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kickasswelch69 02-24-2011 10:24 AM

2010 Hennessey Carbon fiber GMPP body
Yesterday i was looking up parts for my own customized Camaro. I'm doing this for a school project to find out what it would cost to build my own 2010 Camaro v6 with my own personal touches like headlights wheels, hoods, spoilers. well i came across a site that sells the 2010 Hennessey Camaro Carbon Fiber body FOR 4 GRAND!!! thought you guys may be interested. But what i really want to know is how carbon fiber compares to the stock body for the Camaro. Is it tougher? i know its lighter, but by how much? And how does that effect things like 0-60 and cornering?

Heres the website

pyr0b0y 02-24-2011 10:32 AM

according to the hennessey website, it is a hydrocarobn body kit

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe rather than the whole part being made of carbon fiber, it is a coating. Next to real carbon fiber, there is a clear difference in the look. Not sure about your other questions, but i dont think it will benefit your turning or handling; you would need to look into suspension parts.

kickasswelch69 02-24-2011 10:59 AM

I just read the whole thing, it says full carbon fiber. but just to be sure i emailed Hennessey and asked if it had just a coating or if it was all carbon fiber.

Russo 02-24-2011 11:11 AM

for $4k it should be the real deal... however, if you look at the disclaimer for the RS spoiler, you will see that they require a core charge... if they were making 100% carbon fiber products, they wouldnt need a core because they would already have a mold...

pyr0b0y 02-24-2011 11:52 AM

wouldnt be surprised to see a $4k hydrocarbon kit.....IT IS COMING FROM HENNESSEY!

kickasswelch69 02-24-2011 12:36 PM

so i got an email back from Hennessey and this is what it said:


Thank you for the email. The Carbon Fiber Body Kit uses real Carbon Fiber on the finish and is fiberglass backed for strength. The kit has 4 pcs which includes front bumper, side skirts and rear diffuser.


James "JT" Howard
Sales Manager

Office: 713-650-5322
Mobile: 281-979-2581
Fax: 979-877-0701

pyr0b0y 02-24-2011 12:40 PM

thats interesting, wonder why its listed as a hydrocarbon body kit, can anyone clarify?

kickasswelch69 02-24-2011 01:23 PM

idk. where did you see that at? link please?

pyr0b0y 02-24-2011 01:25 PM

it says hydrocarbon finish

kickasswelch69 02-24-2011 01:27 PM

then they probably reinforced it with fiberglass just like they did with the carbon fiber

pyr0b0y 02-24-2011 01:31 PM

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this is the difference in looks of hydrocarbon vs carbon fiber. Take a look at this pic

There is more info in this thread on the differences:

kickasswelch69 02-24-2011 02:49 PM

well hydrocarbon is a sticker to look like carbon fiber. real carbon fiber is 5x as strong as steel but 2x as stiff. so if you were to hit it with lets say a hammer, it would crack. But i wonder if it were mixed with lets say titanium would it be hella strong...

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