Few things captivate the imagination of a true gearhead more than watching a crew member zing off a center locking wheel nut during a pit stop. Just about every guy dreams of jumping the wall with one of those monster air guns and blasting his way through a tire change. This obsession goes way back to the early days of racing, when wheels were beaten on and off with a heavy mallet. Too cool.
With a long and storied racing history, Porsche obviously understands how cool this is and have developed the new RS Spyder rim for modern 911 Turbo models. Based on the same design as used on the RS Spyder race cars, these unique spoked wheels use a cartridge system to keep things locked in place.
These rims can be purchased for existing 911 Turbo models and will be available as an option beginning in January 2009.
See more images and read the Porsche press release after the break