THE OZ HYPERGT HLT WILL INJECT GT3 RACING SPIRIT INTO YOUR DAILY DRIVE.
Wheels, like footwear, are often chosen for aesthetic reasons. But for serious enthusiasts, appearance isn’t the only factor considered.
Just like how a specially designed pair of shoes meant for an intended activity can improve performance and prevent injury, a well-designed and properly engineered set of wheels will help you get the most performance out of your car.
OZ has perfected the art and science of wheel design and its new wheel, the HyperGT HLT, epitomises this combination of aesthetics and performance. It is a culmination of OZ’s wealth of experience in GT3 racing, and it heralds an innovative approach to alloy rims.
SUBSTANCE MEETS STYLE
Harnessing engineering expertise accumulated over decades, and imbued with groundbreaking technological solutions derived from motorsport, the HyperGT HLT delivers an impeccable balance between light weight, rigidity and durability.
Performance is a function of lightness, stiffness and strength, a series of parameters that allow the wheel to perform at its highest level. Lightness improves handling, stiffness makes the wheel more reactive, while strength enables it to resist mechanical stresses.
In order to attain the top performance that only a wheel such as the HyperGT HLT can accomplish, all three elements must be precisely and perfectly balanced. It is the same in racing, where a podium finish can only be achieved when the forces of man, machine and nature come together flawlessly.
The HyperGT HLT’s 10-spoke design presents the ideal solution for better force and weight distribution. The spokes spread out into a sickle shape on the reinforced outer lip, becoming an integral part of the racing wheel, strengthening it to enhance the aerodynamics and increase rigidity.
Rose markings give the HyperGT HLT its unique characteristic. These central engravings, derived from the GT3 and LMP1 racing series, achieve further weight reduction by removing excess material.
Similarly, the sides of the spokes are side-cut to remove superfluous material. But apart from reducing weight, this is done for greater torsional rigidity while retaining the ability to cope with stress.
Another LMP1 racing inspiration is the HyperGT HLT’s inner rim well, which has been engineered to maximise cornering speed by providing utmost rigidity and stability to prevent traction and camber loss.
At the heart of the HyperGT HLT wheel is OZ’s High Light Technology (HLT) that brings all these features together.
OZ’s exclusive HLT process tremendously improves the mechanical characteristics of the wheel and achieves the right balance between weight reduction and structural strength. The HyperGT HLT is made in Italy, TUV-certified and is in the process of NAD homologation, to ensure safety and quality standards.
An astute investment in a proper set of wheels such as the HyperGT HLT will also deliver benefits such as better steering feel and improved handling. As always, when larger and wider wheels are complemented with the appropriate tyres, the overall effect will be even more discernible.
The HyperGT HLT is available in 17-inch to 20-inch sizes and comes in a new Star Graphite finish that further enhances its aesthetic appeal. And for a limited time only, customers will get a free OZ Style 71 t-shirt with every set of OZ wheels purchased.
OZ Wheels are available at authorised workshops island-wide. YHI Corporation (S) Pte Ltd is the exclusive distributor for OZ Racing wheels in Singapore. Follow YHI Singapore on Facebook (http://facebook.com/yhisingapore/) for more details.