Carbon Revolution carbon fiber wheels are now 25% more affordable!

Article by Christian A., on May 1, 2017

For those of you who have been eyeing a set of carbon fiber wheels, but haven’t purchased one before because of its price, now might be your chance. That’s because carbon fiber wheels are now cheaper than they ever were. But it still cannot be said that everyone can afford a set.

Koenigsegg was the first company that introduced carbon fiber wheels in 2012. Koenigsegg marketed this product as the “world’s first hollow one piece, super light carbon fiber wheel”. However, this was especially made for the Agera R hypercar, and for you to get your hands on these wheels, you were required to get the car as well.

This all changed when Carbon Revolution came into the picture as it is the only firm that commercially produces one-piece carbon fiber rims. Customers can simply swing by their shop and pick up a set of carbon fiber wheels. While this means that you won’t have to part with the amount needed to acquire a hypercar, these carbon fiber wheel still weren’t cheap by any standards. Carbon Revolution has a network of 20 dealerships in the United States, wherein interested clients can easily buy a set of the ultra-light wheels.

It is curious how this company was able to come up with a business case that makes it feasible to sell products for about $20,000. This company must have taken into consideration that there is a limit to how many people can afford those. Incidentally, the Australian company has also been supplying CF wheels for the Ford GT, and the Shelby GT350R Mustang (which comes as standard equipment). With the help of these companies, and some others Carbon Revolution is working with, they are now able to, and are happy to announce that the retail price has been reduced by 25 percent. That’s amazing news for those who have been saving up for CF wheels.

Today, you can get yourself the most affordable set at only $11,850 MSRP (that’s just a little less than a new Nissan Versa Sedan at $11,990 MSRP). We all agree that they’re not that affordable still, but just imagine a discount of $4,000. That’s already a pretty good deal.

Carbon fiber wheels benefit cars since the overall weight will significantly be reduced. Plus, it diminishes rotational inertia by 25 percent in the case of the Ford GT. They are approximately 2 pounds (0.9 kilos) lighter than the featherweight forged aluminum wheels that are standard with the Ford GT. The 20-inch carbon fiber wheels are available in two finishes: matte or glossy clearcoat.

With this huge price reduction, it’s only a matter of time before there will be more of these carbon fiber wheels seen on the road. Who knows, this may even signal the arrival of competitors from out of nowhere who will sell the same products for less.

Press Release

MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION THROUGH MANUFACTURING EFFICIENCIES FOR WORLD’S ONLY MASS-PRODUCED, ONE-PIECE CARBON FIBER WHEELS

ANNOUNCING MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION THROUGH MANUFACTURING EFFICIENCIES FOR WORLD’S ONLY MASS-PRODUCED, ONE-PIECE CARBON FIBER WHEELS

New and advanced technologies used in areas such as aerospace and Formula 1 can sometimes take decades to filter down to the average consumer, with cost being a major factor. Carbon Revolution – manufacturers of the world’s only commercially-produced, one-piece carbon fiber wheels – has done the unthinkable in high-tech manufacturing and taken one of the most complex carbon fiber structures ever produced and, in only a handful of years, reduced the retail price by 25%.

This unprecedented achievement was made possible through continuous innovation driven by Carbon Revolution’s design and manufacturing engineering teams, as well as its partnerships with technology driven automakers.

Carbon Revolution is supplying the one-piece carbon fiber wheels to Ford for its Shelby GT350R Mustang and Ford GT supercar programs. It is as a result of these OE contracts, and others in the pipeline, that Carbon Revolution has been able to reduce its pricing.

“The new pricing is the direct result of manufacturing optimization made possible by the rapid growth of the business driven by OEM supply,” explained Brett Gass, Executive Director at Carbon Revolution.

“Efficiencies in scale thanks to higher manufacturing volumes, as well as new automation in our purpose-built Australian factory is allowing us to pass these benefits on to aftermarket customers,” he continued.

Carbon Revolution has invested heavily in its manufacturing facility and process in order to satisfy increasing demand from the world’s automakers. With the Mustang Shelby GT350R already on the road in significant numbers, and the first deliveries of the Ford GT underway, Carbon Revolution is busy ensuring customers have the most high-tech wheels available. As OEM demand for their technology grows rapidly, Carbon Revolution is making further investments to ensure it can deliver the quantities required.

Carbon Revolution is in the unique position of producing, at an industrial scale, the only OE-standard, one-piece carbon fiber wheels available. No other company has been able to engineer and manufacture carbon fiber wheels to meet the very high quality standards and volumes demanded by global carmakers. And the carmakers have a strong desire to reduce unsprung weight, improve steering and suspension response, while also reducing NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) through Carbon Revolution’s innovative carbon fiber wheels.

The superior characteristics of carbon fiber wheels over conventional metallic equivalents are well proven. The exotic material is able to provide greater performance by decreasing weight and improving stiffness. And what’s more, it is now able to do so at a price comparable to premium aftermarket aluminum alloy wheels.

A set of four Carbon Revolution CR-9 wheels will now cost from $11850 (MSRP) for five-bolt fitments. This represents a reduction of approximately $4000 compared to the previous retail price. Furthermore, a set of four Carbon Revolution CR-9 wheels with Porsche center lock fittings is now only $13850.

Anybody wishing to purchase a set of Carbon Revolution CR-9 wheels can do so through one of its 20 dealers across the US. Customers and interested parties should visit carbonrev.com for more information about the wheels, carbon fiber technology and fitment options.

Source: Carbon Revolution

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