DAYTON, Ohio — Forgeline Motorsports has started fulfilling orders for its hybrid carbon fiber/alloy Carbon+Forged Series wheels after a nine-month ramp-up period at its Dayton wheel factory.
Launched at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, the Carbon+Forged Series wheel combines CNC-machined forged aluminum centers with carbon fiber barrels provided by Emergent Carbon Wheels for a custom wheel that's 42-percent lighter than its aluminum equivalent.
"The positive reaction to the Carbon+Forged wheel prototype at SEMA was incredible," Forgeline President David Schardt said.
"We worked really hard to bring this to market, and we are proud of the strength and performance of these wheels. Our Carbon+Forged wheels are great to look at and are an exclusive model for our customers who want to set themselves apart from everyone else."
Forgeline claims the hybrid wheel design yields improvements to acceleration, braking, cornering traction, ride quality, NVH (noise, vibration and harshness), driver/passenger comfort and fuel economy because the product's weight reduction is focused on the wheel's critical outer perimeter where it has the greatest reduction in unwanted inertia.