Interested in getting a set of ESE wheels for your vehicle? Check out our list of tested and approved vehicles for our one-piece Carbon wheels.
• 2016-2024 Audi A3 (8V and 8Y) - 5x112/57.1/ET40-50
• 2015-2024 Audi S3 (8V and 8Y) - 5x112/57.1/ET40-50
• 2017-2024 Audi RS3 (8V and 8Y) - 5x112/57.1/ET40
• 2015-2024 Audi TT (8S) - 5x112/57.1/ET50
• 2016-2024 Audi TTS (8S) - 5x112/57.1/ET50
• 2016-2024 Audi TTRS (FV) - 5x112/57.1/ET40
• 2016-2024 Audi S4 (B9) - 5x112/66.5/ET25
• 2017-2022 Honda Civic Type R (FK8) - 5x120/64.1/ET35-45
• 2015-2024 Subaru WRX (VA and VB) - 5x114.3/56.1/ET30
• 2018-2023 Subaru WRX STI (VA) - 5x114.3/56.1/ET30
• 2012-2021 Tesla Model S - 5x120/64.1/ET35
• 2017-2023 Tesla Model 3 - 5x114.3/64.1/ET35
• 2015-2024 VW GTI (MK 7, 7.5, 8) - 5x112/57.1/ET40
• 2019-2024 VW GLI (A7+) - 5x112/57.1/ET40
• 2015-2024 VW Golf R (Mk7, 7.5, 8) - 5x112/57.1/ET40
Years of prototype testing have led to the development of the most technologically advanced wheel ever produced – the E2. Through highly advanced modeling with finite element analysis, ESE’s composite engineering team is able to predict how wheels will react in a plethora of real-world scenarios. Armed with that extensive data, ESE’s wheels are then put through their paces in both the lab and field, with the results being validated for strength, safety and performance. Read the details of the Proving Grounds testing.
The radial impact test assesses the stability of the wheel against severe damage or failure when driving through potholes or over large obstacles. Understanding that streets and highways aren’t always pristine, the E2 wheel has been rigorously tested to endure typical road hazards and proven to outperform comparable steel and aluminum wheels. See the Radial Fatigue Report.
The curb impact test is a crucial test that evaluates the effects of repeated impact against a static surface, simulating a vehicle hitting a curb or other fixed object at a predetermined rate of speed. Even at low speed, curb and wheel contact can generate large impact forces. The E2 carbon fiber wheels are designed and thoroughly tested to resist failure in damaging situations such as curb impacts. See the Curb Impact Report.
The E2 is fully tested and pending certification under SAE J3204, the new composite wheel recommended practice. ESE is working closely with the SAE to help define the standards and set the benchmarks for composite wheels. The E2 carbon fiber wheels from ESE actually exceed the minimum SAE recommendations. Similar to metal wheels, the SAE’s recommendations for composite wheels address durability through various fatigue and impact tests. The SAE also added new requirements to account for environmental effects that are unique to composites.