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  •  Centerline Bookmatched Carbon Fiber Design on the ME Zora



    It is very exciting to see centerline bookmatched carbon fiber detailing on the exposed CF parts of the ZR1. Having received a private tour of Horacio Pagani's Huayra by Horacio himself I was amazed by the complexity of the process. Realizing it is possible to do this on the ZR1 when it's normally reserved for 2 million dollar plus cars what are the chances of this exotic technique being used on the ME Zora? Your comments are welcomed !

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    As much as I'd like to see this available on the ME, I'm not sure it's ready for 'prime time' yet. I keep reading about carbon fiber issues causing ordering 'restraints' on C7's. On the other hand, Corvette is the right place for GM to introduce and 'prove' the concept is adaptable to mass production. After all, ya' have to start somewhere.
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      Originally posted by Skank View Post


      It is very exciting to see centerline bookmatched carbon fiber detailing on the exposed CF parts of the ZR1. Having received a private tour of Horacio Pagani's Huayra by Horacio himself I was amazed by the complexity of the process. Realizing it is possible to do this on the ZR1 when it's normally reserved for 2 million dollar plus cars what are the chances of this exotic technique being used on the ME Zora?
      I was blown away by the beauty of the ZR1’s centerline matched, visible CF when I first saw it at the LA reveal. It is stunning. And along with all other complexities of carbon fiber manufacturing, it remains one of the major reasons why the ZR1 is supplier-limited to just 192 units/month.

      Skank, I think you are right, that we will see some centerline bookmatched visible carbon fiber of the on the probably-very-limited-production. 2022 model year Zora version, but for cost and production capacity, doubt we will see centerline matched visible CF before then.

      Not suggesting that the roof and other parts of the ME (just lke the entry C7) will not not made of painted over visible CF (with an cost upgrade option for visible CF)

      Here’s a thought (though I have no clue if it is correct). As we all know, all C7’s also come standard with a CF hood — for weight savings over the driving wheels (to fractionally militate the huge weight of the motor on the front axle). Evidentially, the CF’s hood weight savings were/are enough that GM felt making it CF on the entry C7 was weight-wise worth it — for we all know that CF is more expensive to make than is the typical sheet-molded-compound C7 body panels.

      So conversely, might the ME have body panels on the rear of car be CF — not just for weight reduction, but for better weight placement/balance?



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        If they do exposed Carbon Fiber on the ME you can be sure they will centerline the layout if it makes sense !

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