Zenos E10S on OZ wheels. 1st in the U.S

This Zenos E10s is killer.  With the E10s having a power to weight ratio of 300bhp/t this thing is estimated to have a maximum speed of around 135mph and it will cover 0-60mph in under 4 seconds.  Setup on a double staggered OZ wheels:

  • Front: 16″ Oz Racing Wheels Avantgarde MSW 25 wheels with custom finish sitting on Avon ZZR 195/50R16 tires
  • Rear: 17″ Oz Racing Wheels Avantgarde MSW 25 wheels with custom finish sitting on Avon ZZR 225/45R17 tires

A little marketing blurb from their web site:

“The Zenos E10 has one of the highest power to weight ratios relative to its retail price. It has optimal handling and driving kinematics. The chassis platform is unique with a single piece aluminum extrusion as a spine which goes through the middle of the car and a carbon cockpit that straddles it. The spine provides optimal rigidity and the carbon tub, which is made from re-cycled carbon and which retains 70% of the technical characteristics of continuous layered carbon, is both light and relatively low cost.”

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SSR Wheels 3-Piece Technology: Why should I get three piece wheels?

Why buy a three piece wheel?  Why not buy a one piece wheel.  There are several reason to by a three piece wheel instead of a one piece wheel.  Here is a little bit of SSR Wheels three piece technology explained:

SSR Wheels three piece wheel is made up of an outer rim, inner rim, and center disc.  The inner rim of the wheel is heat treated for strength, using the HTM (Heat Treatment Manufacture) process which allows for the use of a thinner material to save weight. With weight and high strength in mind, each section of the wheel is engineered using separate grades and thickness of aluminum according to its purpose. SSR’s racing heritage and manufacturing innovations have allowed the creation of a 3 piece wheel that is both super lightweight and high in strength.

Having a three piece wheel allows manufacturers like SSR Wheels to offer a wide range of offsets and ensures proper fitment specific to your vehicle.  They typically also have a deeper outer lip (big lip) to give it that impact look of depth.  It also allows for flexibility if you want to change wheel widths down the line.  If you happen to damage the inside or outside rim portion, then your repair bill might not be as costly since you are only replacing a portion of the wheel and not having to completely replace the wheel like a one piece wheel.

One piece wheels are not bad since they are typically lighter and the stronger if it is a quality forged compared to three piece wheels.  Not to be confused with cheap cast wheels.  There are plenty of racing series that only use one piece wheels.  For example Formula 1 wheels are mainly made by BBS, Enkei, O.Z Racing, and Rays aka Volk Racing Wheels.