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History behind the design

BBS was founded in 1970 by Heinrich Baumgartner and Klaus Brand in Schiltach in the Black Forest. The company name is an acronym for Baumgartner Brand Schiltach. Plastic auto body parts were initially manufactured at the plant until 1972, when an innovative three-piece motorsports wheel was designed there. This strongly positioned the company in the motorsports sector. The company continued to expand steadily. Shortly thereafter the first foreign subsidiary was established in France, the three-piece wheels were launched for the retrofit market, and sales on the aftermarket boomed. As a result of these positive developments, BBS went public in 1980, operating under the name BBS Kraftfahrzeugtechnik AG. After three further years, the subsidiaries in Japan and the USA were established, along with the opening of a branch in Italy. (source: bbs.com)

Three-piece wheel design revolution

Back in the 1972, BBS started their three-piece wheel era. It was a ground-breaking component in racing environment these days. Later, along with the RS, BBS introduced the "turbofans" - a brake cooling solution, which gained huge attention in motorsport world. BBS has engineered the Air Inside Technology (AIT) where hollow chambers are created within the wheel structure to compensate for the small air volume in modern ultra-low-profile tyres, reduce unsprung weight, improve handling dynamics, and increase fuel efficiency without sacrificing strength and rigidity. This is what you should think about before buying a piece of replica wheels. It is not just REAL, cool-looking three-piece wheel. It has huge engineering and effort put behind it.

The final product

All of our designs are vector-based, because we seek to achieve best overall quality. Petrol Passion is trying to only use eco-friendly materials when producing and shipping products around the world - each reuse of a material significantly reduces its carbon footprint. We have done it without any cost to your experience - every customer gets personalized gift packaging and note. Not just design, but sustainability. For the clothing, we print on comfortable tee shirts and sweatshirts using consistent DTG technology.

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