Why did Ford win a Popular Science award?
Ford has just taken home a significant recognition. The company was just named a winner of a Popular Science “Best of What’s New” award. So why did Ford win a Popular Science award? One new technology Ford has developed was singled out as the reason for the recognition.
New Ford Carbon Fiber Wheels
The new Ford that has been receiving all the attention are the carbon-fiber wheels that were included on the 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R. Utilizing carbon-fiber wheels over other materials helps reduce the weight of the wheels. Lighter wheels require less energy to move, helping to improve acceleration, handling and vehicle responsiveness.
Ford first began experimenting with carbon-fiber wheels on the all-new Ford GT supercar. The technology has since worked its way down to other vehicles in the Ford Performance lineup, including the Shelby Mustang GT350R.
The Mustang GT350R was the car that caught the attention of Popular Science. This special model is the racing variation of the already impressive performance-oriented Shelby Mustang GT350.
The Best of What’s New Awards recognize accomplishments and innovations that will shape the future. The benefits of carbon-fiber wheels will have an immediate impact on models in the Ford Performance lineup. Extensive use of this technology will no doubt become standard on later models.
Ford is constantly pushing performance technology further. Developing technologies and systems that add to the already impressive capabilities of the Ford Performance lineup.
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