The German tuning firm Cargraphic isn’t finished celebrating just yet. In an attempt at updating a classic super car with a new set of wheels, the legentary Ferrari 512 TR from the early ’90s can now continue to roll on into the 21st century with a fresh set of mesh 19 inch wheels that would have made Sonny Crockett jealous. Cargraphic guarantees that their new forged wheels will stand up to the thrashing induced by a high revving 390 HP V12 while the new slender spokes work nicely with the Testa Rossa’s thin slats that make up the classic super car’s wild air intakes. The simple addition of a new set of wheels will go a long way towards updating the Ferrari’s iconic 1980s aerodynamic wedge shaped design.
Press release after the jump.
Everybody knows the legendary Ferrari Testarossa from Miami Vice on DVD or from the remake of the arcade hit Outrun. It is an icon of the 1980s and early 1990s, and now the uber Testarossas, the 512 TR and 512 M, can mark themselves apart with a new 19” cast or weight optimized forged wheel upgrade from Cargraphic that can carry the load of this outlandish supercar while trimming the weight.
Yet it won’t cost the earth to revolutionize this classic car: the complete set of 8.5x19” fronts and 11.0x19” rears dressed in 235/35R19 and 305/30R19” Michelin tires respectively costs just €5230 including tax. The classic U and Y-spoke designs that are 100 per cent made in Germany fit the profile of this 440 PS strong and 315km/h fast Italian stallion like a glove. Yet these new larger wheels with a bigger aperture and slender spokes bring the car storming into the new millennium.
The icing on the cake is the centre lock look fastening, which gives the wheel its final frosting of sporting flavour. And the cherry is the choice of colours, as for a small surcharge the Landau tuner paints the standard silver finish in any tone you can imagine. The wheels can match the car, contrast violently or come in a highly polished finished, and then there is the wheel centre that can be polished to a mirror finish, too, or supplied in a lightweight alloy racing look.