A wheel starts off, quite simply, as an idea. The designer imagines it in their head. That brain imprint turns into a sketch, which eventually materializes in the virtual space of a computer. After that, metal is forged and bent. Seams are welded. Pieces are brought together to form the footprint of a vehicle. After that, there’s testing and more testing that needs to be done. All to ensure that a wheel is up to the standards of the person that trusts it to keep them safe on the road or out on the track.
Motegi builds fine wheels. From street applications to on-track support for Ferrari spec racers, a Motegi wheel needs to stand up to serious abuse.
The video above shows what such a wheel needs to go through in order to transform from a thought into a real-world roller.