Just curious, what are the downsides of carbon fiber wheels aside from the price? Are they less durable or more unreliable in any way? Getting rid of a 50-100lbs of unsprung mass ought to do great things for range and handling. Certainly not worth $12,000 dollars but I’d pay $1000 for the weight reduction unless there is something bad that I don’t know about.
some may be willing to pay for it. being more lightweight, it’ll help ride quality, sporty handling, accelration and effeincy… it maybe enough to be comparable to other similar cost 2 seater cars with automatic tranmissions (most such people would be willing to cosnider aptera, unlike the serious driving enjoyers who are looking for manual transmission).