DAYTON, OH – December 19, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Forgeline Motorsports, the leading maker of premium one-piece forged aluminum race wheels, has been selected as the official 18-inch optional wheel supplier for the new Ford Shelby FP350S race car. The company is supplying its GS1R 18 x 11-inch racing wheel as an option for the latest race-ready Mustang from Ford Performance. A preview of the new Forgeline-equipped non-street legal Ford Shelby can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9A0U6IiWbE.
The fitment for the FP350S follows the recent selection of the GS1R wheel for Ford’s 2017 Mustang GT4 race car, which is made for competition in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Pirelli World Challenge, the GT4 European Series and other GT4 events.
Introduced at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis last week, the Ford Shelby FP350S is designed for road racing in Trans Am (TA3 and TA4 classes), NASA, and SCCA club racing events. The all-new factory-built race car features a 5.2-liter four-valve-per-cylinder V8 engine prepared by Ford Performance Parts and a long list of race-oriented fitments, including Forgeline’s most highly acclaimed race wheel, that make it the ultimate turn-key race car. The vehicle will soon be available for order through Ford dealerships in the United States.
Made from a one-piece forging of 6061-T6 aluminum, the Forgeline GS1R race wheel is super lightweight and highly durable with extreme stiffness and fatigue strength to withstand the stress of competition racing. The wheel was developed using Forgeline’s computer-simulated FEA design process, which offers the best quality and strength-to-weight ratio with forgings that are 40% stronger than the latest cast aluminum technology. The wheel’s monoblock construction and I-beamed spoke technology create exceptional deflection stiffness that meets the demand of top-level endurance racing. With additional material machined from the center of the GS1R, the race wheel offers reduced weight and improved access to the lugs for faster wheel changes.
Design features that add to the look of the track-ready Shelby Mustang’s wheels include a concave profile, V-spoke pattern and a chamfered outer lip with smooth edges for easy handling. Customized finish options are available for a personalized look.
The GS1R and other Forgeline wheels are backed by two decades of wheel engineering experience and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes that helped the company earn this place on the new Ford Shelby FP350S.
About Forgeline Motorsports
For over 20 years Dayton, Ohio-based Forgeline Motorsports has designed, engineered and manufactured premium, custom-made one-piece and three-piece forged aluminum street performance and racing performance wheels for the ultimate combination of fitment, performance and style. With a reputation for excellent quality and outstanding customer service, Forgeline creates bespoke wheels that are American originals.
Forgeline products are available through a nationwide network of retail partners. For more information, visit www.forgeline.com or call 1-800-886-0093.
Source: Forgeline Motorsports