Prestige Italian automaker Ferrari has shown its new Ferrari 812 model (pictured) for the first time complete with one-piece carbon fibre road wheels manufactured in Geelong by Carbon Revolution.
The Ferrari 812 was shown publicly at an event at Club Competizione Ferrari’s test track, with a video of the launch available here.
Ferrari’s Enrico Galliera said: “Performance is key for this car.
“Being inspired by racing there has been extensive work on the weight. We have extensively used carbon fibre.”
Carbon Revolution CEO Jake Dingle said it was an honour for his company to be named by Ferrari alongside other technology partners including Apple, HP, Bosch and Brembo.
Dingle said: “At a time when a lot of our development and production is broadening to include electric vehicles, SUVs and pickup trucks, it is both exciting and important for Carbon Revolution to continue to innovate our product and manufacturing technologies to meet extreme demands of Ferrari’s latest high-performance vehicle.”
Earlier this month Carbon Revolution announced it would raise $95 million to build its first mega-line production line to cater for four new road wheel contracts under development.
Carbon Revolution’s engineering and design director Dr Ash Denmead said the company was challenged to produce an extremely light wheel for Ferrari that could meet extreme load requirements.
“The ability to deliver a wheel of such low weight that can handle the combination of aerodynamic downforce and engine performance of this car is truly a great engineering feat.”
Eight Ferrari models now use Carbon Revolution wheels.
Read Jake Dingle’s article written for @AuManufacturing published this week here.
Picture: Carbon Revolution
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