Wheels can make or break your ride. Selecting the right design has everyone taking a step back to say “ooooh” and the wrong design gets you that scrunched-up face you see the first time a toddler tastes a lemon. These slick monoblock GT1 5-lug wheels from Forgeline Motorsports are certainly of the first variety–perhaps enough to cause you to consider selling off your childhood Hot Wheels collection to pay for them.
Ever since releasing our center locking forged monoblock GT1 wheel (at SEMA 2013), we’ve received countless requests for a 5-lug version. So for the past several months, we’ve been hard at work engineering a wheel that maintains the character and appearance of the center locking GT1 yet accommodates a typical 5-lug mounting hub. It was not an easy task, but Forgeline Motorsports is now proud to introduce our latest one piece forged monoblock high-performance wheel, the GT1 5-Lug.
The GT1 5-Lug is a 10-spoke wheel that shares many styling, engineering, and manufacturing elements with the coveted GT1 center lock. Included in that list are extra-long spokes that extend all the way to the center cap to create a wheel that appears larger and a bit more refined. The long spokes are made possible by “hidden” lug seats that virtually disappear behind the spoke faces. Like the original GT1, the GT1 5-Lug features I-beamed spokes that are uniformly spaced, a bit thinner in width, and a bit thicker in depth. This contributes to a wheel that not only looks great, but also delivers an exceptional combination of mass, fatigue strength, and deflection stiffness.
The one piece forged monoblock GT1 5-Lug is machined from a single forging of 6061-T6 aluminum. It is currently available in 18, 19, 20, and 21-inch diameters. (Depending on size, the GT1 5-Lug may be available in deep, medium, or shallow concave profiles.) And just like any Forgeline wheel, the GT1 5-Lug is available with fully customizable finish options.
Stylish 10-spoke design derived from center-locking GT1 design