Continuing with the theme of modified Panameras, the German aftermarket manufacturer Cargraphic has just come out with their own assortment of fashionable light weight wheels for the new four door GT car from Porsche. Offering no less than four distinct designs available in a multitude of sizes and finishes means that Cargraphic has something to suit all kinds of tuner’s tastes, including winter drivers.

Porsche Panamera by Cargraphic
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The Sport rim is a flat 10 spoke three piece wheel with a rather upscale feel to it, this is the perfect option for the Panamera owner who wants to differentiate their ride from the rest of the crowd in a subtle and tasteful manner. The Racing rim uses the traditional BBS mesh style of double spokes is the perfect wheel for the serious tuner who is looking to add both speed and style to their ride, and would compliment a more powerful Panamera quite nicely. For the four door Porsche owner who wants to make his neighbor’s Lamborghini seem tame, Cargraphic’ Model GT and GT-R wheel is a thin split five spoke design that looks like it could have been plucked right out of a Terminator movie.

Porsche Panamera by Cargraphic
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For drivers who will be taking a trio of passengers with them over ice covered mountain passes, Cargraphic makes it possible to keep on riding in style even though your car is shod with winter rubber. A more economical alternative to their forged offerings is the flow form casted aluminum alloy Intra Sport One 19 inch wheel with matching high performance snow tires to ensure that your Porsche looks good no matter what the weather looks like.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

The Panamera is a Porsche without compromise with all the drive, the passion and the polish of the legendary sportscar manufacturer. The body offers space for four, the chassis offers sportscar performance and the wheelarches provide more than enough scope for individual expression. As a Porsche specialist with the highest standards since 1985, Cargraphic now offers a full complement of light metal wheels to suit the most discerning palate. Produced in-house by Cargraphic in Germany to the highest design and manufacturing standards, the wheels range from 19-22“.

Porsche Panamera by Cargraphic
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With classically designed cast wheels with U- and Y-shaped spokes, the Racing (20“) and Sport (21-22“) both provide the perfect balance between elegance and dynamism. As you’d expect from the delicate optics the wheels are exceptionally light, but they are also robust and more than able to carry the load. Both have a reinforced cast alloy inner bed and a polished stainless steel outer rim that enhances the look and protects the inner centre from damage.

The Model GT is rotation-forged and the mass only seems to focus on a few key points like the five muscular double-spokes, which by the way come with an additional crossbeam in the GTR, and their power renders extra unnecessary ballast obsolete. The light metal wheel is available in 20,21 and 22“ and works in perfect optical and technical symbiosis with the Panamera’s big braking assembly. On the backside, the wheel has hidden air pockets to keep the unsprung mass to a bare minimum.

Porsche Panamera by Cargraphic
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So to make a big impression on the street, choose the Porsche Panamera and I-10 (20-22“). The fan spokes are wide and run deep in to the edge of the wheel, so draw the eye in from the first glance. In the polished version the spokes pick up the light in dramatic style and the optional colours can make a big difference, too. Because of the hidden air pockets in the rotation-forged rim centre, the weight is astonishingly low, yet they’re strong and have a protective stainless steel outer rim.

The three-piece forged wheels stand as a true performance of engineering art. Just to make the centre of the wheel out of a slice-shaped blank takes a huge CNC machine 90 minutes. Before the wedding between the outer and inner rims comes the painting ceremony. Here the customer can choose from either painted, even in special colours, or polished with acrylic clear coating.

Porsche Panamera by Cargraphic
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Flow-formed IS One is the perfect winter star

With winter tyres the Panamera rules the streets with an iron grip in the cold spells, too. Cargraphic recommends alongside the model Racing, the more cost-effective, flow-formed, cast aluminium alloy Intra Sport One (IS One) in 19“. The one-piece combined the classic Y- and U-spokes to create a dynamic design that comes with a wide variety of tailoring opportunities through the optional special painting. The light metal wheel comes in silver or black as standard.

In conclusion: Thanks to the exciting light metal wheels of Cargraphic the Panamera has a very appealing look in the summer and can keep its elegant expression throughout the winter.

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Overview of the Cargraphic light metal wheels for the Panamera

 
Racing 20“:   FA. 9,5x20 with 255 or 275 tyre
   RA. 11,0 or 11,5x20 with 295 or 325 tyre

Racing 20“ (Winter): FA. 9,5x20 with 255 tyre
   RA. 10,5x20 with 285 tyre

Sport 21“:   FA. 9,5x21 with 255 or 265 tyre
   RA. 11,0x21 with 295 or 305 tyre

Sport 22“:   FA. 9,0x22 with 265 tyre
   RA. 10,5x22 with 305 tyre

GT+GTR+I-10 20“: FA. 9,5x20 with 255 or 275 tyre
    RA. 11,0 or 11,5x20 with 295 or 325 tyre

GT+GTR+I-10 21“: FA. 9,5x21 with 255 or 265 tyre
   RA. 11,0x21 with 295 or 305 tyre

GT+GTR+I-10 22“: FA. 9,0x22 with 265 tyre
    RA. 10,5x22 with 305 tyre

IS-One 19“ (Winter): FA. 8,5x19 with 255 tyre
 RA. 9,5x19 with 285 tyre

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