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World’s First Carbon Fiber Wheels For Sale

World’s First Carbon Fiber Wheels For Sale

 A few weeks back we told you about the revolutionary one-piece carbon fiber wheels developed by Australia’s Carbon Revolution. Built first for the Porsche 911, the 19×8.5 (front) and 19×12 (rear) wheels save some ten pounds of unsprung weight per corner, delivering noticeable gains in acceleration, cornering and fuel economy.

Carbon Revolution claims the wheels reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), too, since the carbon fiber material has natural damping properties. If there’s a downside, it’s the cost of a set of four, estimated to be $15,000. Like the saying goes, “speed costs money, so how fast do you want to spend?”

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This entry was published on January 16, 2013 at 1:19 am. It’s filed under Politics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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