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Old 12-02-2017, 04:27 AM
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There are four wheel options for the 2019 ZR1: Pearl Nickel, Carbon Flash Painted, Satin Graphite Painted, and Chrome.

The new Carbon Flash option can be seen on the Sebring Orange Convertible ZR1 that was revealed in LA. Be sure to check it out at the LA Auto Show this week if you are able to attend.

According to the order guide, this is for the ZR1 only for the 2019 MY.

Personally, I'm glad they are offering a wheel option that matches the rest of the Carbon Flash painted pieces on the car. (This is the reason I painted my 2014 Stingray wheels in Carbon Flash and why my 2017 GS Tribute wheels have Carbon Flash inner spoke.)








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Press release states wheels are spun forged. I'm damn near speechless.

A $120,000 car with significant power and they're not equipping it with forged wheels. Insanity, especially with them knowing the current C7Z wheels are not up to the task and easily bent.

They put real forged wheels on the ZL1 1LE and CTS-V but not on the ZR1. I'm really just sitting here shaking my head. Surely they can't be this incompetent!?!?!? World class chassis and power unit and then they pull **** like this.

I can't adequately verbalize the stupidity and lack of market awareness demonstrated by this decision. I seriously won't/wouldn't buy one out of principle......

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P.S. Bad enough the wheels look like they're left over from a 1980ish Ferrari. Shame, shame, shame....
He's got these wheels falling off the car!
Now they are fakely painted?

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Is this going to be the only wheel design? I know I'm being petty but this wheel looks bad to me. When was this design on a Ferrari? 1980's
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There is only one orderable wheel design. Until I saw the ZR1 in person, I felt the wheels were the weakest design element on the car. My impression changed dramatically when I saw the car up close and personal. It surprised me how good they actually look on the car and how they actually compliment the design of the car. I was also surprised by how dramatically my opinion had changed about them.
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There is only one orderable wheel design. Until I saw the ZR1 in person, I felt the wheels were the weakest design element on the car. My impression changed dramatically when I saw the car up close and personal. It surprised me how good they actually look on the car and how they actually compliment the design of the car. I was also surprised by how dramatically my opinion had changed about them.
Somethings show much better in person than pics
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Yes, and the wheels and high wing are two things that definitely do so on the ZR1.
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Not trying to pick a fight, but I don't see how those wheels could possibly look any better in person. They are a completely underwhelming design, almost identical to what was on a mid-80s Testarossa. The standard Z06 and Grand Sport wheels are light years better looking IMHO.
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An interestingly irony, that whereas the ZR1 has the most standard visible carbon fiber and thus the least amount of carbon flash black metallic painted items, the wheels of the ZR1 have a carbon flash black metallic option, whereas the SR’s/GS’s/Z06’s which have a lot of carbon flash black metallic items standard, do not offer a carbon flash wheel option.

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Not trying to pick a fight, but I don't see how those wheels could possibly look any better in person. They are a completely underwhelming design, almost identical to what was on a mid-80s Testarossa. The standard Z06 and Grand Sport wheels are light years better looking IMHO.
I agree! I wish I could just get zr1 supercharger on z06. I think grand sport and z06 are much better looking car than the zr1.
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I'm not a fan of the wheels, either...
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Not trying to pick a fight, but I don't see how those wheels could possibly look any better in person. They are a completely underwhelming design, almost identical to what was on a mid-80s Testarossa. The standard Z06 and Grand Sport wheels are light years better looking IMHO.
I totally understand! But here's the "in person" difference (IMHO)...in photos, you really cannot perceive the depth aspect of the wheels. In person, the inner part of the wheels present a depth that is pretty cool. Again, it's all opinion, but I was shocked that my opinion changed like it did on Tuesday night after spending time with the two ZR1s in LA.
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So what I see here is that they're already chipped. lol
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If I had to get one wheel choice it would be the CF wheels but I still like the ALL Black wheels best.
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Is this going to be the only wheel design? I know I'm being petty but this wheel looks bad to me. When was this design on a Ferrari? 1980's
Since you broke the ice! REAL bad carbon flash looks bad as well!
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Not trying to pick a fight, but I don't see how those wheels could possibly look any better in person. They are a completely underwhelming design, almost identical to what was on a mid-80s Testarossa. The standard Z06 and Grand Sport wheels are light years better looking IMHO.
Plus the front is an odd size. They could weigh more too the spokes are very thick and heavy looking. Your right the C6Zr1 -C7-GS machined cups look 100 times better!

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An interestingly irony, that whereas the ZR1 has the most standard visible carbon fiber and thus the least amount of carbon flash black metallic painted items, the wheels of the ZR1 have a carbon flash black metallic option, whereas the SRís/GSís/Z06ís which have a lot of carbon flash black metallic items standard, do not offer a carbon flash wheel option.
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I'm just wondering if they are not using a CF wheel because they want to keep the costs down, I mean the GT350R has them, why not the ZR1?
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Nice! I prefer Carbon Flash to Gloss Black too

Iím surprised that they didnít offer carbon fiber wheels as an option. Expensive, but Iím sure that many would have ordered them...
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I'm just wondering if they are not using a CF wheel because they want to keep the costs down, I mean the GT350R has them, why not the ZR1?
Dude that makes no sense carbon fiber or carbon flash? GT350R has what?
Carbon fiber wheels are very high how would that hold the cost down?

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Wish they would offer true CF wheels as option
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