Comments - 5 Ultra-Light Carbon Fiber Supercars

Published: Jul 21, 2012
Description: It's an unfortunate fact of life that supercars are often big and bulky machines. After all, you don't get to 500-plus horsepower without packing on a few pounds. Thankfully, there's ca...
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Jason Brown Jul 22, 2012
You can get price quote from Zoltek, a carbon fiber manufacture. Cheap stuff will run you about $150 per pound while steel for about $1 per pound. My company has used them many times.
Jason Brown Jul 22, 2012
Mike you are absolutely correct. Most carbon fiber uses a small about of actual carbon nanotubes. If these super cars would use the 90-95% carbon nanotubes in the carbon fiber than the cost would most likely double the car price.
Mike Ulickey Jul 22, 2012
Not positive but depending on quality I believe carbon fiber has the potential to be stronger.
Esam Mohammad Jul 21, 2012
I get that carbon fiber makes cars lighter .. But doesn't it make them weaker also ?! I mean is it as strong as normal steel or aluminum ?
Paul Lissona Jul 21, 2012
Nobody knows how to spell.
Christian De Prisco Jul 21, 2012
Session elemento.....sesto elento.... Lol
Thibault Leroy Jul 21, 2012
@Ken obviously you dont realize this is about conversions
Ken Kirtland Jul 21, 2012
this list is horrible, the only car i agree with being on here is the huayra. that aventador isnt even full carbon! where is a koenigsegg agera r? i realize this is more about conversions but still.
Bull Dogone Jul 21, 2012
Ironic. My girlfriend motto is also "No Fatties" !
Joe Fats Harper Jul 21, 2012
@Nick this article is more about carbon fiber conversions to existing cars. If you owned a supercar, you could buy any of these kits right now.. The session elemento is still a one-off, with nothing yet in production
Carlos Eduardo Gaviria Jul 21, 2012
What I want to know is exactly how many pounds each car lost after all that money spent on carbon fiber
Erik Lopez Jul 21, 2012
I think you only read the title and saw the pictures.
Nick Yekikian Jul 21, 2012
Aye, why isn't the Lambo Sesto elento on here? It's named after carbon itself for christs sake...
Description: The Carbonado Aventador from Mansory features a new carbon fiber front fascia with optimized air intakes, a carbon fiber hood, side sills, rear bumper with integrated diffuser and larger rear wing. Al...
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Kyle Smith Jul 21, 2012
That's down 0.1, the Aventador does it 2.9s stock from most sources. Also the faster a car is, the harder it is to get the 0-60 time down. That weight loss still helped with handling, top speed and fuel economy.
Daniel Sullivan Jul 21, 2012
Yeah, carbon fiber body panels don't really save much weight. Maybe 40 pounds for an entire body, at most. Article title is kind of misleading.
Wyatt Gordon Jul 21, 2012
perfectly idiotic way to ruin a great car (even though i don't even like Lamborghini very much to start with). these mods and the "tuning" (meaning f*cking it up, excuse my French) company "Mansuckery" are just idiotic
Kyle Kloewer Jul 21, 2012
I also don't like exposed carbon fibre it's not creative
Jordan Jackson Jul 21, 2012
I think they should have painted it, the exposed carbon fiber thing is too common now, and it's getting old
Chris Penza Jul 21, 2012
I'm not a fan of the wheels but the rest is awesome
Thibault Leroy Jul 21, 2012
The rims are not too great but the rest of the car more than makes up for it
Brandon Whybrew Jul 21, 2012
yea the wheels could be changed but the body looks amazing!
Mike Jimmy van Varik Jul 21, 2012
See I'm the opposite I think it doesn't look great , the rims in particular
Westly Burgos Jul 21, 2012
This is the 1st mansory car that doesn't make me want to rip my eyes out. It actually looks incredible!
Andrew Hossann Jul 22, 2012
I wonder how light a cf lotus would be
350Z Pilot Jul 21, 2012
I'm kind of likin' the wheels though.
Bull Dogone Jul 21, 2012
Oh it is. Photoshop all the way.
Boyd Boudreaux Jul 21, 2012
Looks like a rendering
Description: The Pagani Huayra Carbon Edition pictured here very nearly stole the show at the 2012 Genenva Motor Show. The Italian supercar ditched regular paint in favor of a carbon fiber coating (anything helps)...
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Lance Joyce Aug 20, 2012
carbon fibre !!!!!
Yousef Khorsheed Jul 23, 2012
Looks like a Ferrari
Peter Mark Gacek Jul 23, 2012
It's actually carbon fiber-titanium!
Daniel Sullivan Jul 22, 2012
@tom, @wyatt - this car is all carbon fiber. It's a mistake in the article. See google.
Wyatt Clark Jul 21, 2012
@Tom: That's what I got from the article too. It's not really that impressive.
Kyle Kloewer Jul 21, 2012
This car deserves this carbon fibre exposed and all
Keenan Casteel Jul 21, 2012
Is this the carbotanium? I know the zonda used it.
