Forgeline Carbon+Forged Wheels Win Prestigious SEMA Global Media Award
Forgeline Motorsports — in a partnership with EMERGENT™ Carbon Wheels — has developed a lightweight and ultra-strong two-piece carbon fiber and forged aluminum wheel. Bringing together Forgeline’s weight-optimized CNC-machined forged aluminum centers and marrying it with Emergent’s revolutionary proprietary carbon fiber barrels, the company’s new made-to-order Carbon+Forged wheels are designed to be stylish and deliver 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).
Forgeline Carbon+Forged wheels are engineered to set entirely new standards of appearance and performance. The super lightweight carbon fiber barrels utilize a high-density carbon fiber bundle, high-clarity resin system, and unusually large carbon weave pattern to create a rim that is attractive and visually distinctive. As an example, the 20 x 9 Carbon+Forged Series wheel weighs 16.5 pounds. The weight reduction comes from the carbon rim that is 42% lighter than its aluminum equivalent, delivering a weight reduction to the wheel’s most critical 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’s 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.
This technological achievement was recognized by an international panel of 34 judges from 19 countries that reviewed nearly 3,000 new products introduced at the 2016 SEMA Show. Selecting the products that they felt would resonate and appeal most to consumers, in their home countries, Forgeline’s new model line of Carbon+Forged wheels won a Global Media Award from this esteemed panel of judges.
Available in 20- and 21-inch diameters, the Carbon+Forged wheels are available in sizes that will fit modern sports cars like the Audi R8, Acura NSX, Z06 Corvette, Ferrari 458/488, Lamborghini Huracán/Aventador, Porsche 918/GT3/GT3RS as well as Aston Martin, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz and BMW models.
About Forgeline Motorsports
Forgeline Motorsports is a privately-owned manufacturing company with a global base of customers that include renowned specialty vehicle builders, professional racing teams, and enthusiast owners of exclusive sports cars and muscle cars. For over 20 years, the company has applied its racing experience and passion for motorsports to designing and building wheels that can withstand the extreme demands of sports car racing. With an unwavering commitment to strength and safety, Forgeline has earned a spot on some of the world’s fastest racecars, including those in IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, Trans Am, and virtually every amateur racing series in America. Learn more at forgeline.com or 1-800-886-0093.