LOMA™ Wheels was born out of the relentless pursuit of one man's dream. Mario Radosavljevic arrived in Germany with just 500 bucks in his pocket, determined to start his own company. Despite being an illegal alien with no means to secure a visa, he refused to let adversity stand in his way.
FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING BIG.
From an unwavering determination to create something truly exceptional, in 2008 a brand was born. It was a vision driven by a relentless pursuit of uniqueness and originality, and it laid the foundation for an unparalleled legacy.
In the picture from left to right:
LOMA owner Mario Radosavljevic, Chief Executive Officer of Koenigsegg, Christian von Koenigsegg & Aston Martin Lagonda Director Martin Reichmann.
ALL STARTED WITH A C6 CORVETTE.
Introducing our very first creation - the LOMA C6.BlackforceOne. Unveiled in 2009 at the prestigious German Essen Motorshow, this car was an instant sensation, earning the coveted cover feature of Germany's largest newspaper, BILD ZEITUNG, which boasts a daily readership of 60 million.
In fact, the excitement surrounding our debut was so overwhelming that our website experienced an unprecedented surge of traffic, with over 40 million visitors on the day before the motorshow opening. Although our server couldn't keep up with the demand and commited suicide, we knew that this was just the beginning.
Soon, the buzz surrounding the 798 HP Bi-Turbo LOMA C6.BlackforceOne caught the attention of Top Gear UK, with Jeremy Clarkson himself calling it "the best tuned Corvette ever." It wasn't long before orders started pouring in - 25 cars were sold on the spot!
This was the start of our journey towards greatness, and we're proud to say that it all began with the LOMA C6.BlackforceOne.
Just a year after the groundbreaking debut of our first creation, we unveiled yet another game-changer. Our widebody kit was the world's first of its kind - a kit that could be self-installed by customers with no prior mechanical knowledge. No glueing, grinding, or cutting required; simply exchange the parts and, if desired, easily return the car to its original state.
But that's not all. Our widebody kit was also the first in the automotive after-market tuning industry that was race-ready. The LOMA GT2 WIDEBODY Corvette, with the exact same bodykit, triumphed in the prestigious Sebring race, finishing 16 seconds ahead of the Corvette Z06 in second place.
Innovation was at the heart of everything Mario Radosavljevic did, and his groundbreaking achievements continue to redefine the tuning industry to this day.
THE UNFORESEEABLE TURN OF EVENTS.
At the outset, it was widely believed that a brand can only reach a certain level before it hits its peak. However, our mindset was about to change when General Motors took an interest in our work. They wanted to know more about the European designer who was making waves in the world of Corvette.
We were invited to an exclusive event of the Corvette Racing team, attended by all the well-known tuners in the US. It was there that we witnessed the Corvette Racing team, led by Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, Scott Sharp, and Johannes van Overbeek emerge victorious. They later voted in favor of our LOMA GT2 C6 Corvette Widebody kit, not just for its impeccable looks but also for its superior aerodynamic performance.
Not long after, we received an unexpected request from General Motors. They wanted to create a bespoke Corvette for the legendary Nicolas Cage, and they had their sights set on our expertise. They commissioned a one-of-a-kind set of forged rims to be showcased at the prestigious SEMA show in Las Vegas.
It was a proud moment for us when Cage was thoroughly impressed by our work on the car. In fact, he went on to place more orders with us, sparking a newfound interest in our brand in the glamorous world of Hollywood. This was a defining moment for us, as it marked a new milestone in our journey towards limitless growth and expansion.
At our core, we believe that success is not just about reaching the top, but about setting new standards and pushing boundaries. It is this relentless pursuit of excellence that has propelled us to the forefront of our industry and earned us the respect of some of the most discerning clients in the world.
From there on, our brand took off in Hollywood, setting new benchmarks for growth and expansion. We proved that there are no limits to what a brand can achieve if it is fueled by passion and driven by excellence.
ONE THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS FOR OUR SUCCESS WAS WINNING.
Being a part of the competitive sports industry is no easy feat. Athletes don't show up to simply finish second-best, and the margin for error is almost nonexistent. Establishing trust in such an environment can be a daunting task, and it takes years of perseverance, dedication, and hard work to earn the right to play with the big boys.