Minilite alloy wheel

A true magnesium wheel, developed for the mini in 1962 by nuclear engineer Derek Power on the basis of experience gathered with magnesium components in nuclear power plants. The Minilite started the boom in alloy wheels

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • alloy wheel — A generic term used to describe any non steel road wheel. The usual alloys are either aluminum or magnesium; the latter material led to the common usage of the term mag wheel, often referring to any non steel wheel. Also see minilite alloy wheel… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • wheel — A circular device, thin in relation to its face area, usually able to rotate about a central axle or pivot, with a durable but elastic rim or with regular teeth cut on the rim and for lightness often supported by spokes joined to the hub instead… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • alloy — A mixture of two or more elements, especially where one is aluminum. Also see aluminum alloy eutectic alloy minilite alloy wheel polymer alloy zinc alloy …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Minilite — A true magnesium wheel, developed for the mini in 1962 by nuclear engineer Derek Power on the basis of experience gathered with magnesium components in nuclear power plants. The Minilite started the boom in alloy wheels …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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