Ford GT Bare Carbon Wheel Debuts


dbk

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http://www.fordgtforum.com/2016/05/16/ford-gt-bare-carbon-wheel-debuts/

Awesome.

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sandman

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Stunning!
 

Awsum GT

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One more item made easy on the selection process!
 

BlackICE

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One more item made easy on the selection process!

:agree:
 

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Brombear

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Looks great. Is the weight of a wheel and wheel+tire known ?
 

Specracer

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The press release said, they are just over 2lbs less than a forged aluminum wheel.

The wheel looks fantastic.
 

Brombear

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I read that, but having an absolute number would be crystal clear.
 

Specracer

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I'm guessing, that info, with all the other specs we are yearning for, we will have to wait longer for...
 

mmlcobra

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Those look great!!!!!!!!!
 

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Damn sexy!
 

KJD

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Stunning.

The future is now.
 

Cobrar

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Sadly, they probably look best on a black (Specracer) car. :))


I don't follow the competition as closely as some here do. What other manufacturers offer a carbon wheel as available from the factory?
 

dbk

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Nobody.
 

Cobrar

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;-))
 

BAT

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That's any easy box to check now. Those would look awesome on the 350R too.
 

Mullet

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gloss carbon ftw
 

beckertb

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Looks superb. Just imagine your local tire shop cringe when you need a tire change....
 

w.a.nelson

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Just imagine YOUR cringing when your local tire shop touches these!

One of the major after market accessory suppliers - someone like Griot? - offers a fixture to mount wheels and hang them off the wall for display purposes.

If you get a new GT, you can hang your spares up.

In the more likely case of no NGT, you can buy a set and display them, waiting for the secondary market to develop.

In any event, absolutely stunning!
 

ChipBeck

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I read that, but having an absolute number would be crystal clear.

Gentlemen,

That article said they weighed 2 pounds less than the already super light aluminum wheels and that was a 25% savings so the aluminum wheels must be about 8 pounds each and the CF wheels about 6 pounds each. If the article was referring to a 25% weight savings on a wheel/tire combination (which I doubt) then the CF wheels would have to weigh about half as much as the aluminum wheels. It's almost certainly the former. Cheers.

Chip