ABT Sportsline has come up with a full vehicle covering that resembles carbon-fiber but is actually a low-cost adhesive. The material has been shaped to fit the Audi Q7 and R8, and can be applied to every external panel on the car.
Replacing a car’s body panels with lighter carbon-fiber is a simple way to increase the performance of a vehicle without having to touch any of the mechanicals. However, adding this new adhesive film on top of the body panels will have no effect on performance.
The matt carbon film is said to be virtually indistinguishable from real carbon-fiber, right down to the touch and feel, and it can also be produced in other colors. If the option proves popular, ABT Sportsline plans to expand it to the Audi A4 and TT as well.