Forgeline Debuts New 18×5.0 inch GS1R Drag Racing “Skinnies” at the 2019 PRI Show
As part of a full-scale embrace of the motorsport drag racing market, Forgeline has introduced 18×5.0 inch one piece forged monoblock GS1R “Skinnies”, at the 2019 PRI Show.
Similar to the original road racing version of the GS1R, the new 18×5.0 inch “Skinny” version of the one piece forged monoblock GS1R is precision-machined from a single forging of proprietary 6061-T6 aluminum alloy. But unlike the original road racing version, the “Skinny” has been re-engineered to be optimized for drag racing applications. This includes not only the narrower width (which necessitates a unique narrow forging), but a full set of revised performance metrics to make the 18×5.0 inch GS1R “Skinny” as lightweight as possible.
In addition to the 18×5.0 inch “Skinny” GS1R’s size and weight advantages, it also retains the exceptional brake clearance of the original GS1R. Which means that recreational straight line racers can maintain the giant front brake kits that came with their sports cars, which allows unprecedented flexibility for a wide range of motorsport endeavors.
“We decided to make a lightweight 18×5 inch Skinny version of our GS1R as complimentary product to our new One Piece Forged Monoblock Single Beadlock wheels,” explains Forgeline president Dave Schardt. “Many of the serious enthusiasts who are willing to invest in a beadlock for the rear are also looking for a skinny for the front. But understandably, they want the convenience and flexibility of a bolt-on/bolt-off solution. So they need that big brake clearance in the front to make it viable.”
Like all Forgeline wheels, the new 18×5.0 inch one piece forged monoblock GS1R “Skinny” is custom made-to-order for each individual customer and each unique vehicle application. So they can be made for most vehicle applications and are available with fully customizable finish options.
Learn more, including pricing, at: https://forgeline.com/wheel/gs1r-skinny
You can see the new GS1R Skinny wheels on display, at the 2019 PRI Show, in Indianapolis, Indiana from December 12-14. Visit the Forgeline booth in the Green Hall, booth #547. Learn more at: https://forgeline.com/latest-news/see-forgeline-at-the-2019-pri-show.html