Carbon Fibre Ford GT wheels offer many benefits
The all-new Ford GT will debut availability of next-gen carbon fibre wheels offering new clear-coated, bare-carbon finish and extensive benefits of removing weight.
The carbon-fibre bodied Ford GT will also offer an all-new carbon fibre wheel, further improving the drive and handling characteristics of Ford’s all-new supercar.
Ford GT is the second Ford Performance vehicle to offer carbon fibre wheels – following the world’s first mass-produced carbon fiber wheel application that debuted as standard equipment on the 2015 Shelby® GT350R Mustang.
Unlike the Shelby GT350R’s black-painted carbon fiber wheels, Ford GT wheels will be offered in two finishes – either a matte or a glossy clearcoat, permitting the stunning nature of the carbon fiber weave to show through.
The finishes perfectly match the two exposed carbon finishes available on the sills, fascia and extractor of the all-new supercar.
Working with supplier partner Carbon Revolution, the new wheels are constructed with the latest generation of fiber and resin technology that permits greater design flexibility – resulting in flowing, more intricate spokes.
Carbon fibre wheels bring a wealth of advantages over traditional aluminum wheels, including weight savings, improved vehicle dynamics and ride quality – making the innovative material the perfect complement for the all-new Ford GT.
Beyond simply reducing overall vehicle weight for improved acceleration, braking and dynamic performance, carbon fiber’s incredibly strong, light nature means a reduction in unsprung weight and rotational inertia, which benefits suspension action, ride quality and dynamic performance.