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For those who want the lightest wheels, you have a "winner," though you will need a little disposable cash. Made of carbon fiber.


Are they worth $15,000 a set? Only you would know that. I do find it amazing that drivers have taken a sports car like a Corvette, run it around the track, came in and only changed the wheels to these, went out and reduced their lap times by over 1 second per lap. Anyone doubt that reducing unsprung weight is one of the best ways to improve handling/lap times.
 

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It is similar to backpacking: a pound on the foot versus a pound in the backpack.

For cars, it is definitely the case that the moment of inertia for the wheels is extremely important!
 
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