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Old 10-21-2011, 03:22 AM   #1
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I know that this is outside the 986 discussion, but I just got back from a trip and saw a completely Carbon Fibered covered Panamera. I actuality I thought that they made a good looking car ugly. It looked more like a HotRodders primer colored Rod than than a classy ride. JMHO, Ed
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If you think that the full carbon fiber treatment is bad, wait until someone paints it flat black. After that, someone will create one with the full chrome treatment.

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Plus it is just a carbon fiber sheet on a sticker and not actually carbon fiber construction, now if they wanted to make a real carbon fiber body for a Panamera, that would look cool like the Audi R18 before they painted it.
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"Follow the yellow bri---", damn it, I can't do it, that's just bad... poor turbo cab...
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I saw a similar painted Audi coupe and a new Mercedes C-class coupe with the same treatment carbon fiber .My wife thinks they look awesome .It does give them a mean look.It is probably not for everybody but it is a daring statement and I kind of like it.
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Ok, the Big-Bad-Mama-Tama of a spoiler notwithstanding, this is how you do right by a car when it comes to carbon fiber...actually make everything out of carbon fiber.

Mansory SLS “Cormeum” Gets Carbon Fiber Body, SLR Style | AutoGuide.com News



Oh yea, and adding another 150+ horses doesn't hurt, either, though I must say I'd expect to achieve a lot more than a 200lb reduction in weight from a car as hefty as an SLS by going all CF with the body.
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It's like a car made out of a pair of grey jeans.
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I'm sure they could do a treatment to give it that typically blue denim look to the weave if you wanted, blue200s.
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I'm sure they could do a treatment to give it that typically blue denim look to the weave if you wanted, blue200s.
Now that would be unique! Not good, but unique.
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Thank you, Blue2000s, for visually confirming my worries! Oh man, that gold thing is horrible.
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Now that would be unique! Not good, but unique.
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport had a sort of dark blue hue to its carbon fiber, and I believe Bugatti, ever ready to add to the price tag, gave people the option of choosing a color to apply to their carbon fiber body before it got clear-coated, so it's happened before.

I'm not a big fan of the CF fad, but when it actually has a purpose, like a track car, I'm all for it. On the street I'd be too worried about even getting a rock chip on my bumper, and I don't like to drive like that, because then I don't like driving.
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If you think that the full carbon fiber treatment is bad, wait until someone paints it flat black. After that, someone will create one with the full chrome treatment.

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Funny you should mention that! I have photos on my blackberry from a trip to Vienna in May where I took a few snaps of a tuned up Panamera in flat black. Will try and upload them tomorrow.

Looked different I guess...
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Funny you should mention that! I have photos on my blackberry from a trip to Vienna in May where I took a few snaps of a tuned up Panamera in flat black. Will try and upload them tomorrow.

Looked different I guess...
The one I saw was in Prague. I guess in Eastern Europe ostentatious display of bad taste is in.

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Chrome actually looks good compared to the gold.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FuIDPcfeOSo/TZmwRedZMFI/AAAAAAAACfA/WUZRiLJgWzo/s1600/porsche_997_turbo_chrome_action_tuning_1.jpg
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Sheesh...that must be a evil to clean...
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