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Carbon-Fiber C8 Corvette Wheels Show Up on eBay—Are They for the C8 Z06?

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/21/2020 Motor Trend Staff

An eBay ad for C8 Corvette wheels may have just revealed the style and design of the upcoming next-generation Corvette Z06's rollers. The ad for "2020 Corvette C8 Carbon Revolution [20/21-inch] Factory Original OEM Wheels Rims Set'' was recently posted to the auction site by user certifiedfactorywheelsinc with an asking price of $4,500. (That's ridiculously cheap for a set of wheels like this, so if you don't buy them, we might. )

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While the wheels themselves appear to have been built specifically for GM per labels pictured in the listing, they would not seem to actually come from a stock 2020 Corvette. That's because Chevy doesn't currently sell a carbon-fiber wheel option for the C8. Given the seller claims the wheels were used by GM for "OEM/Test Validation" purposes, it's possible the set of four C8 wheels is intended for the upcoming Corvette Z06. We reached out to General Motors for a response but have yet to receive a response. 

It's no stretch of the imagination, though, to foresee GM tasking Carbon Revolution with making carbon-fiber wheels for the C8 Z06, given the Australian company also supplies similar equipment to the likes of Ford and Ferrari. Still, there's always the possibility this whole thing is a fraud and the wheel tags were ripped from genuine, separate General Motors and Carbon Revolution products and added later to the wheels in this eBay ad.

a black and red text: 2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Carbon Fiber Wheels by Carbon Revolution © Motor Trend Staff 2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Carbon Fiber Wheels by Carbon Revolution

There's something about these wheels that make us think they're the real deal, though. And while it's unlikely, wouldn't it be something if they were the very ones recently stolen from a GM-owned 2020 Corvette in Detroit, Michigan? Consider that the seller lists the items' location as Hazel Park, Michigan, and manufacturers often mix-and-match parts on development vehicles—witness GM hacking up a Holden Maloo to serve as a C8 Corvette test mule. Consider us extremely intrigued. 

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