Apex Wheels 18" SM-10RS in Anthracite

Audi FV/8S TT RS Wheels

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Lightweight flow formed APEX wheels for your 2016-2022 FV/8S TT RS

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Sprint Line

Finish: Anthracite

$1,298.00$1,168.20
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Audi FV/8S TT RS Wheel Performance

Despite having a Quattro AWD system, the factory FV/8S TT RS wheel and tire setup can be a bit underwhelming at the limit, especially in regards to understeer characteristics. To maximize performance and increase the overall limit of grip, you will want to install a lightweight set of chassis-specific wheels in a wider fitment. With our Flow Formed SM-10 and Forged SM-10RS designs, we have plenty of options for just about all FV/8S TT RS applications. You can check out all of our fitment offerings in our chassis specific FV/8S TT RS Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide.

Before you finalize your selection for a set of FV/8S TT RS wheels, let’s first take a dive into the history of the FV/8S TT RS, and what has made it such a special car in the eyes of enthusiasts over the years.

The FV/8S chassis is technically the third generation of Audi’s TT coupe. However, the FV/8S was the second generation offered with Audi’s legendary RS nameplate. The FV/8S TT RS sold during the model years of 2016-2022 and marks the end of the Audi TT altogether. However, Audi really went all-in for the “last hurrah” of their compact sports coupe by keeping the special recipe that has made these cars so sought after through the years. The FV/8S TT RS carries over the renowned 2.5l 5-cylinder turbocharged motor from the previous generation 8J TT RS, however, the output is increased to 394hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Due to the power increase compared to the 8V, the FV/8S was only offered with a 7-speed DSG gearbox, as the 6-speed manual could not handle the additional output. As with all RS Audi models, power is sent to the ground via the legendary Quattro AWD system, allowing for plenty of grip off the line and in slippery conditions. To best take advantage of the FV/8S TT RS’ glorious drivetrain, you can install a set of Apex FV/8S TT RS wheels to really bring your car together.

FV/8S Driving Dynamics:

Much like the 8J TT RS, with the right modifications the FV/8S TT RS can be incredibly quick and competent both on the street and at the track. Taking into consideration the Quattro AWD system and front-biased weight distribution of the TT RS, a rotatable square setup is a must to ensure a neutral handling balance and even tire wear at all four corners. You can also shed unsprung weight by installing a set of 18” FV/8S TT RS wheels, which will improve overall handling and cornering performance. Plus, with the massive amounts of brake clearance Apex 18” Audi wheels offer, the huge factory 8-piston 370mm FV/8S TT RS front brakes have plenty of breathing room.

While FV/8S TT RS wheels are an important consideration when looking into modifications for your car, there are also a lot of other things to consider regarding maintenance and wear. If you just recently picked up your FV/8S TT RS, or if you are looking to buy one, head on over to Pistonheads and check out their FV/8S TT RS used buyers guide to learn the ins-and-outs of the final generation TT RS.

SM-10RS Specifications

Front
Rear
Wheel Size
18x9.5" ET41
Face Profile
Profile 1
Bolt Pattern
5x112mm
Center Bore
57.1mm
Centering Ring
N/A Direct fit
Lug Seat
R13 Ball Seat
Center Cap
Gloss Black
OEM Cap
Compatible*
Load Rating
1,600 lbs
Weight
18.6 lbs
Tested By
STL
Test Reference #
STL-AX2-0047
Front Profile

* Designed to fit VW Golf center caps

FV/8S Gallery

  • Black Audi TT RS - SM-10RS in Motorsport Gold
  • Black Audi TT RS - SM-10 in Anthracite

Fitment Help

Which Wheels Should I Get?

Check out our Fitment Guides, the most in-depth, authoritative guides for wheel and tire fitments, tailored for your vehicle and how you drive it.

SM-10RS Features

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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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I-Beam Spokes

One of the most noticeable features of the SM-10RS is its use of side-milling on both sides of each spoke, creating an I-beam effect. 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.

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

Greater Stiffness

The SM-10RS is not just another style to choose from. We used Finite Element Analysis of bending loads to optimize spoke geometry for greater stiffness without increasing weight. In fact, the SM-10RS is nearly identical in weight to our popular VS-5RS yet almost 10% stiffer, and 25% stiffer than our first generation of forged wheels.

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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.

32%

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.

32mm

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 SM-10RS wheels are purpose built for select vehicle applications. Very few applications require centering rings.

Center Caps

The majority of SM-10RS wheels come with a gloss black APEX cap which is interchangeable with your OE center cap*. Select JDM applications feature a capless center section. See vehicle product page for more details.

* Capless-center and centerlock wheels do not include APEX center caps. Certain unique fitments support an APEX center cap that is not interchangeable with the OE cap. See your vehicle-specific product page for additional details.

Wheel Hardware

Wherever possible, APEX wheels are designed to be used with OEM mounting hardware* as well as high-quality wheel spacers, stud conversion kits, wheel locks, and more. See our Accessories pages.

*A small number of applications use conical mounting hardware in place of the OEM ball seat hardware. Visit individual product pages to confirm hardware type/compatibility.

TPMS

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.

SM-10RS 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
Replacement

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