Carbon fiber is a new type of material, which gained fame and popularity after its strength and lightweight attributes were demonstrated in the cutting edge world of Formula 1 racing for many years especially since the late 1970s.
Carbon fiber technology has been developed through Defense research and military funding for many years and during the Cold War, the massive space and military budgets of United States and Soviet Union led to a competition to develop special materials which were light weight, strong, tenacious and able to withstand enormous heat and pressures.
These materials were also developed for use in firearms and naturally they also found a way in automotive sports. The most famous automotive sporting events are the 24 Hour Le Mans in France which is annually held in summer, and the Formula 1 which is held roughly a dozen times a year in all parts of the globe. Other famous race series are the NASCAR and the various rallies around the world, which test the endurance of cars.
In everyday life, carbon fiber hoods may not matter much especially for a family which is trying to meet its budget and raise kids in a recession and perhaps have another child instead of spending money on an accessory which might not have an essential utility in every day driving.
But for car enthusiasts and those who are passionately interested in the latest technologies, have no family or small families, and have a desire to acquire the latest materials might be very happy after installing carbon fiber hoods on their cars.
Carbon fiber hoods are also very useful for car owners who regularly race during the weekends and even during weekdays after work. Carbon fiber hoods can shave tens of pounds from the front of the car, and if the car does not have a perfect 50:50 weight distribution or if the driver wants a slight bias towards more weight in the rear like a Mid Engine Ferrari, Lotus or Porsche, then carbon fiber hoods can be a great addition.
Depending upon what kind of carbon fiber technology is being used, our site can be a great focal point for selecting the best carbon fiber hoods for your car and then getting them installed by skilled accessory specialists.
Carbon fiber can be tougher than high strength steel; aluminum, magnesium and even titanium while considerably lighter then all of them. The one thing to be a little careful about is that the insurance rates will go up since carbon fiber hoods will need a lot of time and money to get fixed if they meet a terrible accident. So drivers should prioritize their budget keeping the advantages and disadvantages of carbon fiber in mind and choose accordingly.