Are you looking for the LIGHTEST weight wheels on the planet? Then look no further, the ESE carbon fiber wheels weigh in at 13.5lbs for an 18x13" wheel!!!! An 18x11" and 18x13" setup weighs in at a total of 51.4lbs! That is a total weight reduction of over 63lbs vs. the C7 Z06 rims, for example.
ESE has hit the market as the first "affordable" (compared to it's competition charging more than twice as much) set of true carbon wheels with a titanium hub.
ESE Carbon Wheel weights:
18x6”: 9.18 lbs (for you drag racers)
18x9”: 11.74 lbs
18x11”: 12.24 lbs
18x13”: 13.45 lbs
19x11”: 12.79 lbs
19x13”: 13.99 lbs
vs. Z06 Wheels
Front wheel – 19x10 43mm O/S. Listed weight of 25.7lbs.
Rear wheel – 20x12 59mm O/S. Listed weight of 31.77lbs.
Total 115lbs vs. ESE 18x11 and 18x13 51.4lbs = 63.6lbs of reduced rotational mass!!!!
You are losing a whopping 63lbs rotating mass when going from the OEM Z06 wheels to the ESE Carbon wheels. The Mustang GT350 has a carbon fiber wheel option and they did a back to back test vs. the aluminum standard wheels which were only a 56lb difference and the results were pretty astonishing:
Now granted a lot of bench racing can go on here, GT350R is a couple hundred pounds lighter than a Z06, but also 150hp less. At the end of the day, these light weight wheels appear to be worth their weight in gold!
ESE Carbon Company was founded in 2006 by a team with the vision of making carbon fiber composites more widely available. What began as a curiosity in the relatively unfamiliar and underused carbon fiber manufacturing industry has become a cosmic mission of developing carbon fiber composites like never before. ESE Carbon Company has grown over the years to include expert engineers and businessmen alike, positioning ESE Carbon Company to be the leading manufacturer of carbon fiber composite materials.
Through years of intense research and exploration in manufacturing methods, coupled with expertise in advanced composites, ESE has developed a unique process of production called NGAP: Next Generation Autoclave Process. Every product using our NGAP technology is a step toward making the highest quality carbon fiber composites more affordable.
The benefits of this exclusive process will be seen for the first time in our new line of car wheels, the E1 line. Manufactured completely from carbon fiber, our initial venture is the production of the lightest and most advanced wheels, at a price unheard of for a wheel of this caliber.