After debuting the revolutionary new Carbon+Forged Series wheels, at the 2016 SEMA Show, the team from Forgeline Motorsports returned to our Dayton, Ohio manufacturing facility and focused our attention on working with our advanced composites technology partner, Emergent Carbon Wheels, to ramp up production and begin fulfilling orders. And though the ramp up period took a bit longer than originally hoped (which is not surprising, given the nature of such a new proprietary technology), Forgeline’s new Carbon+Forged Series wheels are now in full production, and almost all sizes of our lightweight carbon fiber barrels are currently in stock and ready to ship.
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.
Not just another pretty wheel, 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. The resulting rim 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.
The first wheels available, from Forgeline's new Carbon+Forged Series, are 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, including the Corvette Z06, Ferrari 458/488, Audi R8, Acura NSX, Lamborghini Huracan/Aventedor, Porsche 918/GT3/GT3RS, as well as Aston Martin, McLaren, Mercedes, and BMW applications.
As of July 2017, orders for all Forgeline Carbon+Forged CF201 and CF202 wheels are now being accepted, and orders are shipping daily, following Forgeline’s usual 4-6 week production schedule. Learn more about the Carbon+Forged Series wheels at: http://www.forgeline.com/main-products/carbonforged-series/