Are Carbon Fiber wheels WORTH it on the C8 Z06?

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In this video by Fred’s Full Throttle on YouTube he covers whether or not the Carbon Fiber Wheels are worth it or not on the new 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 and how they are built. Also, he shares really good insights on all of the new C8 Corvette wheel options for the C8 Corvette Z06 if you decided you didn’t want to go for the Carbon Fiber Wheel option.

The Carbon Fiber Wheels on the C8 Z06 are made by Carbon Revolution who also produces the Ford GT and Ford GT500 wheels which are a $18,500 option with their Carbon Fiber Track Package. Also, if you wanted to replace the Carbon fiber Wheel on the Ford GT 500 is $7,000 each in the front and $5,000 for each rear wheel.

Also, carbon fiber has becoming increasingly popular with high performance cars to save weight and more strength with the cars. The carbon fiber wheels on the C8 Corvette Z06 are rated to save 41 lbs.

Carbon Fiber Wheels Pros

  • Weigh less than standard wheels
  • Sharper Handling
  • Better Acceleration
  • More Strength
  • No Corrosion

Carbon Fiber Wheels Cons

  • Cost
  • Your will need the C8 Z06 Z07 package for the Carbon Fiber Wheel option
  • Durability with broken pavement or pot holes, there has already been sighting of a bad curb rash on a Torch Red C8 Z06 with Carbon Fiber Wheels
  • Heat Degradation
  • UV Degradation
  • There is no such thing as Wheel or Rim Repair for Carbon Fiber Wheels
  • Replacement Availability with early production of the car and with recent supply chain issues
  • Visual Symmetry

In this video I go into detail about the wheel options for the C8 Z06. I dive into the specifics, cover the pros and cons of the standard aluminum alloy wheels, versus the carbon fiber wheels. I present all the information I have so to help anyone who is trying to decide which wheels to go with. This is the second in a series of deep dives I’m doing on the C8 Z06 options, so stick around if you want to learn more about the car, and help inform your choices for your own spec!

What do you think about the Carbon Fiber Wheels for the new C8 Z06? Leave a comment below on this blog post to share whether or not you will be getting the Carbon Fiber Wheels or the standard aluminum and titanium wheel options?

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