New Carbon+Forged CF205
Ever since launching our groundbreaking Carbon+Forged Series wheels, at the 2016 SEMA Show, we’ve been repeatedly recognized for our willingness to innovate through technological advancements and pursue new thresholds of performance. But we knew that we could achieve even more. Because our lightweight carbon fiber barrels are over 42% lighter than their aluminum equivalent, we envisioned combining the lightweight barrels with a specially-engineered precision-machined forged aluminum center that was also designed to significantly minimize weight.
Today, we introduce the result of our vision: Our new Carbon+Forged CF205. By combining our carbon fiber barrel with a specially-engineered lightweight forged aluminum center that features an open-lug hub design, I-beamed spokes, and carefully-located weight-saving pockets, the CF205 becomes the lightest wheel that we have ever manufactured. In fact, a 20×9.0 inch CF205 weighs only 16 pounds!
The ultra-lightweight Carbon+Forged CF205 wheel combines a weight-optimized CNC-machined forged aluminum center with our revolutionary proprietary carbon fiber barrel to deliver the ultimate in technological advancement, exclusive styling, and unparalleled performance. The CF205 takes advantage of it’s carbon fiber barrel with a lightweight racing-inspired ten spoke forged aluminum center design, open-lug hub, and aggressive I-beam machining details to yield a wheel with absolutely impressive performance metrics: very low static mass, very low rotational inertia, minimal deflection, and excellent fatigue strength!
The CF205’s super-lightweight carbon fiber barrel utilizes a high-density carbon fiber bundle, high-clarity resin system, and large carbon weave to create an attractive and visually distinctive rim that is 42% lighter than its aluminum equivalent, delivering a significant weight reduction to the wheel’s outer perimeter, where it has the greatest reduction in unwanted inertia and yields real-world improvements to acceleration, braking, cornering traction, ride quality, NVH (noise, vibration, & harshness), driver/passenger comfort, and fuel economy.
Forgeline Carbon+Forged carbon fiber barrels are also engineered and tested to deliver industry-leading levels of fatigue strength, impact/damage resistance, and deflection stiffness. Tested by an independent automotive industry laboratory, they have proven to be incredibly strong and robust, exceeding all existing SAE and TUV test specifications and surpassing the AK-LH 08 Radial Impact Test standard.
The CF205 is available in 20 and 21-inch fitments, each uniquely engineered for modern exotic sport and luxury vehicle applications. And like any Forgeline wheel, the CF205’s forged aluminum center is available in the full array of customizable finish options.
Learn more about the CF205 (including sizes & pricing) at: https://www.forgeline.com/wheel/cf205/