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Here’s How Much It Costs To Replace A GT500 Carbon Fiber Wheel

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Earlier this week, we ran a story about a 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Carbon Fiber Track Package owner that somehow managed to destroy one of the car’s super fancy, ultra-expensive carbon fiber wheels. And that had us wondering – just how much does it cost to replace a GT500 carbon fiber wheel?

Ford Authority has confirmed the replacement cost for a GT500 carbon fiber wheel through a Blue Oval dealer, and unsurprisingly, it isn’t cheap. A new front wheel costs a whopping $7,015.82, while the rear wheel comes in a bit less at “only” $5,700, though there’s no indication as to why there’s such a big price discrepancy between the two.

The only good news is, there’s no core charge for the new wheels, so owners don’t have to trade in an old one to avoid paying even more. As of right now, however, the GT500 carbon fiber wheel, which is produced by Carbon Revolution in Australia, is on backorder through Ford Parts, so there’s no telling when someone interested in ordering one might receive it.

Given the high cost of carbon fiber and carbon fiber wheels in general, this exorbitant price tag isn’t really anything terribly surprising. But it does make the cost of the Carbon Fiber Track Package seem like somewhat of a bargain. After all, it includes more than just the wheels – which have a total replacement cost of $25,431.64 – for a bargain price of just $18,500.

Needless to say, those that are interested in securing a set of carbon fiber wheels for their GT500 are best served doing it at the time of purchase. Plus, Ford will throw in a set of Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires, an exposed carbon fiber GT4 rear wing, an exposed carbon-fiber instrument panel, splitter wickers, rear seat delete, and Recaro leather-trimmed seats essentially for “free.” Just stay away from curbs, because otherwise, replacing one of those wheels is bound to be a huge pain in the wallet.

We’ll have more on the GT500 very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news, Mustang Shelby GT500 news, and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Roy Chile’s

    The front wheel has to clear the bigger brakes which would make the cost higher

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  2. Tiger

    I’m a ford fan but when did the hobby get so damaged expensive justsayin.

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  3. The Gentle Grizzly

    I remember when a whole Mustang was $2,395

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    1. Roy Chile’s

      That was 1964 1/2, U can’t buy the body that cheap today haha

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  4. DanCarMan

    I’ve seen people pulling these wheels off as they take delivery to preserve them while they drive the car on the road. I’m amazed Ford makes these available on the Mustang. My hope is the price of carbon fiber parts will go down as more and more of them are made. I think there’s a better chance of me making more money so the price isn’t denying me this experience.

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  5. Typhoon5000

    The Front Wheels are more expensive because they require the inner ceramic coating (from NASA tech) for brake heat dissipation where as the Rears don’t.

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  6. Ricky M Fitzsimmons

    Replacement wheel cost of the carbine fiber wheel is of course ridiculous but they can get it. Just think about it, you hit the curb with your wheel and break it, it would be charged to an insurance company. The other reason is there probably made to order, I sure ford doesn’t have a stock pile of those wheels lying around.

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  7. Mac Robin

    The front wheels cost more because they’re 100 times more likely to be damaged.

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  8. Ken

    All them goodies and yet it still gets beat by the Corvette.

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  9. Typhoon5000

    These wheels are also made in Australia so there’s some shipping costs involved.

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  10. Don

    Can the Vette beat the GT 40? Mustangs were always built to be Camaro killers.

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  11. Anonymous

    The front wheels have a special ceramic coating on the inside to withstand the heat from the front brakes.

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  12. Ben

    I am a Chevy man,but the blue oval guys have something going on.How about trying something different for a change up.I like them high tech stuff,but I think they should be optional for carbon wheels ,an save some dough. Weld,Billet specialties, or Forgeline wheels instead. What’s your take on this.

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  13. Chris Warbington

    Don the GT40 was built to win Leman, not to be a production car. Trying to compare a purpose built race car, to any production car is insulting to the race car and pointless.

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