Dillon Dixon Jul 21, 2012
The best part is that the fibers line up throughout the entire car. Perfection at its finest.
Austin Bride Jul 21, 2012
Still not a zonda. Dont think I'll ever like this more.
Thibault Leroy Jul 21, 2012
the huyra just ODed on carbon fiber.... But its a good thing
John Serely Jul 21, 2012
I absolutely love this. One of the best looking modern cars I've seen...
Josh Negron Jul 21, 2012
Until you see it I person... No one else bookmarks every panel of carbon like Pagani does.
Bull Dogone Jul 21, 2012
Just not a good look.
John Wyatt Rosenberg I Jul 21, 2012
This cars aerodynamic curves are so amazing
Peter Mark Gacek Jul 23, 2012
I love those pirelli's
Mike Ulickey Jul 22, 2012
The Attention to detail that goes into this car is amazing. Beautiful car
John Serely Jul 21, 2012
This is gorgeous
Jonny Shaw Jul 21, 2012
I'd bum this car silly
Description: German tuners Anderson have given the Ferrari 458 Italia a complete carbon fiber makeover. The aptly named 458 Carbon Edition has a lightweight aerodynamic package featuring a new front and rear spoil...
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Peyman Akbari Nov 24, 2012
Very beautiful
Yousef Khorsheed Jul 23, 2012
Looks like a Japanese car
Daniel Sullivan Jul 22, 2012
Roof is just a body panel. They replaced it with cf. Not layered. Not that hard to change. They just had to remove the headliner.
Tin Nguyen Jul 21, 2012
How do they replace the the roof with carbon fiber? Cut out the roof and replace it with carbon fiber?
Jason Colkitt Jul 21, 2012
I was half expecting to see a horrid cf bonnet with minimal trim. But this... Oh no this was well planned. I'm in love with the quality of this one
Bull Dogone Jul 21, 2012
At least this is tastefully done. I was getting ready to flip if I turned the page and saw an all CF 458.
Trey Villarreal Jul 21, 2012
This looks just a little bit too amazing.
Description: The PPI Design Audi R8 Razor GTR (made for Swedish skier Jon Olsson) has a complete carbon body kit, with every panel of the supercar replaced with 600 gram carbon mesh and protected by ten layers of ...
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Adithya Chandrasekhar Jul 21, 2012
10 layers of lacquer????
Wyatt Gordon Jul 22, 2012
and youre obviously a cock
Wyatt Gordon Jul 21, 2012
why do they write a story on this car every 5 minutes? the mods are hideous IMO, and carbuzz just seem to not be able to not mention this abomination every chance they get
Jordan Jackson Jul 21, 2012
THAT is how gold should be used on a car, nice looking stripes and some subtle touches of it elsewhere, good looking car
Thibault Leroy Jul 21, 2012
this has got to be the sexiest R8 out there
ShaneVenhorst Jul 21, 2012
This + UGR twin Turbo = one of the best cars ever.
Jay Arora Jul 21, 2012
Should be Bat Mobile
Daniel Sullivan Jul 22, 2012
Love the R8. Looks like a spaceship compared to every other car in the road. But this looks like a high schoolers honda civic gone bad.
Andrew Hossann Jul 22, 2012
Lose the stripes keep the sills
Mike Ulickey Jul 22, 2012
This car is amazing. Gold looks pretty good, something different, looks like the stripes continue at the bottom of the front fascia which looks a bit off.
Dillon Dixon Jul 21, 2012
This is the only R8 I love. This looks fantastic.
David Purcell Jul 21, 2012
Yea idk about the gold I think if you take it off I might like it a little more but looks so sick!!!
Jordan Jackson Jul 21, 2012
I disagree, if you take the gold away, it gets boring, how many times has a black car been done, right
Boyd Boudreaux Jul 21, 2012
Ditch the gold you have pure awesomeness
Description: There isn't much of a difference between Anderson's 458 Carbon Edition (pictured above) and the 458 Black Carbon Edition pictured here. Carbon fiber has been used on the air intakes, center ...
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Wyatt Clark Jul 21, 2012
@Jason: IKR! I want to see this R8!
Phil Johnson Jul 21, 2012
Pretty useless if you forget to mention how much they actually weigh
Jason Colkitt Jul 21, 2012
Love how they seemingly forgot to upload the last pic or two
David Liebe Hart Jul 21, 2012
An article about lightweight cars, with no mention of weight figures
Chris Gaines Jul 21, 2012
speak for yourself, this r8 is amazing
Yousef Khorsheed Jul 23, 2012
All it needs is an underground racing twin turbo
Wyatt Gordon Jul 21, 2012
mmmm i like that
Janak Solanki Jul 21, 2012
Ahh that's more like it.
Michael LeVan Jul 23, 2012
It wants a track to play on.
Janak Solanki Jul 21, 2012
I like the fact that the car looks pretty stock, but that black out treatment is bad ass
David Purcell Jul 21, 2012
Wow stunning. I think this is top ten articles car buzz has done