i was talking with Ian Briggs at BAC, and he was telling about some of the new composite construction that is making a carbon wheel viable (as stronger or more more reliable as alumn - crack/fracture testing) he is connected to the right vendors and manufactures, and it sounds like it will be happening on at least one high end exotic manufacturer in the very near future.
i still think its "the wrong material for the job" but i am old school....
"I really started paying attention to cars was when they came out with the Nissan Z, the first body. Then I seen the Cherokees, the old square ones, and I was like, “Wow, that’s cool.” Then I seen the Isuzu jeeps and I seen the Wranglers."
-Lotus Cars VP of Global Design