Cars need wheels, that's an obvious fact, and style is a part of every car's design. OE manufacturers design wheels that they believe will complement their cars and help them sell units, and, for the most part, they get it right. But as car enthusiasts, we would be lying if we said there weren't better alternatives that suited our tastes and preferences. There's nothing more freeing than having the option to choose your diameter, width, and offset to achieve the look you envision. ARK Performance has a new line of wheels to help make the decision making process even easier.
Albatross Flow Forged are the new wheels we have cultivated with the car enthusiast in mind. It all starts with quality aluminum that goes through the flow forming process to ensure that a strong, durable yet lightweight wheel is produced to give performance along with the robust styling of the wheel. The added strength and lightweight characteristics allows you to drive at your absolute limit without compromising the integrity of the wheel. Coming in at around 21-23 lbs per wheel (depending on size) its a no brainer as to why flow forged wheels are becoming the industry standard.
The AB-5SP is our tuner style wheel. Featuring a sleek 5 spoke design that flows wonderfully from the tapered spokes into a stepped lip. A star pattern in the center of the wheel surrounds the bolt holes and makes this wheel stand out from all the other 5 spokes styles. This wheel only comes in 18" so it's perfect for street or track builds, and its light weight helps eek a bit more performance out of the car.
The AB-10S is the most intricate of the wheel in the Albatross line. This multi-spoke wheel is designed for those who want to be more flashy than the average car owner. This design takes inspiration from high end cars where the sole purpose is to exude status and performance. If you want to stand out and turn heads, this is the wheel for you. On top of the design, the bronze finish is where this wheel really shines as you can see every detail and every spoke. But if a darker, more neutral color is more your speed, then the smoothness of a satin black finish is available as well.
AB-52S is the perfect mix of sporty and high end. The split 5 spoke design is beautifully crafted with how each spoke flows from the center outwards. The spokes have a stepped design to them which adds definition and complements with the concavity profile of the wheel. Although it is a 19" wheel, being so lightweight is what makes it versatile in that you can take it to the track and spin a few laps before taking to the streets for your local cars and coffee.