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Carbon Fiber

[PICS] C5 Corvette Z06 Looses Nearly 300 Pounds with Full Carbon Fiber Body

With all the attention given to the outstanding C7 Corvette these days, the C5 seems to have taken a back seat in the public’s eye.

But not everyone has given up on the fifth generation 1997-2004 Corvette.

Take the owner of this C5 over in Greece, for example, who apparently had all the money and desire to create the lightest version of his car that is humanly possible, hiring Carbon Fiber Customs to create all new body panels out of carbon fiber.

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[Operation Air Flow] Episode 3: Dyno Time for our CORSA Exhaust and Intake Install

It’s time to button up Operation Air Flow. In Episode 1 we installed a CORSA carbon fiber intake on our 2009 Corvette coupe with the help of our friends at Smokey’s Dyno and Performance. Then in Episode 2 they helped us bolt on a CORSA Sport performance exhaust system. Prior to each episode we ran our C6 on the dyno at Smokey’s so we could compare the stock horsepower and torque numbers to those after each component was installed. Now it’s time to share the results.

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Carbon Fiber Roofs Constrained on 2014 Corvette Stingray Orders

As production of the new C7 continues to ramp up, GM has announced a another round of option constraints for the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The constraints tell dealers which options are not currently available for the listed Target Production Weeks.

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Japanese Firm Takes a Stake in Company that Supplies Carbon fiber Panels for the Corvette Stingray

A Japanese company that is the world’s largest maker of carbon fibers has bought 20 percent of the supplier that will be producing two carbon fiber body panels for the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

The move by Tokyo-based Toray Industries Inc., to buy a minority stake in Michigan-based Plasan is a bid to expand its carbon fiber composite material business globally in the automotive field.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: Carbon Fiber Panels

During Sunday’s broadcast of the American Le Mans Series at the Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase at Road America, Corvette Racing’s Program Manager Doug Fehan delivered the latest Tech Transfer segment which centered on the Corvette’s carbon fiber panels.

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