Australia Makes The New Ford GT's Carbon Fibre Wheels

The new Ford GT — y'know, the one that 6,000 people ordered despite only 500 being built in 2017/18 — is a beautiful and innovative supercar, with its sleek lines and highly-turbocharged EcoBoost V6. But the future car's 20-inch carbon fibre shoes will be built in Geelong.

Carbon Revolution in Geelong has teamed up with Ford to spin the new 2017 GT's 20-inch 10-spoke wheels, which will be available in both matte and gloss black. It's the second car built by Ford to wear carbon fibre rims.

The wheels are lighter than their aluminium or magnesium counterparts, and are structurally stiffer despite shaving off nearly a kilogram per corner. And, of course, they're big — 8.5 inch width on the front and 11 inches on the rear.

The company previously built the same carbon fibre wheels for the 2015 Shelby GT350R version of Ford's Mustang, and Ford itself has a solid history of using Australian carbon fibre in its cars, including under the hood of the final XR8 Falcon.

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