Total 911’s top seven Porsche 911 wheels of all time

A good set of wheels can turn an average car into something a bit special. A great set of wheels can transform a car into something legendary. The Porsche 911 often sits in the second camp when it comes to wheel design.

Across 51 years, the various Porsche 911s have sat on a range of iconic rims but we’ve whittled it down to just seven of the best alloy wheels designs Zuffenhausen has fitted to their iconic sports car:

7) Porsche 993 ‘Turbo Twist’ wheels
Turbo Twist wheels

Never has a curved spoke design looked so cool. It imbued the Porsche 993 Turbo with a sense of motion even when stationary, and proved a popular option on Carrera S and Carrera 4S 911s during the mid-Nineties.

6) Carrera S III wheels
Carrera S III wheels

The latest iteration of the venerable Carrera S alloys is truly beautiful, with its long, thin spokes. At a diameter of 20-inches they’re one of the largest wheels ever fitted to a 911 but they match the ‘Special’ character of the 991 Carrera S perfectly.

5) Cup Speedline split-rim wheels
Cup Speedline Split-Rim wheels

Split-rim wheels aren’t to everyone’s taste but, these 18-inch numbers from Speedline finished off the Porsche 993 Carrera RS’s already flamboyant aesthetic. They were also seen on both guises of the 964 Turbo (as an option).

4) 997 GT3 Gen2 wheels
997 GT3 Gen2 wheels

It’s hard to go wrong with centre-lock wheels, especially when they’re fitted to a Porsche 911 GT3. The motorsport-derived, single-nut wheel fitted to the 997 GT3 Gen2 had the optimum mix of elegance and aggressiveness.

3) Fuchs ‘Five Leaf’ wheels
Fuchs Five Leaf alloys

No list of the top Porsche 911 wheels would be complete without the most iconic alloy wheels every placed on a production car (they were also the first). Fitted to pretty much every 911 from 1966 to 1989, it would’ve been too easy to put the Fuchs at number one.

2) Cup 1 wheels
Porsche Cup 1 wheels

Five large, straight, spokes, with a slight outward curve. It doesn’t sound appealing but the Porsche 964 RS’s Cup 1 rims (first used in the Carrera Cup) have stood the test of time and still look awesome today, whether on a 964 C2 or a 964 RS.

1) RS Spyder wheels
RS Spyder wheels

This wheel design first seen on Porsche’s mid-2000s LMP2 car before becoming the first centre-lock fitted to a 911 when they were offered as standard on the Porsche 997 Turbo S. Perfect from every angle, we prefer them in the silver of the Turbo S, rather than the black of the 997 Carrera GTS.

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