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.