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HRE Wheels Brings Back The Classics



HRE Classic Style 301 NSX

HRE Wheels has been a leader in the three-piece motorsports and street performance wheel market for over three decades. Having spent quite a bit of time in the sports car world, I’m no stranger to HRE’s, having seen them mounted on everything from Porsches to Ferrari’s and everything in between. While I’ve always wanted a set for my own car, my bank account was never quite up to the task.

Wheels and vehicles have evolved since HRE’s start more than 30 years ago, but enthusiasts are still in love with many of the retro styles seen on legendary sports cars from the past. So HRE has taken a look back at its history and picked five styles to refresh with a modern twist. This “Classic Series” line brings back three-piece wheel styles that started it all, finding inspiration in iconic sports cars like the Ferrari 512TR, the 964 Porsche 911, BMW’s E36 M3, the Acura NSX and even German wagons like the W124 E-Class.

HRE Classic Style 300 M3

The new Classic line debuts with five new styles including the 300 mesh, the 301 split-9-spoke, the 303 13-spoke, the 305 5-spoke and the 309 19-spoke. The Classic line is available in diameters ranging from 18 to 22 inches and widths range from 7 to 14 inches.

Features include a modern conical profile with clean and simple spoke designs that highlight the style of wheels and cars before the modern era of automation and electronics took over. This simplicity in the designs also allows HRE to offer these wheels at prices that are significantly lower than their more complex designs.

HRE Wheels - Classic Series

“Every day we get requests from customers who try to buy our older styles,” said HRE President Alan Peltier. “Redesigning those styles with a more modern profile and with current engineering specifications maintains each design’s original feel, complementing sports and supercars from yesterday, while meeting the demands of the much higher performance levels of today. Everyone at HRE had a car they fell in love with in the ‘90s and the Classic Series is right at home on everything from a Ferrari 512TR to a 458 Italia.”

Now if you’re like me and getting a set of HRE’s is still too rich for your blood, you can live vicariously through Forza Horizons 2, which lets you put 26 new HRE wheels on your virtual ride. And who knows, maybe one day you can make that Forza ride of yours a reality, HRE wheels and all!

HRE Classic Style 303 911

All HRE wheels are engineered to minimize unsprung mass and rotational inertia for optimal acceleration, handling and braking performance. Each wheel is built-to-order and there are nearly infinite fitment, color and finish options available for the ultimate custom-tailored wheel buying experience. For more information, visit or call an HRE wheel expert at (760) 598-1960.

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, the definitive men's lifestyle blog, and he's one of the biggest car enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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