Carbon fiber is practically the new fiberglass, and the super strong, yet sleek, weave is no longer reserved for purist race machines. Prices are slowly beginning to drop for the average consumer, as access to aftermarket carbon parts is steadily increasing. From trunks to hoods and doors to fenders, practically anything can be swapped for a carbon fiber version, for the right price of course. With that being said, the time has come to park the fifth-gen's hood, deck lid, and factory fenders on our 2012 SS Camaro build, as we upgrade to some stronger-than-stock Seibon Carbon components.
Shedding some extra weight is generally the goal of any carbon fiber product, and the structural integrity combined with aggressive styling cues is enough to justify the price in most cases. Like any mod-minded enthusiast would, we anxiously tracked our shipment, and frantically opened the three boxes up as soon as the truck arrived. Needless to say, we were pleased with what we uncovered. For starters, the Seibon hood looks fantastic. The weave is nearly perfect, and thankfully, our new hood survived the shipping process without any devastating dings. Matching the new Camaro hood is a Seibon deck lid. The trunk ships without badges, and has a slightly more aggressive looking spoiler lip on it than stock. Sitting on either side of the hood will be a Seibon carbon fiber fender, retaining the factory fit and flare, but adding that distinctive carbon styling, along with a few less pounds. The fenders ship without badges as well, but considering our project car will eventually be wrapped, the raw weave will have to suffice for the time being. Follow along as we install these sexy carbon fiber components on our fifth-gen project car, and maybe you will get the itch to set up your own ride with a new piece of molded perfection from Seibon!