C3 Carbon Ferrari 458 Carbon Fiber Side Skirts
Made from aerospace-grade autoclaved dry carbon fiber and matched to the Ferrari factory's signature 1x1 3K plain weave pattern, these side skirts are a perfect match to the stunning carbon fiber on the 458. Ferrari can add them to your 458 build at the factory...for $9,000!
You can easily install them yourself using only hand tools for a fraction of the factory cost, without sacrificing even the smallest bit of fitment, finish, or quality. Unlike many other brands, these are not carbon overlaid on fiberglass. C3 uses only 100% hand-laid pre-preg dry carbon fiber, formed in the autoclave at high pressure and temperature using billet aluminum molds.
These Ferrari carbon fiber side skirts were originally developed using highly innovative fluid dynamics techniques and perfected in the wind tunnel in order to optimize the 458's aerodynamics. The lateral plane on each skirt plays a crucial role in reducing high-speed lift by minimizing air flowing from the side of the car into the underside. C3 Carbon's carbon fiber combines cosmetic appeal with outstanding technical performance, reducing the total weight of the car in the process.
- Autoclaved pre-preg dry carbon fiber construction with 1x1 3K plain weave matching factory Ferrari carbon
- Clear-coated with automotive urethane, hand polished to a mirror finish
- OEM-perfect fit
- Digitally 3D laser scanned for guaranteed fitment
- Autoclave formed in billet aluminum molds at more than 100 psi and 200o F
Experience the Difference of C3 Carbon Products
Competition Carbon Components (C3 Carbon) has been steadily gaining in popularity amongst today high-performance driving enthusiasts due to several key factors that help C3 Carbon stand out in a market full of sub-par aftermarket offerings. Each C3 Carbon product is manufactured to provide perfect fit and extreme strength while reducing weight, maximizing quality and ensuring years of exceptional finish. We provide all of this for significantly less money than OEM parts.
Every product we make uses pre-impregnated dry carbon formed in a CNC-machined billet aluminum mold which is manufactured by laser-scanning the OEM component(s) so you know you ll have a perfect fit, every time. Dry carbon is stronger and lighter than wet carbon, often weighing 1/3 of our competitors products. Our manufacturing methods also produce a smoother surface on each part for more dimensional accuracy; shaving edges, widening mounting holes and flexing pieces to make them fit are a thing of the past.
C3 Carbon also applies an automotive urethane clear-coat which is U/V cured for durability and guarantees C3 Carbon parts won't yellow over time.
Many of our competitors use wet carbon (which is heavier), and some use fiberglass with a carbon overlay (much heavier, as the carbon fiber has epoxy literally painted onto it). These materials and manufacturing methods produce a poor finish due to air contamination, and because the epoxy isn t applied uniformly throughout the weave. These products are also much weaker than C3 Carbon products. Finally, most competitors use a fiberglass mold, which is far less expensive but cannot maintain the strict tolerances we demand of our own products. In the end, the fit and finish simply cannot stand up to C3 Carbon products.