Posted on August 16, 2014 by

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Vossen releases the second wheel from the acclaimed VF/Series, the VFS-1. Blending a true mix of sport, luxury, strength and modern design, the VFS-1 concave wheel will further push flow forming technology to the forefront of the wheel industry.

Automobile enthusiasts desire a wheel that is aesthetically appealing and built for form and function. The process of creating the best flow formed wheel involves a mix of complex engineering and high-grade technology. A balanced combination of heat and pressure upon the rim barrel alters the mechanical properties of the wheel to get the desired effect: increased strength and weight reduction of up to 15 percent.

The flow forming process maintains the integrity of the design, while also improving the grain-structure of the aluminum, creating a stronger, lighter, and considerably thinner forged-like rim barrel. Flow forming is the response to our market’s demand for lightweight wheels that are more durable and enhance the overall vehicle driving experience.There are four steps to this process, first the heat and coating is applied to the flow-forming drum. The cast wheel is mounted on the drum and ready to be formed. Second, pressure is applied to the rim barrel. Specially designated hydraulic rollers are used to stretch the wheel by applying pressure to the rim barrel. Next, the wheels’ properties are compressed and stretched to achieve the desired width. Finally stretching results in an improved grain-structure of the aluminum, which makes for a stronger, thinner, and lighter forged-like rim barrel. The final product is more durable on impact and enhances overall vehicle performance.

As the lightest wheel in the entire Vossen line-up, the VFS-1 is built for performance, and designed with sophistication. Its design is inspired by the 5 mesh forged wheel, which debuted at SEMA 2012 on our flag-ship Ferrari 458 Italia which received rave reviews for its design. The VFS-1 is offered in our signature matte graphite as well and a new, silver brushed finish.

Our new VFS-1 made with flow forming technology allows us to offer a variety of new widths. The VFS-1 are available in a 20” and 22” diameter with a width range of 8.5” all the way to 12”. We will be offering three concave design profiles in 20” sizes; flat, mid and deep. These new width options will provide more fitment flexibility and versatility, along with a stronger and lighter wheel. This also gives customers more flexibility and options in choosing different depths of this concave wheel.

Vossen chose to launch the beautiful new VFS-1 with an assortment of amazing vehicles. Initial photography and videography will feature;
2015 Audi S8
2015 BMW M4’s
2011 Mercedes Benz C300
2013 Nissan GT-R “Rocket Bunny”
2012 Nissan 370Z
2013 Porsche 911

Inventory is limited. Contact your local authorized Vossen dealer to order your set.

Vossen Wheels is considered one of the premier wheel manufactures in the world specializing in 19′ to 22″ Concave Wheel Fitments that fit a variety of sports cars, luxury cars and SUVs. Sold in over 40 countries, Vossen has established itself as the premier source for aftermarket wheels for the automobile enthusiast. Vossen brought extreme concave wheel design to the forefront of the industry while also revolutionizing customer service by offering a five year workmanship and lifetime structural warranty. Vossen’s highly anticipated forged “Vossen Precision Series” will offer 19-23″ wheels that are completely designed, built and finished completely internally, a rarity in the industry.
You can read more about Vossen at https://www.vossenwheels.com and join the largest social media fan base in the entire wheel industry. @Vossen #vossen #teamvossen

About the Author

Mike Forsythe

Vossen Marketing Director who loves talking about car culture with a specific background in Lexus ownership. Past vehicles have been featured on T.V, Magazines and SEMA with multiple car show wins for various awards.