Apex Wheels 18" VS-5RS in Satin Bronze

Aston Martin Vantage Wheels

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Lightweight flow formed wheels for your 2006-2018 Vantage

Sprint Line

Finish: Satin Bronze


Aston Martin V8 V12 Vantage Wheel performance

Despite being one of the best looking sports cars ever made, the factory V8 and V12 Vantage wheel setup leaned toward understeer. This is likely due to the narrow front tire Aston Martin chose to use. If you are looking to extract the most performance out of our Vantage, look no further than one of our lightweight chassis specific sets of wider wheels. These will have a noticeable effect on the car's handling. Take a look at our Aston Martin V8/V12 Vantage Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide.

A Brief history of the 2005-2018 V8/V12 Aston Martin Vantage

The history of this generation of Vantage is a long one and while we do offer wheels for both the V8 and V12 Vantages, let’s dive into a bit of the history behind these cars. The V8 Vantage was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2005 for the 2006 model year. Initially released with a 4.3L dry sump V8 producing 380hp but the later cars had a 4.7L producing 420hp. Transmission options were either a Graziano 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automated manual. The automated manual is similar to the Ferrari F1 and Lamborghini E-Gear transmissions of the same era. These transmissions or Transaxles  were located in the rear of the chassis to aid weight distribution. This was a large success allowing the V8 Vantage to have a 49/51 front to rear weight distribution. In December of 2007 Aston Martin unveiled the concept car for the future V12 Vantage. This featured the AM11 V12 from the DBS in the same small chassis that is the Vantage. They didn’t stop with the new increased horsepower of 510. The V12 got carbon brakes, a carbon trunk and vented hood, and a new diffuser design. While not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a track car, the Vantage is a great sports car that can handle track duty when prepared like any other car. With the dry sump engine, the woes of losing oil pressure with hard cornering are substantially reduced. The brake systems of the V8 are up to the task with some high temp fluid and some decent track pads with the V12’s carbon rotors a step up from that. Although we would suggest swapping the rotors out for steel to keep from burning through the costly carbon rotors.

While not a huge seller when compared to other sports car manufacturers, the Vantage was a huge success for Aston Martin. With about 24,000 units sold over the life of this generation Vantage, it is one of the most successful models in the company's history.  Read more about the V12 Vantage S in Car and Driver’s review.

VS-5RS Specifications

Wheel Size
18x11" ET52
Face Profile
Profile 2
Bolt Pattern
Center Bore
70.5mm to 68.1mm
Centering Ring
Lug Seat
60 Degree Conical
Center Cap
Gloss Black
Load Rating
1,600 lbs
19.2 lbs
Tested By
Test Reference #
Front Profile

* Designed to fit Mustang center caps

V8/V12 Gallery

  • Black Aston Martin Vantage - SM-10 in Race Silver
  • Blue Aston Martin Vantage - EC-7 in Anthracite

Fitment Help

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VS-5RS Features


10K Tons of Pressure

Our new forgings weigh as much as 120 pounds before machining. To form such a thick blank we require special equipment capable of 10,000 metric tons of pressure. This extreme pressure increases the strength of the aluminum by eliminating porosity and improving the grain structure.

True Motorsport Blanks

Many companies use 3rd-party blanks intended for non-motorsport wheels which can severely limit sizes, concavity, spoke design, and critical brake clearance. We designed our very own blank profiles from scratch to give us total control over the final product.

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Side-Milled Spokes

To be as light as possible the VS-5RS features extra-deep, side-milled spokes. Any excess material that doesn’t add strength is carved out using a precision CNC ball cutter. Side-milling is often deemed cost-prohibitive by others, but for true performance without compromise we believe it's essential.

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A Stronger Lightweight Wheel

Our forged Sprint™ wheels are lightweight without the strength compromises found on typical lightweight wheels. First, we carved out as much material as possible, then we purposefully added one pound back to reinforce critical areas, creating a stronger inner lip and a higher load rating.² What’s the point of a lightweight wheel if it’s fragile?

