Carbon Revolution is based in Geelong, Victoria and the company is involved in the design and manufacture of carbon fibre wheels. Back in 2008, Carbon Revolution built an extremely lightweight and durable one-piece carbon fibre wheel, known as the Carbon Revolution CR-9. Carbon fibre wheels are 13 times stronger and 40% lighter than aluminium wheels. This results in faster acceleration and enables the car to change direction more precisely.
In 2018, with help from a grant from the Victorian Government, the company announced a $100 million expansion of its Waurn Ponds manufacturing facility. The company now employs over 300 people, has tripled the size of its production facilities and enjoys a partnership with Deakin University. The expansion will help to lift output from 10,000 wheels a year to 150,000 wheels a year.
The Carbon Revolution engineering team has many years of experience with composite technology, with decades of experience in Aerospace and Automotive Design. Among the founders are ex-OEM senior engineers from chassis development and drivetrain roles, senior manufacturing executives from world-leading automotive component suppliers, R&D specialists from leading aircraft manufacturers and industrial composites manufacturing specialists.
Who uses this wheel?
The Ford Mustang GT350R had Carbon Revolution wheels fitted as standard in 2015. The GT350R is 60kg lighter than the base model Mustang Shelby GT350, and 27kg of that critical weight reduction is credited to the Carbon Revolution carbon fibre wheels. A 20” diameter carbon fibre wheel was developed exclusively for the Nissan GTR. This wheel made its competition debut at the 2015 Targa Tasmania, with an R35 GTR driven by Adam Spence. Specific fitments are available for a range of high performance cars including: Audi, BMW, Lamborghini, McLaren and Porsche. It’s also the exclusive supplier of carbon fibre wheels to Ferrari for the 488 Pista and the record-breaking Renault Megane RS Trophy-R.