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[SPIED] Corvette Z06 Shows Some Nasty Curb Rash on Its Visible Carbon Fiber Wheels

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[SPIED] Corvette Z06 Shows Some Nasty Curb Rash on Its Visible Carbon Fiber Wheels

One of the aspects of the new 2023 Corvette Z06 that we cannot wait to experience is driving the Z06 with its lighter carbon fiber wheels. Roughly 40 lbs of unsprung weight are saved with the carbon fiber wheels and Chevy engineers have made the steering a bit more responsive due to the lighter wheels. But the downside to having carbon fiber wheels on the car is the possibility of damaging them from a pothole, curb, or another road hazard.

Our friend Chet from Aerolarri sent me these pics first shared to the C8 Corvette Owners Facebook Page by Measha Scot showing a Torch Red Z06 bedded down for the night at a hotel in Yuma. There are multiple Z06s in the lot so we’re thinking the Corvette engineering team is continuing its testing and validation. As I cycled through the photos, my eyes caught this road rash damage to the top of the rim:

[SPIED] Corvette Z06 Shows Some Nasty Curb Rash on Its Visible Carbon Fiber Wheels

I know, I know…looks expensive! And the downside to damaged carbon fiber is that there really is no fixing that. So for those of you thinking seriously about carbon fiber wheels for your daily driver, keep that in mind.

Measha also managed to capture pics of a Hypersonic Gray Coupe and another Red Z06 behind it.

[SPIED] Corvette Z06 Shows Some Nasty Curb Rash on Its Visible Carbon Fiber Wheels
[SPIED] Corvette Z06 Shows Some Nasty Curb Rash on Its Visible Carbon Fiber Wheels
[SPIED] Corvette Z06 Shows Some Nasty Curb Rash on Its Visible Carbon Fiber Wheels
[SPIED] Corvette Z06 Shows Some Nasty Curb Rash on Its Visible Carbon Fiber Wheels
[SPIED] Corvette Z06 Shows Some Nasty Curb Rash on Its Visible Carbon Fiber Wheels

Back in 2020, YouTuber Speed Phenom showed what can happen when carbon fiber wheels take a hard hit. A buddy of his with a Ford Shelby GT500 was wearing Carbon Revolution’s carbon fiber wheels and one had shattered after an impact and left pieces of the pricey composite material littered across the road.

Source:

Measha Scott / Facebook

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