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Ultra light carbon wheels come stateside

The world's lightest carbon fiber/magnesuium street wheels are now available in the United States. Rennworx will distribute the wheels -- developed by developed by Dymag in the UK -- in America starting immediately. Each carbon fiber rim is fabricated using a solid metal mold which ensures they are made to a close tolerance. Lightweight wheels significantly reduce the moment of inertia and drastically cut the amount of power required to turn the wheel. The Dymag carbon wheels weigh about 13.23 lbs (other documents say 14lbs) each, according to the company. Consider that a standard Porsche 18" wheel weighs about 30.86lbs. That means a stock Porsche could lose 70.55 lbs by switching to Dymag wheels. Full image after the jump...