WASHINGTON, D.C.: A US outfit near here that specialises in making bespoke automotive pieces from carbon fibre has begun to offer its services globally.
Vitesse | AuDessus said it handcrafts bespoke carbon fibre exteriors, interiors, components and monocoques for supercars such as Bugatti Veyron, McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918, Lamborghini Aventador.
Carbon fibre offers huge weight savings over aluminium and steel and increased structural rigidity.
There are few full carbon fibre exotics and supercars on the market today. Thus, each full carbon fibre automotive machine delivered may become more valuable than its standard version.
Carbon fibre exteriors typically range in price from US$100k-US$200k; bespoke pieces for Bugatti Veyron, Mclaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari and Ferrari Enzo may carry a premium over that.
Products are 100% carbon fibre, pre-impregnated with activated resin. After laying the fabric by hand, the part is autoclave-cured, then finished, again by hand. Creating a full carbon fibre exterior to OEM specs typically takes 6-8 weeks.
Vitesse | AuDessus offers onsite installation in the United States, Singapore, Britain, Europe and the Middle East. The installation process typically takes 1-2 weeks.
“We provide our clients with the opportunity to tell a better story,” said Vitesse | AuDessus CEO Stefany Sanchez.