HRE offers updated Vintage series of supercars

It is a case of ‘old wine in new bottles’ that HRE has up its sleeve when they offer their new line of Vintage Series. Up to date trims will be added to age old cars by the creative team at HRE Performance Wheels.

The 1988 Ferrari F40 and Leica M5 will see new designs with the latest of 3 piece forged wheel technology that is sure to appeal to customers who would want a little bit of the old along with something new and modern. Speaking of this revamping of vintage designs, Mr. Alan Peltier, President of HRE Wheels said that cars of the 70s and 80s had character and it is this that needs to be captured and fitted with modern fittings that will appeal to car lovers of today.

The company will be recreating the vintage cars but offering the latest in technology which will be seen in three models being brought out by HRE. The vintage series will be reengineered and will be specifically designed to appeal to customers who are on the lookout for classic designs with modern engineering.

Press Release

ORIGINAL COOL: HRE Unveils Vintage, Iconic Wheel Designs Reimagined and Engineered for Today’s Modern Super Cars

San Diego, Calif. (February 2012) – The creative team at HRE Performance Wheels understands that certain items share a timeless beauty that grows with age; for example the original Gibson Les Paul Custom, a 1988 Ferrari F40 and the Leica M5. While some designs merely grow older, others grow cooler. With that in mind, HRE is proud to offer a sneak peek of its Vintage Series – three designs from the brand’s 34-year history, completely re-engineered with modern 3-piece forged wheel technology for today’s sports and super cars.

“The process of recreating vintage designs that captured the style and essence of the originals was very exciting and challenging for all of us at HRE,” said HRE Wheels President Alan Peltier. “These designs take us all back to the ’70’s and ’80’s when we were kids falling in love with exotics for the first time and truly becoming car lovers. Capturing all the character and magic of these designs, while ensuring they fit modern super cars and met our current engineering standards, made the project tougher than simply creating replicas of the original cast wheels. We found inspiration in those original designs but created wheels that reflect the HRE of today; wheels that are truly inspired.”

All three models available in HRE’s Vintage Series have been reengineered with modern FEA analysis for maximum strength, machined from aerospace-grade forged alloy and hand-finished to every customer’s exact specifications. Models available include the 454 (classic Italian style five-window), the 501 (mesh lace) and the 505 (thick five spoke) in 18 through 20 inch diameters and widths ranging from 7 to 14 inches. Nearly unlimited finish options are available, from classic gold, bronze and polished centers and rims to hand-brushing and custom tinted colors.

This series is specifically designed for customers looking for a classic design backed by modern engineering. Popular applications could include the BMW 1M and M3, Porsche 997 and 991, a variety of current Ferrari and Lamborghini models and other popular European, Japanese and domestic sports and luxury cars.

All HRE wheels are engineered to minimize unsprung mass and rotational inertia for optimal performance. Each wheel is built-to-order for the ultimate custom-tailored wheel buying experience, and HRE’s international network of dealers offer the concierge level service one would expect from a top luxury-lifestyle brand.

About HRE Performance Wheels:
HRE designs, engineers and manufactures 3-piece and 1-piece forged aluminum alloy wheels for Racing, Performance & Luxury cars and SUV’s in their San Diego, California-based, TÜV-approved facility. HRE’s built-to-order wheel sets offer a customized choice of offsets, widths and finishes, resulting in a uniquely personal style and performance solution for each customer’s application. HRE wheels are sold through select high-end car dealerships, specialty retailers and performance companies worldwide. For more information, visit or call an HRE wheel expert at (760) 598-1960.