Apex Wheels 19" EC-7RS in Anthracite

Porsche 718 Spyder Wheels

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Lightweight forged & flow formed APEX wheels for your 2020+ 718 Boxster Spyder

Enduro Line

Sprint Line

Finish: Anthracite

$1,738.00

718 Boxster Spyder Wheel Performance

Despite being praised for its handling balance, the factory 718 Boxster Spyder wheel setup has a tendency to understeer. This is mainly due to the width disparity between the front and rear tire sizes. If you want to extract more performance, a lightweight chassis specific set of wider wheels and tires will make a world of difference. We created Forged wheels such as the Apex VS-5RS, SM-10RS, EC-7RS and Flow Formed wheels like the SM-10 to increase performance. Find out what fitment is best for your application in our 718 Boxster Spyder Wheel and Tire Fitment Guide.

A Brief History of the 718 Boxster Spyder

Unveiled in June 2019, the Spyder was shown alongside its coupe brother, the GT4. These were the first models in the 718 lineup to receive a flat six engine, as Porsche enthusiasts were used to. In this case, it was a 4.0L flat six derived from the 3.0L 9A2 EVO engine from the 911. While it wasn't the full blown GT3 engine (no one knew at the time that an RS was coming), it was a true return to form for the Boxster/Cayman platform. Despite not having the GT3’s engine, the Spyder borrowed heavily from it in other places. With the front suspension and brakes coming straight from that car, along with dampers, ABS, and stability systems taken from the GT3RS. At the start of the life cycle this car was only available with a 6-speed manual transmission, much like its 981 spyder predecessor. For 2021 however, Porsche announced buyers could now option the car with the industry benchmark, 7-speed PDK dual clutch transmission.

For anyone looking for a top down motoring experience that they can still take to the track, they should look no further than the 718 Spyder. In terms of our offering of 718 Boxster Spyder wheels, we have a few options, with the most popular being our 20” Forged VS-5RS fitment. This uses a 20x9” ET50 and 20x11” ET50 size paired with the factory Spyder tire sizes. The tire choice in those factory sizes is quite good and the use of 20”s means there is safe clearance for those with the PCCB option.

See what Steve Sutcliffe has to say about the 718 Spyder for EVO magazine.

EC-7RS Specifications

Front
Rear
Wheel Size
19x11" ET45
Face Profile
Profile 2
Bolt Pattern
5x130mm
Center Bore
71.6mm
Centering Ring
N/A Direct fit
Lug Seat
R14 Ball Seat
Center Cap
Gloss Black
OEM Cap
Compatible*
Load Rating
1,650 lbs
Weight
21.4 lbs
Tested By
STL
Test Reference #
STL-AX1-0018
Front Profile

* Designed to fit Porsche 5x130mm center caps

718 Spyder Gallery

  • Black Porsche Boxster - VS-5RS in Brushed Clear
  • Blue Porsche Boxster - VS-5RS 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.

EC-7RS 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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Side-Milled Spokes

One of the most significant upgrades to the EC-7RS is the addition of wider and deeper 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
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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 EC-7RS 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.

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.

EC-7RS 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 EC-7RS 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