QOTD: Will You Pony Up For the Dark Horse's Carbon-Fiber Wheels?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

We know the upcoming Ford Mustang will offer a hi-po Dark Horse trim, and that trim will be available with carbon-fiber wheels. They won't be cheap.

Question is -- if you can afford the Dark Horse, would you pay more for these wheels?

Before you answer, here's the price Ford is going to want -- almost $8,500.

So, were it your money on the line, would you pay it?

I sometimes, for "work", price out new cars. But it's mostly an academic exercise. I often can't afford these vehicles. If I could afford the Dark Horse, I don't know if I'd pay for these wheels -- they look pretty, but I'd be worried about damage.

But maybe you would spend the dough.

Sound off below.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Kosmo Kosmo on Mar 03, 2023

    No on the carbon wheels, heck yes on that blue paint!

  • GT Ross GT Ross on Mar 03, 2023

    The whole black wheel fad has got to die. And I don't care WHAT they're made of. They don't look any different than the wheels on someone's Kia Soul. Now, weight savings....that's a different story. What are you going to say to your wife/girlfriend when comes home and she's curb-rashed them......?

    • Jeanbaptiste Jeanbaptiste on Mar 03, 2023

      Wait, you let your wife and your girlfriend drive your car?!? I would never let them do that.

  • Lonborghini Funghini Lonborghini Funghini on Mar 04, 2023

    LOL! My wife won't even get near my car. She won't get in it. She couldn't drive it if her life depended on it. Perfect.

  • Ecl65707135 Ecl65707135 on Mar 09, 2023

    When do they offer the plain steel wheels without holes and with dog dish hub caps?