The new Dodge Challenger is a sight to behold in itself, but a carbon fiber laden Dodge Challenger is a better sight to behold. Let’s be honest, there is something about carbon fiber that just screams “I am a performance machine!” When I see carbon fiber on a car, I automatically assume that the driver is one who takes their car performance seriously. I can’t help it. I know it’s a coy thing to do, but when I see carbon fiber, memories of drooling over race cars and their rugged, form-follows-function stance with pure unpolished carbon fiber sheets form molded for pure vehicle weight reduction and aerodynamic perfection. So, when these memories come rushing back the instant I see carbon fiber, I assume that it is derived from the same people who built race-cars, and then put the pieces into use on the street. Regardless, carbon fiber, in all of its lightness and tensile strength, is a far better option for the weight conscious enthusiast than the stock sheet metal or aluminum, or even the alternative of fiberglass, or FRP. The comparison in looks and performance is no contest.
What the longtime industry leaders at Seibon have put together for the Challenger is an excellent place to start when searching for your carbon fiber accents and body panels. Seibon has made everything from small carbon fiber door handles to entire carbon fiber roofs and doors. The company started out during the big boom of the sport compact car scene that emerged from the late nineties and continued on through the early 2000’s. In 2003 SEIBON burst onto the scene as the newest competitor to beat, providing the scene with quality carbon fiber pieces and competitive prices. After establishing themselves as a true competitor and earning a quality reputation for themselves, they began to branch out in the automotive world. They moved from strictly serving sport compacts to the American V-8 pony car market encompassing the new Mustangs, Camaro’s, and the reintroduction of the Charger, Challenger, and are always on the move to include a new line up. The Challenger by nature is a heavy beast, but our woes of being too portly have an answer: scratch the Atkins diet, the Challenger has the carbon fiber diet. Supplied by Seibon, we can literally shave hundreds of pounds off of our cars. While things like the hood and trunk will be the biggest weight savers, the little things like the grill and front and rear lips will add up quickly. Not to mention they look the part quite well. When you see the quality that the Seibon Challenger Carbon Fiber puts out on a regular basis, and the fitment that accompanies that quality, it is easy to distinguish Seibon from the rest, and understand the benefit of carbon fiber pieces. The industry that exploded about ten years ago for the aftermarket car scene continues to this day in a much more balanced and user-friendly market, and Seibon still rests on top of the market with a long standing tradition of high quality and excellent service.
The coolest thing that Seibon has done for the automobile aftermarket has been to bring down the once astronomically priced product of carbon fiber that was originally reserved for NASA, the DoD, and F1 racing teams with seasonal budgets that could pay for many multiple college educations. They also did this without sacrificing quality, which is a big deal when you consider the implications of replacing body panels on a car. All in all, we are very excited about the upcoming year for our Challenger and seeing what the in-house engineers will churn out over at Seibon.