I've always thought that CF wheels were the wave of the future, but there is something not right about them. If they were as awesome as everyone says, they would be standard fare in racing. However, nobody uses them.
I don't think it is due to them being fragile either. Magnesium wheels are fragile; so fragile in fact, that they are throw aways after a certain number of hours. Yet they are used everywhere in racing.
No, I suspect it is because the CF wheels are not stiff enough and consequently flex too much. Can anyone confirm this?
At $8k per set, if they functioned properly and had more than a limited lifespan, they would be well worth the money.
I had a set of mags for the e46 that knocked off 10 lbs a corner. They were totally worth it.