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Faurecia is the Interior Fabricator on the C8 Corvette

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  • Faurecia is the Interior Fabricator on the C8 Corvette

    While observing the C8 Corvette at the Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca, I found out that Faurecia is the Company that makes the Interior on the C8. A French company based in Paris, France with American Headquarters based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. They are a very progressive company with designers that assisted Team Corvette in their curvelinear inspired interior design. Evidently, a perfect fit of design mentality for the curved and layered dash as well as other interior panels. According to Head of Interior Design Tristen Murphy, they were the perfect partner for the C8. In the video below, you can see the linear air blade style vents that are the design inspiration for the C8 Corvette. Also the double layered dash with Euler curves. Very handsome interior that eclipses many exotics easily.

    https://vimeo.com/264035632

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=a5DjedzuhFc

    https://www.faurecia.com/en
    Last edited by Skank; 09-10-2019, 03:35 PM.

  • #2
    That’s quite a video.

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    • #3
      That is an outstanding bit of news. Great sleuthing skank (as usual) I followed up on your post and learned that in 2018 in Spring Hill, TN, Faurecia start a brand new U.S. plant. Think that had something to do with the C8’s interiors lol?

      On Faurecia’s site, I also saw that they do the top Audi and Mercedes interiors. I wonder what other OEM they make interiors for?

      As a say when I make presentations on the C8 since the reveal, they went from a C7 interior to the current C9 interior (and the C7’s interior was an award winning interior itself).
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      • #4
        They also do the interiors of Bugatti and Ferrari, If I'm not mistaken.

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        • #5
          Faurecia has been a very creative and innovative supplier for a long time. They have been a client of mine since around 1998 until I sold my company. I still meet with their EVP of strategy a couple of times a year including at CES, SEMA, etc.
          Enthusiastic owner of 'RedHot' Prod.Wk 7 Oct '13 Museum Del. 29 Oct '13
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          • #6
            Can't wait to see it in person. From the photos, leaps and bounds over traditional Chevy offerings.

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            • #7
              Interior of the C8 looks fantastic on my computer screen.
              2020 Convertible, Torch Red, 2LT, NPP, Natural, GT1, E60, Q8Q, perpetual status 3000

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              • #8
                The French company of Faurecia has a couple facilities near the cities of Molshiem and Mulhouse, France. Bugatti is based in Molshiem at the original location of Bugatti. Ironically, the two latest Bugatti's have interior design elements that somewhat parallel the C8. No doubt, Faurecia could have indicated to Team Corvette certain design details that they could pull off since they had already developed the fabrication processes to accomplish the look of those flowing designs. Layered IP binacle canopies, vertical alignment of control buttons, and colored recesses that flow up on the top surface of the dash are some of those design elements that parallel both cars.

                https://robbreportedit.files.wordpre...g?w=1000&h=562

                https://st.motortrend.ca/uploads/sit...n-interior.jpg
                Last edited by Skank; 08-21-2019, 01:27 PM.

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                • #9
                  In black, the Bugatti looks almost not ugly. The interior seems really overwrought to me, but I guess that's what people who spend millions on a car are looking for. It needs to shout LOOK AT ME!
                  Last edited by meyerweb; 08-21-2019, 07:40 PM. Reason: typo
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                  Purchased 5/2/2015,
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                  • #10
                    Bugatti's are interesting cars, mostly because they excel at two things.

                    Going really, really fast in a long straight line.

                    And

                    Exhibiting the wealth of the owner.

                    It is basically the equivalent of driving a private jet and exudes similar wealth.

                    For my multi-million dollar fever dream I would rather own a Pagani or Koenigsegg as those cars serve similar functions but also exude a different kid of auto enthusiasm. Its a comparison similar to watches, everyone knows the name Bugatti kinda like Rolex, but you have to be a bit more indoctrinated in the auto world or watch world to know names like Horacio Pagani or Patek Phillipe.

                    Either way, I wish i had the disposable wealth to own any of those.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Supermassive View Post
                      Bugatti's are interesting cars, mostly because they excel at two things.

                      Going really, really fast in a long straight line.

                      And

                      Exhibiting the wealth of the owner.

                      It is basically the equivalent of driving a private jet and exudes similar wealth.

                      For my multi-million dollar fever dream I would rather own a Pagani or Koenigsegg as those cars serve similar functions but also exude a different kid of auto enthusiasm. Its a comparison similar to watches, everyone knows the name Bugatti kinda like Rolex, but you have to be a bit more indoctrinated in the auto world or watch world to know names like Horacio Pagani or Patek Phillipe.

                      Either way, I wish i had the disposable wealth to own any of those.
                      I wasn't trying to exude wealth or showcase that. I was simply suggesting that if they can do the job for those two auto makers, certainly they can handle the Corvette. Having sat in one, I am here to tell you that they did!!!

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