushed and sandblasted for improved fatigue resistance.
Testing and wheel finishes are very comprehensive and show a dedication to making sure that they deliver a wheel that is beautiful and flawless. X-Ray testing is used to find a minute flaw or porosity. The wheels are leak tested in a specially designed pressurized water tank and even examined by computer and electron microscopes. Their finishing process uses electrostatic powder coating which goes through a 90 minute oven bake followed by liquid color and clear coat. Finally, wheels are hand inspected before packaging.
O.Z . Racing wheels are extremely well-made, but one of the main reasons they're so popular is due to their beautiful Italian designs that compliment any vehicle. One of the most exciting wheels for this spring is their new flagship wheel, the Hyper GT HLT.
The Hyper GT HLT is a stunningly gorgeous wheel, especially with O.Z.'s new star graphite finish. What's so great about this design is that this wheel would look fantastic on a large variety of cars. Whether used on a daily-driven BMW, Audi or Mercedes-Benz, or on a track-driven Porsche, the Hyper GT looks amazing from every angle.
Another solid choice by O.Z. Racing to keep in mind for this year is the Omnia. This wheel is a perfect choice if you're on a tighter budget but still want O.Z. Racing's high quality and style. We compared this wheel to another popular choice in "BBS SR vs. All-New O.Z. Racing Omnia."
Treat yourself and your ride this spring! Use our interactive wheel search feature to view our full lineup for wheels.