GM reinvents carbon fiber to dress up the Corvette ZR1
By Don Sherman
Posted 04.02.2008 at 4:28 pm 5 Comments
After spending $100,000 on a car, you dont expect the lightweight carbon-fiber trim to turn yellow and peel in the sun. But thats the downside for carbon fiber with clear-coat (instead of colored) paint, as GM found when testing materials for the 2004 Corvette Z06 Commemorative Edition. So the company redesigned the clear coat and the epoxy resin binding the carbon fibers in the roof and trim of the 2009 Corvette ZR1.
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