ESE Industries, a group of designers and engineers that love carbon fiber, came to The SEMA Show with the E1 full carbon fiber wheel.
These wheels starting at a mere 11 lbs per wheel are significantly lighter than any light weight metal wheel. Since the weight has been lifted from the wheel that means improved rotational inertia. Faster acceleration and better braking with less rotational mass. Less rotational mass means less horsepower being robbed from the wheels and given back to the driver. The E1 are rated for a 3850 LB axle car.
At approximately 9:30 am this morning, I sat in the passenger seat of my car. My National Auto Sport Association (NASA) instructor was behind the wheel of my precious V6 Mustang (I call her Marilyn). I looked over at him through my helmet and wondered if my car could handle the track at Indie Motorsports Park. Was Marilyn ready? Did all the new stuff truly help with my handling of the car? I took a deep breath before we took off out of the grid and I thought about how I ended up in this situation.
Several months ago I was given the opportunity to ride along with some of the best NASA drivers and instructors for a story I was working on. Just the ride along got me hooked and