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18" Forged 1 Piece Wheel
Designed with a racing-based name for the first time in seven years, the new NE24 is a wheel that transforms conventional ideas and evokes a feel of "entering a new phase."
The name of this new series consists of "N" deriving from the VOLK RACING Gr.N -the roots of the developed wheel, or Group N, the racing class for stock cars with a minimum level of modifications-and "E," the common initial for the existing series such as TE, CE, and ZE, meaning "evolution."
We never tried to be eccentric but still sought for something new to configure the 2x4 spoke of the NE24. Indeed, in an attempt to create an unconventional geometry, we not only secured sufficient mass at the center area, but also reduced the number of spokes while keeping a necessary volume at the center fastening area and rim joint area. Especially for the outer circumference, we adopted a high-performance design assuming that the wheel is used in combination with a tire with hard specifications.
Making this design feasible essentially required steadily repeated trial and error by RAYS R&D Analytical Team. The skills to give shape to something new were necessary. In addition, using the latest forging technology also helped to achieve the delicate and slight spike. The undercut of the spoke was employed with a further increased level difference. This design is intended to ensure a stereoscopic look even when the narrow size is used.
2x4 spoke design
One design concept for racing wheels is to be lighter and stronger. Efficient improvement requires weight reduction, and then styling and geometry to meet it are created. The overall design of the NE24's 2x4 spoke accepts even the unsophisticated appearance of the hole area. The origin of this design lies in the massive center area whose geometry has been refined through repeated shape modifications and strength analysis.
Design of spoke end & periphery of the rim
The spoke end's irregular triangle element fastened to the rim outer circumference did not come from a single-minded pursuit of reducing weight. This styling has a 'reasonable reason,' as it was developed with expectations for the effects on strength as well as rigidity. Furthermore, the rim flange shape is based on the fairing geometry specifically designed to compensate for the large opening, although a minimum size shape is commonly used.
Under cut & A.M.T. machining
The undercut between the spoke end and the rim outer circumference is configured by hollowing the surface at the first step and inclining at a sharp angle at the second step. This design is intended to obtain a contrasting and stereoscopic visual effect even when the narrow size is used with a high inset value. RAYS proprietary A.M.T. machining is added to the design. The engraved letters, which may look trifle at first glance, is a result of our engineering technologies.
- - Method: Forged 1pc Wheel
- - RAYS original test: JWL+R Spec2
- - Included: Air Valve
- - Finishes: Shining Black Metal (HM) / Matte Gun Black (MT)
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