PRI 2015: Add Style And Reduce Weight With Anderson Composites

Every car enthusiast loves function and form, especially when the two work in perfect harmony.

This year at PRI, Anderson Composites, sister company to Seibon, brought out a plethora of carbon fiber and fiberglass goodies to show off for new-era musclecars. The first product that caught our eye was the Corvette C7 carbon fiber hood, which looks absolutely stunning. Anderson Composites replicated the OEM-style hood in wet-layup carbon fiber, which is a little heavier than pre-preg carbon fiber, but will still reduce weight over the factory hood by 20 percent.

“With wet-layup carbon fiber, you get the shiny finish with the gel clear coat, and about a 20 percent weight savings over the factory part, but with pre-preg carbon fiber, it has more of a flat look and doesn’t look as brilliant, but it weighs a lot less,” explained Andy Fritts of Anderson Composites.

Another awesome looking hood Anderson Composites brought out was the three-inch cowl hood for the 2010-2013 Camaro SS. The wet-layup carbon fiber cowl hood provides extra space in the engine bay to run power adders, but with the hood being carbon fiber, it still weighs less than a factory hood with no cowl.

The sixth-generation Mustang decklid in wet-layup carbon fiber. Very nice piece!

Anderson Composites also brought out some slick pieces for the sixth-generation Mustang, which include a full carbon fiber decklid, carbon fiber hood, and carbon fiber fenders and flares. Depending on customer preference, carbon fiber pieces can be purchased from Anderson Composites in either wet-layup carbon fiber, or pre-preg carbon fiber.

Anderson Composites caters to the domestic market, as Seibon caters to the import market, so they have a lot of weight-saving pieces for the Challenger, Viper, Mustang, Camaro, Corvette, and much more. Check out their website for more information!

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