Lotus confirm at some point (not soon) they will be expanding the range of factory spec wheels

What would you choose for your second set?


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I really like the stuff from Braid. These would be interesting options on the Emira and they already build Lotus-fitment wheels for various distributors and specialists, including Komo-Tec. Not cheap, but they are already a well-known wheel manufacturer for the Lotus market and the product is known to be high quality. The Braid Forged Seven+ and Forged I are both high on my list, but are expensive:


Another option that would be a custom build but a very interesting product are the forged monoblock wheels from Complete Custom Wheel (CCW) in the US. I've used their products a number of times for customer vehicles many years ago when I was in the motorsport industry. An exceptional product that is entirely build-to-order, like a fitted suit. They would be able to exactly match the Lotus offsets and fitment, and offer a huge range of specific finishes including "matte race gold" and several different bronze colors, all of which look really excellent on a serious sports car. I wish they were more affordable, but that's the regular story on any high end custom wheel. To achieve low cost with a high quality product they need to be made in very high volume, which is difficult with a brand like Lotus.

For those who are racing in earnest or expect to hit a lot of road debris (if you live in an area with bad pavement like mine!) the two-piece and three-piece wheels can pay for themselves over time by allowing the ordering and replacement of just the damaged rim section. I had several customers save a ton of money over years of club racing with the SCCA and NASA by swapping out the rim barrel after incidental contact or track damage. The chrome steel rim attachment bolts can be ordered in matching powdercoat finish to "hide" them on the wheel, particularly in darker colors.
 

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I like the forged wheel design.. I just wish there were more colors available. Especially a gunmetal or bronze. I ordered diamond cut, but plan to powdercoat them hyper black to match my GTI's wheels.

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