A while back we showed you a preview of a wheel that FORGELINEclaimed would be the best wheel they’ve ever made. Given Forgeline’s current line up it was a pretty lofty claim and all they had for us to work with at the time was a teaser picture! Well, now we get to see the new model in all its glory as its release date is this Friday. Forgeline’s new baby is called the “GA3R”.
I’m not sure where the name comes from but what I do know is that the GA3R is a competition wheel and is designed as such. Everything about this wheel is tailored for a competitive edge. The inner barrel is large to accommodate big brakes, it has an enlarged open center area for faster removal of lugnuts, it employs a special proprietary sealer that is resistant to leaks, and of course it will be available in center-lock applications.
As I mentioned earlier, the GA3R’s official release date will be this Friday (lucky 13th) and it will be available for order towards the end of the year.
Introducing the Release Of Our Competition Series Wheel – the GA3R
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dayton OH, August 9, 2010 – After over 20 years of involvement with teams of virtually every sports car racing organization in the world, we have learned what it takes to produce a racing wheel that can withstand the fierce conditions of the sport. This knowledge has been applied to our latest and greatest, simply put – the best wheel we have ever made – the GA3R.
Our new “I-Beamed Spoke” technology reduces weight and applies additional strength in rigidity within the spokes of the wheel. The hidden titanium assembly hardware not only gives it a smooth clean look, but also functions to ease the efforts of cleaning the wheel. In addition, the GA3R features an enlarged open center area for quick and easy lug nut removal, critical for quick pit stops. Another feature of the GA3R is the design of the center allows plenty of room for caliper clearance for that extreme brake fitment. We have also employed a new, proprietary, fast drying, super strength sealer for quick and easy repairs as well as it being highly resistant to leaks. And of course, the GA3R is produced using our traditional forging method utilizing 6061-T6 aluminum with heat-treated rim-shells. Just like any FORGELINE wheel, the GA3R will be fully customizable in fitment and finish, including center-lock applications.
Extremely lightweight and significantly stronger than any wheel we have ever produced, the GA3R is set to release on Friday, August 13th and will be available for ordering. The release will offer sizes in 18″ and 19″ with virtually any width and offset. 17″ will be available for ordering in late 2010, early 2011. Look for it at a race track near you!