The improvements in performance and handling dynamics netted by reduced unsprung weight is a function of lowered translational and rotational inertia; this translates into less energy required for acceleration/deceleration and keeping the tires in contact with the road.
Vitesse AuDessus’s new wheels use prepreg carbon fiber fabric that is hand-laid and autoclave-cured in CNC-milled aluminum moulds, a process shared by Formula 1 race teams and Sweden-based supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg.
Vitesse AuDessus employs this same process for its full range of bespoke carbon fiber exteriors, interiors, components and monocoques.
Aside from Vitesse AuDessus’s bespoke offering, the company also produces a wide range of OEM-spec, one-piece full carbon fiber wheels for all current Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren, Bugatti, Bentley, Aston Martin, Porsche, Mercedes Benz and BMW models.
Retail pricing for OEM wheels starts at $8,875/wheel, while bespoke pricing begins at $10,125/wheel. Price factors include design, dimensions and performance requirements.
All Vitesse AuDessus’s products come with a 5-year warranty against defect or failure and a replacement guarantee. Typical lead time for the company’s one-piece, full carbon fiber wheels is 3-4 weeks.