Named in tribute to Dymag founder Max Boxstrom, the stylish new wheel incorporates all the state-of-the-art design and technical expertise for which the company is renowned.
Today’s launch will be followed up by the 7Y’s first official outing, which takes place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 29- July 2).
Dymag has a long tradition of innovation and technology in motorsport having led the way in wheel design and production for both auto and motorbike racing.
And that’s good news for the owners of performance cars such as the Bugatti Veyron/Chiron, the Lamborghini Aventador/Huracan , Ferrari, Porsche and other leading brands.
The 7Y auto wheel is the latest and most exciting development in Dymag’s long history of innovation – a period that stretches back more than four decades.
Dymag uses CNC machine forged aluminium centrepieces fastened with Titanium fasters to the Dymag BOXSTROM® carbon barrel to ensure a lightweight, highly-durable state-of-the-art wheel.
Dymag’s expert team also worked closely with the UK National Composites Centre to develop the patented BOXSTROM® carbon barrel, ensuring load path optimisation and utilising a sacrificial layer to protect the load path, strengthening the structure of the wheel.
Like its stable mate – the 7X, which was launched at SEMA2016 – the 7Y is typically 40 per cent lighter than standard cast aluminium wheels and 25 per cent lighter than equivalent OEM forged aluminium wheels tested to similar OEM standards. What’s more, the 7Y has between 30-40 per cent lower moment of inertia than aluminium cast and forged wheels.
All of this ensures the driver is given improved performance on acceleration and braking, but also vastly superior road handling.
Furthermore, the 7Y is approved for road use in the EU, USA, Japan and China.
Chris Shelley, Chief Executive of Dymag, said: “Our new BOXSTROM® 7Y Carbon Hybrid Auto Wheel represents continued progress in terms of performance, quality and serviceability.
“Like the 7X, which we successfully launched last year, the 7Y is a product engineered to perform beyond any carbon auto wheel produced before and with a style guaranteed to turn heads.
“We have utilised all the knowledge and experience we have built up over twenty years of making robust high quality carbon composite auto and motorcycle wheels tested to accepted international standards, to produce our lightest, stiffest and strongest carbon wheel to date.
“I’m fully expecting the 7Y will become the must-have accessory for owners of performance supercars. Not only does it look stunning, but it totally enhances the driving experience.”
BOXSTROM® 7Y Carbon Hybrid Auto Wheel is available in sizes: 19 x 8”, 19 x 9”, 20 x 9”, 20 x 9.5”, 20 x 10.5”, 20 x 11”, 20 x 11.5”, 20 x 12”, 21 x 12.5”. Prices are available upon request.