From the rally courses to the road – this is the direction ATS has gone with its new STREETRALLYE alloy wheel. A brand new model, exclusively designed for Mini cars, which is available in 17" and 18" dimensions.
Bad Dürkheim, November 2011: The partnership between ATS and the works Mini team in the World Rally Championship is now also bearing fruit for normal road cars. With the STREETRALLYE, unveiled for the first time at the Essen Motorshow, ATS is transferring motorsport technology to road cars. The 4- and 5-hole connection alloy wheel is practically identical to the RT motorsport wheel developed by ATS which is used by the Prodrive WRC Minis on asphalt rally courses. This doesn't just mean that the STREETRALLYE has been given a typical rallying finish in rally white, but also that the manufacturing technology used to produce it and the design itself are pretty much the same as the WRC wheels. The wheel has narrow spokes designed to be as stable as possible combined with a new rim well designed according to the latest findings – and all that in two different dimensions: 7.0 x 17" and 7.5 x 18".
Image 1: The ATS STREETRALLYE wheel specially designed for Mini vehicles with 4- and 5-hole connection is available in the following dimensions:
7,0 x 17
7,5 x 18
With the two dimensions on offer, ATS is not just fulfilling the requirements of current Mini owners: The 17" and 18" variations of the STREETRALLYE have been developed for both generations of the New Mini.
The ATS STREETRALLYE in 7.0 x 17" is available with a rim offset of 45, whilst the 7.5 x 18" wheel has a rim offset of 48. The recommended retail price for the 17" wheel is € 190 and € 228 for the 18" wheel including VAT. ATS offers a 5-year guarantee with both of the dimensions. The ATS STREETRALLYE is available for Mini models with 4- and 5-hole connections from all good specialist retailers.
After a successful test season in 2011 where Dani Sordo – driver of the works Mini WRC – even managed to record a couple of podium finishes, the partnership between ATS Motorsport and the works Mini team Prodrive will naturally continue into another year. The clear objective of the partnership between ATS and Prodrive is that first victory in the World Rally Championship against the experienced competitors.
Image 2: The Mini WRC with ATS motorsport wheels in amongst the vineyards at the Rallye Deutschland where works driver Dani Sordo managed a magnificent third place.
Photo: MINI Motorsport