Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R comes with Carbon Fiber Wheels

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R comes with Carbon Fiber Wheels -

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is a car model produced in series inspired by technology from motor racing. The most interesting part of this car's wheels as they are made from carbon fiber. These wheels are produced specifically for Koenigsegg hypercars and therefore the car model will be the first mass-produced car in the world that will be running on carbon fiber wheels.

According to Ford, the carbon fiber wheels weigh about 18 pounds each while the standard aluminum wheel weighs about 33 pounds each. Therefore, there is a total reduction of 60 pounds in the unsprung weight and about 40% drop in rotational inertia. The wheels are measured 19 x 11-inch front with extra half-inch wide rear. In addition to this, it is wrapped in super-sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires with a compound of unique tread and construction.

The carbon fiber wheels are produced by Carbon Revolution of Australia. They demanded a special coating to protect the resin carbon fiber resulting from UV degradation and road salt. The sidewalk impact test was running so smooth until it was needed to be executed twice just to be sure.

Unfortunately, Ford GT350R has to be tested some more time before it is put on the market. It is expected to be released at the end of this year.


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