Work Wheels has unveiled a new wheel for Japanese nostalgic cars, the Equip 40, at the Tokyo Auto Salon. Named in honor of Team Equip, the company’s race department founded in 1982 as well as Work Wheels’ 40th anniversary, it’s a modern take on the classic 4-spoke.
Upon release, Work Wheels issued the following statement on its website: “Among all the brands in company’s history, Equip is the one that manifests the most Work identity. Over the years Equip has evolved, a racing type wheel that has long been loved by many enthusiasts.”
Displayed at the Tokyo Auto Salon were two available center colors. Sprint Gold hearkens back to what Work describes as the “Golden Age of motorsports” and says it’s the one “for the real vintage enthusiasts.”
Brut Silver was “specially developed for the Forty” and “gives a coarse surface to the disc to imitate the rough texture of a fresh casted wheel.” Work says it has “the flavor of an authentic old motorsports wheel.”
In addition to the two center colors, Work is offering a variety of finishes on other components of the wheel, resulting in a wide variety when it comes to the final product. Lips come in polished, gloss black, or bronze; bolts are available in chrome or black as well; and the inner rim can be finished in black as well.
Of particular interest to JNC readers are the limited edition set of replica center caps with the old yellow on black Equip logo. These are limited to 100 only, and include a sticker as well.
Only 4-lug patterns will be available, either 4×100 or 4×114.3. There is only one diameter, 15-inch, with widths ranging from 5.5J to 13.0J in a variety of offsets, including negatives for that deep dish look. You can see all the available options on the Work Equip 40 website.
Images: Work Wheels