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I thought about this a while ago, and yes, amazingly trick and amazingly expensive. Biggest problem of all is safety though. The bonnet is part of the structure of the car and in an accident its designed to absorb a lot of the forces of an impact.
Strong or weak, the carbon fibre is unlikely to have the same qualities as the steel bonnet. Its not just about strength - the ability of the bonnet to crumple gradually and absorb the energy of an impact is the prime requrement.
Bloody hell Im beginning to bore myself here never mind everyone else!! Thats what watching Holby City does for you.. Thisll never do. Im going for a beer! Back later with the usual nonsense
Whereas most metals will bend before giving way, carbon fibres tend to snap. Seen this happen in mountain biking and not nice when it is your saddle that is made out of carbon fibre and your arse when it snaps!!!!
Thing is youd have to get one made up for you as a one off, which could quite easily cost a couple of k. You could go down the essex boy route of just getting a carbon skinned one which wouldnt cost much. Eliminating these safety issues too.
ring 0191 4781666 the company is called tsunami racing. they have just employed a guy who is a composite engineer. I have seen some of his work and its really good. The manager is called Andy and the guy that does the carbon (anything u want in carbon he will do apparently) is called John.
It will look superb on anything apart from a black car IMHO but even then, would still be trick, go for it. Aint cheap but then again nothing worth having is................