DAYTON, Ohio — Forgeline Motorsports L.L.C. has expanded its portfolio with three new retro style designs.
The company's new retro designs are:
JO3C: A five-spoke wheel inspired by the vintage Chevrolet SS design of the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was developed originally for country singer James Otto's personal pro-touring Chevelle. The lineup includes 18-, 19- and 20-inch sizes.
NT3C: A lightweight, open-lug design inspired by five-spoke designs popularized in the 1980s. Forgeline teamed up with Neil Tjin, of Tjin Edition RoadShow, to create the bronze wheel, which is on Mr. Tjin's customized Ford Mustang in the Ford Motor Co. display.
LS3C: A three-piece design that updates Forgeline's LS mesh wheel from the 1990s. The latest materials, engineering and machining technologies modernize the design, while retaining the classic style popular on Porsches, BMWs and other European sports cars.
Forgeline said the products are available in virtually unlimited backspacing and color options for every vehicle.
David Schardt, Forgeline Motorsports president, said the styles were created "to provide homage to the classic wheels of the past, utilizing today's materials and manufacturing that make them lighter and stronger. And with our sizing, color and powder coating capabilities, there are no compromises when it comes to selecting a wheel-and-tire combination."
Late last year, Forgeline Motorsports and Dymag Group Ltd. formed a partnership to ensure supply of carbon-fiber barrels for Forgeline's "Carbon+Forged" lightweight performance wheel line.
Under the new partnership, Wiltshire, England-based Dymag will manufacture and supply carbon fiber wheel barrels to Forgeline, which combines them with its own forged aluminum, made-to-order wheel centers at its plant in Dayton.