7 New Wheels at SEMA 2016
The engineering team at Forgeline has worked VERY hard, over the past few months, to complete seven brand new wheel designs that will make their public debut at the 2016 SEMA Show, November 1-4, in Las Vegas, NV. These latest designs represent a broad range of styles and applications, while remaining focused on Forgeline’s deeply-rooted commitment to motorsport and performance engineering.
Forgeline has added three new models to the incredibly popular One Piece Forged Monoblock Series, including the brand new CV1, VX1-6, and VX1-Truck. Our handsome CV1 is a one piece forged monoblock version of our extremely popular three piece CV3C, featuring a muscular concave tapered 7-spoke design. The new 6-lug VX1-6 (conceived specifically for Dodge Viper applications) is based upon our original 5-lug VX1 and continues the exciting evolution in Forgeline monoblock styling with a dramatic Y-six spoke design, long spokes that wrap around the lug holes, striking sharp angles, deep concave profile, and radically-chamfered outer edge. And the VX1-Truck, designed specifically for 6-lug truck and SUV applications, finally provides performance-minded truck and SUV owners with a wheel option that is engineered to be lightweight while simultaneously delivering minimal deflection, excellent fatigue strength, and larger 6-lug fitments.
The latest addition to our Competition Series is the exciting one piece forged monoblock VX1R. Engineered for those who like the look of our popular VX1 but need a load rating that is suitable for dedicated track duty, the VX1R is a full track-ready competition wheel equal in weight and strength to our famous GA1R and GS1R Competition Series wheels. It features a sharp Y-spoke design (with long spokes that wrap around the lug holes), striking sharp angles, deep concave profile, and chamfered outer edge.
The only new three piece wheel to make the 2016 lineup is the new Heritage Series FL500. The Forgeline FL500 pays homage to the classic Magnum 500 wheel, but unlike its predecessor, the FL500 is a modern 3-piece wheel that is manufactured from fully-forged 6061-T6 aluminum centers using the latest engineering and manufacturing technology. A traditional five-spoke design with inverted tapered spokes, the FL500 evokes a very traditional old-school muscle car character while delivering modern technology and performance.
And perhaps the most game-changing announcement of the 2016 SEMA Show is the introduction of the new Forgeline Carbon+Forged Series. After nearly 25 years of building the industry’s most admired high-tech performance and racing wheels, Forgeline has taken another technological leap forward by establishing an exciting new partnership with EMERGENT™ Carbon Wheels to create the entirely new line of Carbon+Forged two-piece carbon fiber/forged aluminum ultra-high performance wheels! Utilizing weight-optimized CNC-machined forged aluminum centers combined with Emergent’s revolutionary proprietary carbon fiber barrels, Forgeline’s new made-to-order Carbon+Forged wheels deliver the ultimate in technological advancement, exclusive styling, and unparalleled lightweight performance. The first wheels to be released from Forgeline’s new Carbon+Forged Series will be the lightweight racing-inspired CF201 (featuring a five V-spoke design and aggressive I-beam machining details) and the stylish CF202 (featuring a very unique directional sculpted angular spoke design). They are available in 20 and 21-inch fitments, each uniquely engineered for exclusive modern sport and luxury vehicles, and full production and delivery is tentatively expected to commence, in the first quarter of 2017.
We are very proud to share these latest designs at the 2016 SEMA Show. Though 2016 has been a record-breaking year for Forgeline, we remain committed to continually creating fresh designs, leveraging new technology, and responding quickly to dynamic market opportunities. We THANK YOU for your support, and we look forward to seeing you, in Las Vegas!