You won't see many one the road, but the 2016 GT 350 R has carbon fiber wheels, standard. Huh!

#hashtags: #Ford #Shelby

"Ford is the first major automaker to introduce carbon fiber wheels as standard equipment"Carbon fiber wheels have been offered on only a handful of exotic supercars and will benefit Shelby GT350R performance by shaving critical unsprung weight. The 19x11-inch front and 19x11.5-inch rear wheels weigh approximately 18 pounds each and provide 16 pounds of unsprung weight reduction per wheel compared to an equivalent aluminum wheel. Handling and acceleration performance see serious benefits. The wheels also provide a reduction in rotational inertia of more than 40 percent, which positively impacts acceleration and braking performance.