Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ford Makes Carbon Fiber Wheel for Shelby GT350R Mustang

Ford Makes Carbon Fiber Wheel for Shelby GT350R Mustang

WESTLAND, Mich.– When you’re driving the highest performing track-ready pony cars in existence, you’re going to want a set of reliable wheels that can handle the intensity, which is why Ford makes carbon fiber wheels for the Shelby GT350R Mustang.

Aftermarket companies have been producing carbon fiber wheels for years, but Ford has been toying around with the idea of becoming the first automotive manufacturer to mass-produce carbon fiber wheels for a while now and its ready to debut the development with the GT350R.

Considering the intensity of the GT350R, Ford coats its carbon fiber wheels with the same ceramic plasma arc spray used on the Space Shuttle. This coating creates a barrier of thermal protection that prevents brake heat from taking a toll on the wheel, and also provides an attractive finish.

Style and thermal protection are assets of Ford’s carbon fiber technology, but the wheels also improve suspension response times, chassis performance, weight reduction, and handling. Ford rigorously tests its carbon fiber wheels to ensure they perform according to these aspects and meet its strict guidelines for durability, quality, craftsmanship and finish, so you know they make for a great ride.

All Ford wheels undergo harsh tests that include curb strikes, UV and chemical exposure and blistering heat, but the GT350R’s new carbon fiber wheels have a strengthened defense system against these things thanks to their stiffness, light weight and resilience.

How Ford makes carbon fiber wheels for the Shelby GT350R Mustang may mislead you to think the process is simple, but we guarantee there was a great deal of science and experimentation that went into developing strength and dependability.

An RFID chip, with a unique number tracked by a quality assurance system, is inserted into a premade structure of woven carbon fiber strands, after which the structure is infused with resin and cured at high temperatures. A high-gloss black coating adds extra protection against heat, and gives the wheels a stylish look.

This process creates one whole structure and eliminates the need to bond and weld disparate parts together to form a structure, which is what makes Ford’s carbon fiber wheels so much more durable than typical aluminum wheels. While you may not own a Shelby GT350R Mustang, the only available model that currently sports Ford’s carbon fiber wheels, you can find similar lasting durability in the New Ford Cars and New Ford Trucks at our Redford Area Ford Dealer!

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