With the recent unveiling of the Camaro GT4.R race car, enthusiasts everywhere want to know all of the nitty-gritty details of this cars, naturally! As more and more details become available, it’s interesting to note that the wheels of choice are not some run-of-the-mill aluminum rollers borrowed from a Camaro SS, but are in fact, forged piece from our friends at Forgeline!
Forgeline had recently sent over the official announcement earlier today, and we have all of the details about them for you below!
FORGELINE IS THE OFFICIAL WHEEL OF THE CAMARO GT4.R RACECAR
DAYTON, Ohio – Forgeline Motorsports’ GS1R is the FIA Homologated wheel for the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R – a competition-ready racecar built by Pratt and Miller to global GT4 standards.
The exceptionally strong, American-made G1SR wheel is designed exclusively for racing, featuring one-piece forged monoblock construction with strength-enhancing I-beamed spokes. It is machined from a single forging of 6061-T6 aluminum and carries a 2,100-pound street tire load rating.
“It’s an honor for Forgeline Motorsports to be selected as a supplier to the exciting Camaro GT4.R program,” said David Schardt, president, Forgeline Motorsports. “With two decades of racing experience under our belt, Forgeline has a proven record and understands what it takes to design and build a strong, lightweight wheel for the rigors of the racetrack.”
Forgeline wheels were used successfully with the 5th gen Camaro in Continental Challenge with Stevenson Motorsport two years ago winning a GS championship in 2015. Ironically, the Stevenson Team will be the first team in Continental Challenge to compete with the new GT4.R Camaro.
Black Dog Racing will be fielding a two-car team in Pirelli World Challenge (GTS class). It is also eligible for additional GT4-based series around the world.
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