Genuine Fuchs wheels have been the lightweight sports rim of choice on Porsche 911 since the 1960s. Fuchs recently started making forged anodised rims for newer Porsches, but it’s not easy to get pictures of the wheels on interesting cars!
That situation improved today, with some pics from JZM Porsche in Hertfordshire of a beautiful Porsche 996 Turbo S they have just sold, where the owner also bought a set of Fuchs for it.
This Turbo S is a peach: 2005 with just 23,000 miles and full Porsche history. Slate Grey paint, ceramic brakes, full leather: perhaps the perfect 996 Turbo. Were it not for the spotless Speed Yellow X50 996 Turbo sitting alongside it, also waiting to be handed over to a new owner today, the Slate Grey S would be a no-brainer Ferdinand company car.
Bigger blowers and intercooler, combined with a remap give the Turbo S 30bhp more power than a standard 996 TT. Torque is up to 474 lb/ft and the car will do 191 miles an hour.
Intelligent four wheel-drive and ceramic brakes make the six-speed manual Turbo S a driver’s favourite. Adding these 19″ Fuchs not only looks good, it also drops the sidewall profile of the tyres and adds a bit more footprint, a combination sure to add traction and perhaps a hint more firmness, without being crashy.
The Fuchs wheels on this Porsche 996 Turbo are 8.5 and 11-inch by 19-inch diameter, with 235/35 front and 290/30 ZR 19 rear tyres. These wheels are finished with black centres, but an RSR finish is also available. See the full range of genuine Fuchs wheels on the JZM Porsche tuning shop website (Jonas and Steve are the UK Fuchs distributors).