Geelong-based manufacturer Carbon Revolution has partnered with Ferrari to make high-performance carbon fibre wheels for its new 488 Pista.
The new $645,000 supercar, which is said to be the most powerful road-going V8 built by the Italian sports car manufacturer, was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this week.
Carbon Revolution is among 21 strategic partners in the program, with its wheels reportedly 40 per cent lighter than the wheels on Ferrari’s standard 488 GTB.
“[Ferrari] are an innovation leader,” Carbon Revolution’s CEO Jake Dingle was reported saying by the AFR. “They put extreme demands on any technology that they employ in a car.
“It is a really strong signal in terms of the technology and it’s a great achievement for us to meet their requirements.”
It was also reported that Carbon Revolution is considering its options to raise a further $100 million to fund an expansion to its Waurn Ponds plant, in Geelong.
Earlier this year in Las Vegas, Genovation Cars revealed its GXE all-electric supercar, which features custom carbon-fibre wheels made by Carbon Revolution, in Victoria.
The wheels “enhance overall vehicle dynamics and efficiency”, Genovation said during its unveiling.