SEMA 2018: Forgeline Debuts Light, Strong Forged+Carbon Series

To anyone following the premium performance wheel scene in the United States, the name Forgeline is among the best of the best. To anyone who has followed Formula 1, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the World Rally Championship or Moto GP, you recognize Dymag as a wheel provider to McLaren, Williams, Lola, and others.

At the 2018 SEMA Show, these two titans of ultra-high-performance wheels announced their cooperation in the development of Carbon+Forged wheels. The agreement provides Forgeline access to Dymag’s carbon fiber wheel rim construction method.

Two industry leaders, Forgeline and Dymag have teamed-up to create the ultimate motorsports wheel.

Dymag’s carbon fiber wheel barrel is the result of more than $9 million in investment in its development. The end product is the lightest, stiffest wheel ever produced. The carbon composite wheel rim with its fully-optimized load path is protected by patented sacrificial bi-axial composite layers.

In the joint partnership of these two industry-leaders, Forgeline and Dymag will continue the success of Forgeline’s revolutionary Carbon+Forged wheel series. Dymag will manufacture and supply its innovative carbon fiber wheel barrels, and Forgeline will continue to engineer and precision-machine custom, made-to-order wheel centers from 6061-T6 forged aluminum.

Dymag’s new flange design, developed in collaboration with the engineering team at Forgeline, allows these separate parts of the Carbon+Forged Series wheels to bolt together securely. The result is in an exceptionally strong, lightweight, and utterly unique wheel available in four designs that are individually engineered, machined, and finished for each unique vehicle application.

As each wheel is custom made to the buyer’s specifications, Forgeline offers a wide array of unique options.

The super-lightweight carbon fiber barrel produced by Dymag  delivers a significant weight reduction to the wheel’s outer perimeter, where it has the greatest reduction in unwanted inertia and yields real-world improvements to acceleration, braking, cornering traction, ride quality, noise, vibration, and harshness. Evaluated by an independent automotive testing laboratory, the wheels have proven to be incredibly strong, exceeding all existing SAE and TUV test specifications.

We’re a highly motorsports-oriented company as is Dymag, who brings decades of experience in Formula 1 and Moto GP. Together it allows us to produce the ultimate motorsport product. -David Schardt, Forgeline Motorsports

Forged+Carbon wheels are available in 20 and 21-inch fitments, each specifically engineered for each application. And like any Forgeline wheel, the forged aluminum center is available in the full array of customizable finish options, while the carbon fiber barrel maintains its standard high-gloss natural carbon weave finish.

In addition to the Carbon+Forged Series, Forgeline offers its Concave, One-piece Monoblock, Performance Series, Competition Series, Heritage Series, Premier Series, and Grip Equipped Series. For an overview of each series, check out Forgeline’s website.

We’ll keep our eyes on the Carbon+Forged wheels and hope to get a set in-house for our evaluation on and off a project car. Look for a full report shortly.

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Art has served in marketing functions at various aftermarket manufacturers, driven in autocross events and in road racing in a car of his own construction, and even managed a world-famous racing school.
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