Shark Werks GT3 stock wheel VS. HRE P40C comparison.
Our friends over at Shark Werks was contacted by a customer looking for quality lightweight wheels to install on his Porsche GT3. The builders at Shark Werks are always up for a challenge, and finding the best lightweight Porsche wheels seemed like an excellent mission.The decision was made that forged HRE P40C Monoblok wheels where the best choice for this build. As they worked on the GT3, they decided to compare the stock wheels on Porsche's flagship lightweight NA 997 street car with the new forged HRE P40C wheels. This is the story of their findings.
Photography courtesy of Shark Werks
Sharks Werks made quick work to get the Rare Mexico Blue 997 GT3 on the rack and the removal of the stock wheels commenced.
With the tires removed the factory rear wheels came in at 29.7 pounds each:
23.3 pounds for the fronts:
By comparison the lighter rear P40C wheel went on the scales and registered 22.8 pounds making it 6.9 pounds lighter.
The front P40C wheels came in at 19.7 pounds, which is also 3.6 pounds per corner lighter in the front than the factory wheel:
A shot of the factory centerlocks in grey removed:
In their place will go a set of black factory centerlocks to match the satin black finish of the HRE wheels:
With the HRE's now installed there is a total of 21 pounds of reduction in unsprung weight.
To learn more about HRE forged wheels for your 911, call (760) 598-1960 or visit the HRE wheels section online.