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Bentley officially revealed the new carbon fibre rim by Bucci Composites

Coming from the Carbon Valley of Emilia Romagna region, the innovative full carbon car wheel that the prestigious British car manufacturer Bentley has presented in recent days for its Bentayga SUV and it is developed by Bucci Composites.

Bentley officially revealed the new carbon fibre rim by Bucci Composites
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The 22” carbon wheel, the largest ever made in carbon, guarantees an innovative design and excellent performance, as well as a weight saving of 6 kg per wheel.

All the benefits of using the ultralight carbon fiber wheel are directly linked to the reduced weight of the wheel: a lighter component design means less rotational inertia, which translates into greater acceleration, shorter braking distance and better vehicle handling.

Furthermore, less un-sprung mass means improved grip between the tyre and road thus ensuring excellent road holding characteristics.

High-Pressure Resin Transfer Moulding (HP-RTM) technology.
High-Pressure Resin Transfer Moulding (HP-RTM) technology.

A further key benefit of the Bucci Composites wheel is the hub-wheel coupling system which allows the wheel to be fixed to the hub in the traditional way, eliminating the risk of wheel bolt torque loss. This assembly system therefore provides all the advantages of a conventional wheel fixing system but with the significant added weight reduction.

The General Manager of Bucci Composites Ing. Andrea Bedeschi was very satisfied:
“We worked closely with Bentley to develop a rim that satisfies both the structural and  aesthetics requirements, excellent technical skills and perseverance have rewarded us.”

We have made large investments – Bedeschi adds – to develop this product, for us it is only the beginning of a development path that will see us present both for activities with the main high-end automotive manufacturers and in the aftermarket sector.

The innovative full carbon car wheel that the prestigious British car manufacturer Bentley has presented for its Bentayga SUV
The innovative full carbon car wheel that the prestigious British car manufacturer Bentley has presented for its Bentayga SUV

 The carbon fibre rim has undergone rigorous testing as part of this process and Bucci Composites is the only manufacturer globally to have passed the new TUV standard (German testing body for the certification of automotive components) for non-metallic rims, a standard that was not in existence when the project started.

Bucci Composites has also invested in new innovative production technology (High Pressure RTM – HP-RTM), which will enable them to continue developing new carbon fibre wheel models for the automotive sector.

More information www.bucci-composites.com