Are These Carbon Fiber C8 Corvette Wheels Destined for the Z06? If So, Why Are They on eBay?

14201

Are These Carbon Fiber C8 Corvette Wheels Destined for the Z06. If So, Why Are They on eBay?


After the recent theft of a set of four C8 wheels from a 2020 Corvette that was parked on a Detroit street, we know many have been looking at Craigslist and eBay to see if they would turn up. And though they haven’t yet been spotted, our friends at MotorTrend did find

Listed on eBay is a set of OEM wheels for a C8 Corvette complete with labels showing GM parts numbers! The wheels were manufactured by Carbon Revolution, an Australian company that makes carbon fiber wheels for OEMs including Ford and Ferrari. The Genovation GXE electric C7 Corvette Grand Sport also rides on a set of Carbon Revolution CF wheels.

The seller is listed as Certifiedfactorywheelinc and their other listings contain OEM wheel offerings. In the description, they say these are “OEM test/validation wheels” and that these are the actual wheels the auction winner will receive. As the wheels are located in Hazel Park, Michigan, and based on their current 796 other auctions going on, they seem to be legit and the real question is why GM would let these get out, especially with the specific part numbers and C8 bolt pattern.

For the 2020 Corvette Stingray, the wheel sizes are staggered at 19/20″ wheels front and rear. These carbon fiber wheels are sized at 20×10 for the fronts and 21×13 for the rears which suggests a more aggressive stance for the Z06. FYI, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS that the new C8 Corvette Z06 Prototypes are being benchmarked against rides on 20×9.5 and 21×12.5 sized wheels.

These Carbon Fiber wheels are listed on an eBay classified ad for $4,500, which as MotorTrend suggests, seems to be a good deal and now that the word is out, we don’t expect them to be around for long.

Check out the eBay description and photos of the CF wheels below:

Rare 2020 C8 Corvette Staggered Carbon Fiber Factory OEM Wheels

This auction is for ONE staggered set of C8 Corvette carbon fiber wheels. These are General Motors OEM test/validation wheels in excellent condition, with minimal handling marks/blemishes. The wheels pictured are the wheels you will receive. The wheels are guaranteed to be straight and true. The eBay compatibility chart is wrong please contact us for ANY fitment questions.

Wheel Size: 20×10 & 21×13
Bolt Pattern: 5-120
Wheel Finish: Carbon Fiber Grey
Factory Part Number: 23394712 / 23394707
Wheel Condition: Never Mounted Test Wheels

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

The big advantage of the carbon fiber wheels is that they weigh much less than ordinary wheels and thereby reduce unsprung mass. Added benefits include reductions in noise, vibration, and harshness because carbon fiber is a naturally damping material.

We don’t know for sure if the C8 Corvette Z06 will be receiving these wheels, but if so, it could be the reason why they have been hiding them behind these platters as we’ve recently spied:

Corvete Z06 Prototypes Spied in California


Source:
eBay via MotorTrend

Related:
Genovation’s Electric Corvette to Ride on Carbon Fiber Wheels
[STOLEN] Someone Stole the Wheels Off A New 2020 Corvette in Detroit
Beware the Jokesters Offering C8 Corvette Wheels for Sale Online

 



6 COMMENTS

  1. Ge I guess anything would be better than the junk that Generous Motors stuck on our C7 2017-19 Zo6 and Grand Sport! ( bent, cracked wheels) SAD!

  2. I don’t think GM exactly let this get out, as they were probably stolen. Anyone who buys these is receiving stolen property.

  3. The bigger question is why was a C8 hat not even on the market yet setting exposed on a Detroit street?

  4. I know several guys around here that have C7’s, ZO6, GS and base coups and none of them have had any issues with wheels. Aren’t they covered under warranty??? Stop whining Barry, be thankful you have two awesome examples. Some of us would love to have just one of them.

Comments are closed.