Porsche announced this week that they have created the world’s first braided wheel. Having seen the advantages braiding can add to a wire harness we are excited to see this new use for a great technology. Porsche has successfully created a wheel that is 20 times stronger and 20% lighter. This is a great formula in any performance scenario and should prove to be a big factor on the track. Currently these wheels are an option on the top of the line Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. At nearly 18 thousand us dollars for a set of four these wheels are not likely to be within reach of mere mortals for several generations but it is exciting to know that a manufacturer such as Porsche is pushing into new uncharted territory in this way.