Australian firm Carbon Revolution has landed a key provide cope with Ford, which can supply its light-weight wheels as an choice on the high-performance 2024 Mustang Darkish Horse revealed this week in Detroit.
The brand new Darkish Horse nameplate, revealed this week alongside the remainder of the new-gen Mustang vary, is billed as “essentially the most track-capable… street-legal Mustang ever”.
It’s the primary new efficiency identify for the model since Mustang Bullitt was launched in 2001, and will probably be offered in each North America and Australia.
“This would be the first time that Carbon Revolution will provide a core automobile program at Ford, permitting a wider adoption of the Firm’s light-weight wheel expertise,” the Victorian firm stated in an announcement.
The 2 corporations have an present relationship, with Ford utilizing Carbon Revolution wheels on the lower-volume Shelby GT350 and GT500 Mustang fashions.
The Mustang Darkish Horse has a modified model of the common naturally aspirated V8 with a goal 500hp (368kW), an obtainable six-speed Tremec guide gearbox with titanium ball shifter, bigger rear sway bars, heavy-duty entrance shocks, MagneRide dampers, a Torsen LSD, Brembo brakes, and Pirelli P Zero tyres.
An optionally available Dealing with Package deal provides a singular rear wing just like the Ford GT’s, stiffer springs, bigger entrance and rear sway bars, and wider Pirelli Trofeo tyres. The Carbon Revolution wheels are being billed as an extra choice for “no compromise observe efficiency”.
Ford hasn’t introduced pricing but.
Carbon Revolution says it expects to start manufacturing of the Darkish Horse wheels at its new ‘Mega-line’ in late FY23. Its new Geelong manufacturing line is designed to develop the corporate’s capability from 80,000 wheels to 155,000 wheels per 12 months.
The corporate says its wheels are as much as 50 per cent lighter than aluminium wheels, however simply as robust.
It provides the high-end wheels to different OEMs equivalent to Ferrari (488 Pista, F8 Tributo, F8 Spider, SF90 Stradale, 812 Competizione, 296 GTS, 296 GTB), GM (Chevrolet Corvette Z06), and Renault (Megane RS Trophy R).