2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R awards
One of Ford’s performance-oriented models has just picked up an interesting award. The list of 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R awards has just expanded to include a recognition from Popular Science. What makes this even more interesting is the element of the sports car drawing praise: the Mustang GT350R’s carbon-fiber wheels.
Popular Science Award Criteria
The 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R’s carbon-fiber wheels helped it earn the Popular Science Best of What’s New award. The award winners are highlighted in the publication’s annual Best of What’s New issue.
“The Best of What’s New awards honor innovations that shape the future.” – Kevin Gray, Popular Science Executive Editor.
Benefits of Carbon-Fiber Racing Wheels
Utilizing carbon-fiber wheels leads to several benefits over other materials, such as aluminum or steel. The 19-inch wheels are significantly lighter than alternatives. Each wheel saves about 15 pounds over an aluminum equivalent.
The benefit of all of this is quite simple. Lighter wheels require less effort to move. This helps improve responsiveness, acceleration and vehicle handling, making carbon-fiber wheels ideal for a high-performance sports car like the Shelby Mustang GT350R.
Ford has also utilized carbon-fiber wheels on the new Ford GT supercar. On all vehicles, the wheels have proved a significant benefit. Carbon-fiber wheels are just one way Ford has been pushing performance technologies forward.
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