CLEVELAND -Alcoa Wheel Products, a Cleveland, Ohio-based business unit of Alcoa, today announced an exclusive supplier agreement to provide all wheels for the super-exotic Lamborghini Murcielago Reventon.
Lamborghini looked to Alcoa Wheels to provide specialty wheels with quick to market processes for this truly exotic vehicle. With a limited production run for worldwide consumption, Lamborghini required flexibility of manufacturing expertise to develop a unique wheel to compliment the unique appearance and performance of the ultra-exclusive Murcielago Reventon.
Alcoa will supply directional-specific 18"x9" front and 18"x13" rear wheels forged from one piece of 6061-T6 aluminum. Each wheel undergoes extensive machining and finishing resulting in unique styling, lightweight construction and unmatched strength and durability. The wheel is also engraved with "Alcoa Forged" to identify the wheel manufacturer and production method.
All wheels are finish coated in Lamborghini Bright Black and fitted with carbon fiber "winglets" adding to the design of the wheel and complementing the overall appearance of the vehicle.
The special edition Lamborghini Murcielago Reventon launched at the 2007 IAA Frankfurt Auto Show on September 11, 2007, and is scheduled to later appear at the Tokyo Auto Show in October.
"The new Lamborghini Murcielago Reventon is anticipated to be one of the most exclusive performance vehicles ever produced," stated David Yates, Marketing Manager - Europe, Alcoa Wheel Products. "This is Alcoa's first wheel program with Lamborghini. The Alcoa Wheels team worked closely with Lamborghini to provide our premium wheel production system and methods and is proud to supply an optimal wheel for such an exclusive vehicle."
About Alcoa Wheel Products
Alcoa Wheel Products is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and employs more than 3,000 associates in seven locations globally. The Alcoa business unit manufactures cast and forged aluminum wheels for the heavy truck, automotive, and motorcycle industries.
Alcoa is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components including flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, structures and building systems. The company has 116,000 employees in 44 countries and has been named one of the top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com