New 6-Lug Forged Monoblock GS1R-6 Skinny Wheel
The summer has only just begun, and it's already been amazing! We've just launched our new forged monoblock GS1R-6 Skinny for 6-lug drag racing applications. We're looking forward to July's Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals Presented by PPG, in Columbus, Ohio. We helped Glickenhaus finish their tenth 24 hour race, at Nurburgring. Cindy Lux and her teammate Dirk Leuenberger took first and second, in their first Trans Am race of the 2021 season. And Forgeline customers continue to dominate the Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Series and Drive Auto X events. So please keep reading to learn the latest!
After launching our first forged monoblock skinny wheels for the drag racing market, we’ve been thinking about those Dodge Viper owners who like to launch quickly off the line. So we’re very pleased to announce that we now offer a new 6-lug GS1R-6 Skinny for Dodge Vipers and other vehicles with 6-lug hubs!
Similar to the original road racing version of the GS1R, the new 18×5 inch “Skinny” version of the one piece forged monoblock GS1R is precision-machined from a single forging of proprietary 6061-T6 aluminum alloy. But unlike the original road racing version, the “Skinny” has been re-engineered to be optimized for drag racing applications. This includes not only the narrower width (which necessitates a unique narrow forging), but a full set of revised performance metrics to make the 18×5 inch GS1R-6 “Skinny” as lightweight as possible. The GS1R-6 Skinny has been designed specifically for vehicle applications with 6-lug hubs, including the Dodge Viper.
In addition to the 18×5 inch “Skinny” GS1R-6’s size and weight advantages, it also retains the exceptional brake clearance of the original GS1R. Which means that recreational straight line racers can maintain the giant front brake kits that came with their sports cars, which allows unprecedented flexibility for a wide range of motorsport endeavors.
Like all Forgeline forged wheels, the new 18×5 inch one piece forged monoblock GS1R-6 “Skinny” is custom made-to-order for each individual customer and each unique vehicle application, so it is available with fully customizable fitment and finish options.