Motorsport has always been at the heart of Carbon Revolution wheels. Making a vehicle faster through lightweight technology has been the driving force for the company since day one. By offering teams and drivers the only one-piece carbon fiber wheel for motorsports, we are giving them a real advantage over the competition.
GO FASTER BY GOING LIGHTER
The Carbon Revolution engineering team has many years of experience with composite technology, with decades of experience in Aerospace and Automotive Design. Our Engineers employ cutting-edge computer modeling tools to optimize the composite structures to very precise specifications, ensuring the wheels improve vehicle performance.
1. Start line: Launch hard with reduced inertia: get more power to the ground.
2. Tight high-g corner, higher cornering speeds due to increased grip. +0.14s
3. Bumps on track. Carbon wheels glide right over the bumps. Bumps upset the car with the aluminum wheel forcing the driver to breath on the throttle costing time and creating more work for the driver. +0.08s
4. Very tough section, off-camber, mid-corner bump and a wide line will hit curbing. Improved grip over curbing, improved steering precision and better chassis control allows the driver to keep the throttle wide open. +0.42s
5. Large bump and g-out in middle of the track typically upsets the chassis with aluminum wheels. Improved suspension performance due to lightweight CR-9 wheels allows the suspension to soak up the bumps without upsetting the chassis. +0.14s
6. Late braking, early on the throttle and increased grip mid corner. +0.45s
7. Finish line: total split = 1.23sec, almost 13 vehicle lengths on the straight!
Improved suspension performance increases grip, enhancing control and stability in the corner
Improved steering feel made the car easier to drive at the limit
* Average speed on the straight was 104mph resulting in a gap of 13 vehicle lengths for the 1.243sec split in lap times
JAGUAR F-TYPE R COUPE
Don Law Racing
#152 Jaguar F-Type Coupe
2015 Pike's Peak
Finished Third in class
The F-Type Coupe developed by Don Law Racing was a lesson in the power of lightweight design. The racecar retained the stock production motor, transmission and rear axle. The team pursued weight reduction to optimize the car's performance, so carbon fiber wheels were an easy decision to optimize the whole package. Car #152, driven by Pike's Peak rookie Justin Law, finished third in class (15th overall), behind a heavily modified Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and Mitsubishi EVO 9 RS — both boasting more than 750hp. This achievement of Don Law Racing should not be underestimated. Despite a power deficit of almost 200hp, and with a rookie behind the wheel, #152 put on an impressive display. Do not underestimate the power of lightweight technology to win races.
FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350R
"If the GT350 is a six or seven on the confidence scale, the R is a solid nine out of 10. That's largely down to the amazing – it's really the right word for them – wheels and tires." - Pat Devereux, Top Gear Magazine
When Ford decided to challenge the Porsche 911 GT3 at its own game with the new Mustang Shelby GT350R, nothing was left off the table. The final specification is very impressive and includes Carbon Revolution seven-spoke carbon fiber wheels as standard equipment. The GT350R is also supplied without a rear seat as part of Ford's major weightsaving regimen, giving the car all the ingredients to dominate on the racetrack. Carbon Revolution wheels are a key component in the motorsport ability the Mustang Shelby GT350R brings to the streets and the track. In fact, the GT350R is 130 lb lighter than the base model Mustang Shelby GT350, and 60 lb of that critical weight reduction is attributed to the Carbon Revolution carbon fiber wheels. The wheels also bring dynamic driving improvements in acceleration, steering, handling and braking, which the Ford engineers were happy to exploit for the set-up of the Mustang Shelby GT350R.
2015 Targa Tasmania
When Adam Spence, founder of Redback Racing, wanted to step away from his 2014 championship-winning Renault Megane RS 265, he chose to compete in a Nissan GTR. The GTR is legendary for being extremely capable, and its only drawback is weight. So Adam sought the most beneficial weight savings he could find. As a result, Carbon Revolution and Redback Racing collaborated to create the world's first 20” diameter carbon fiber wheel dedicated to the Nissan GTR, which made its competition debut on the 2015 Targa Tasmania rally.