The Borrani R1-257 was designed in the 50s. The original drawings from the archive are dated 17th of September 1954 with the design noted as the CABO series RD3099.
The wheel was re-named the following year to coincide with the release of the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta. In 1956 the “Turbo Sport” wheel was priced at 12,000 Lire compared to the 7,000 Lire for a standard steel wheel.
This true Borrani re-release has been manufactured using the original Borrani drawings. This offers to every Giulietta enthusiast a sporty and elegant alternative to the standard steel disc wheel.
The bolt-on R1-257 4.50″x15″ “Turbo Sport” uses the original Alfa Romeo hub cap while the “Turbo Sprint” series uses the Rudge centre-lock system, being held on by a two or three eared spinner. Borrani can offer a full transform kit to allow the fitment of centre lock wheels to cars currently using bolt-on wheels.
The Turbo wheel is supplied as standard with a light alloy rim and a silver painted centre but is also available, upon request, with a 5″ or 5.50″ wide rim and custom colors.
The Borrani Bimetal wheel, as well as being used on custom and sporting Alfa Romeo Giuliettas, can give an elegant touch to all cars thanks to our high polished light alloy rim.
The R1-257 has a 4.50”x15” rim, ET 38 mm and 4 x 4.25” bolt pattern, and it is available with Borrani silver painted centre and polished alloy rim as standard finish. This wheel is suitable for every model of Giulia and Giulietta with both disc or drum brakes.
– IMPORTANT – The “Turbo Sprint” centre-lock wheel is supplied with integral Rudge type splined front hubs, the installation of these will require complete disassembly of the front brake system.
Are you curious to find out more about the history of CABO and Turbo wheels? Check out our Disc Wheels section!
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