Load Ratings (lbs)
JWL Load Standard 1521
Typical Forged Wheels 1521
APEX Flow Formed 1550
APEX Forged Sprint™ Line 1600

Weight Optimized

We conducted extensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to reinforce high-stress areas and to remove material where it didn’t improve strength. The result is a wheel that is exceptionally light without the strength compromises found on typical lightweight wheels.²

APEX Sprint™ Line
18 lbs 1600 lbs
APEX Flow Formed
21 lbs 1550 lbs
  • Wheel Weight
  • Load Rating

Independently Tested

We don't rely solely on computer simulations or unverifiable in-house testing. We believe independent testing is critical to protect consumers in this unregulated industry. We chose STL, an independent lab in Ohio, to test our Sprint™ wheels far above JWL standards, including increases in testing duration, impact drop height, and total load.

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Tougher Inner Lip

Introducing the Sprint™ spec inner lip, with a unique channel profile that makes it even stronger than our previous designs. So even though our Sprint™ wheels are pounds lighter than comparable flow formed wheels, the inner lip is stronger.


More reinforcement

than our flow formed wheels3

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Big Brake Clearance

From day one, APEX has been on a mission to build wheels that clear big brakes. Our new forged wheels are the product of everything we’ve developed over the past 10+ years, including an innovative high-clearance barrel design and vehicle-specific spoke profiles.

Deeper Concavity

Our new forgings were redesigned to create extra deep, concave spoke profiles. Their new shape allows us to make any profile, from flat to deep and everything in between. Each one is optimized for a specific application using 3D laser scans of factory and aftermarket brake kits.

Paintless Knurled Bead

Whether it's a day at the track or months of street driving, repeated hard braking and acceleration can make a tire slip along the bead seat and go out of balance, causing vibration. Knurled beads help, but are less effective when painted over. Our forged line features unpainted knurled beads that stay sharp and maximize grip.

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Built for Impact Sockets

Track wheels need track tools. Don’t settle for wheels that require undersized tuner lugs or thin walled sockets. All APEX wheels accommodate over-sized race lugs and impact sockets to make swapping wheels lightning fast.


Socket Diameter Clearance

Laser-Engraved Specs

As track enthusiasts ourselves, we know how frustrating it is to try to locate and decipher wheel specs that have been hastily hammered into the rim or become unreadable over time. With our new Sprint™ wheels, we chose to invest a little extra and laser-engrave the specs on the barrel, in plain sight, making them easy to find and read. (You’re welcome.)

Additional Features

Hub Centric

All VS-5RS wheels are purpose built for select vehicle applications. Very few applications require centering rings.

Center Caps

All APEX wheels come with our gloss black cap included that is interchangeable with the OE cap. We also offer additional colors for select fitments.

Wheel Hardware

APEX wheels can be used with all OEM mounting hardware, proper aftermarket hardware and most wheel spacers. Wheel locks and stud conversion kits also work perfectly.


All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors and standard fit valve stems. If you don’t have sensors, then select from our metal stems available in multiple finishes.

VS-5RS Warranty

A Wheel You Can Depend On

All Apex Wheels come with a lifetime structural warranty against defects in workmanship and materials, plus a 1 year finish warranty. Exchanges are fast, easy, and hassle-free.
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Accidental Damage

Curb rash or pothole damage on the street? Make an oopsie at the track? We’ve all been there. APEX is proud to offer 50% off replacement wheels, no matter the damage.
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¹ VS-5RS vs. the original EC-7R, comparing side milling of 18x9” ET46 5x130 fitment.

² Strength and weight comparisons are based on an 18” BMW 5x120 wheel.

³ Comparing the amount of material reinforcement in our standard inner lip profile vs Sprint™ spec inner lip profile on an 18” wheel.

⁴ All wheels compared with equivalent 18x10” ET25 5x120mm / 72.56mm fitment