The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is a multi-award-winning vehicle and is now adding another award to its collection; a 2016 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award in the Auto category. Popular Science annually puts out its Best of What’s New issue, where they review thousands of new products and innovations. After careful consideration, Popular Science chooses the top 100 winners across 10 different categories.
“The Best of What’s New awards honor innovations that shape the future,” said Kevin Gray, Popular Science executive editor. “From life-saving technology to incredible space engineering to gadgets that are just breathtakingly cool, this is the best of what’s new.”
The ultralight carbon-fiber wheels on the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R are the first of their kind on a production car and is what won them the award. The two front wheels are insulated with a ceramic thermal barrier coating adapted from similar technology used on a NASA space shuttle. Each 19-inch carbon-fiber wheel weighs about 15 pounds less than the same sized aluminum wheel. The futuristic ultralight carbon-fiber wheels help improve the Shelby GT350R’s acceleration and handling giving you the ultimate driving experience.