Vitesse | AuDessus Startup Dresses Exotic Cars In Full Carbon Fiber Bodies

Vitesse | AuDessus is the name of a new US-based boutique carbon fiber atelier which manufactures bespoke automotive pieces.

The company specializes in handcrafted bespoke carbon fiber exteriors, interiors, components and monocoques for some of the world’s most exclusive sports cars. Vitesse | AuDessus produces one-off parts for models like the Bugatti Veyron, McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, Lamborghini Aventador and many others.

“We had a challenge: how do we make something that is already incredibly rare, sexy and exciting even rarer, sexier and even more exciting? The answer? We adorn every inch of it in handcrafted carbon fiber,” says Vitesse | AuDessus CEO Stefany Sanchez.

You can check out some of their projects in the photo gallery, which includes full carbon fiber bodies for the Ferrari 458 Italia, LaFerrari and Lamborghini Aventador. The company says carbon fiber exteriors typically cost from $100,000 to $200,000. However, bespoke pieces for Bugatti Veyron, Mclaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari and Ferrari Enzo “may carry a premium over that.”

Vitesse | AuDessus says it encourages its customers to become engaged in the planning and creative process, offering them a wide selection of weaves, colors and final finishes to choose from. Owners are given the latest 3D renderings and physical samples to help them decide on a final version, which may or may not conform with OEM standards.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • Yalchin

    Sweet!

  • Simon Charreyre

    thank Mrs Sanchez for giving a french name to your company but there was nothing wrong with “Speed Above”

    I wonder how the car reacts to those changes. the whole bodywork in carbon fiber can affect the weight distribution of the car and so the performances and i can assume that was very well studied by the engineers when they designed the car.

    Making a car sexier or rarer doesn’t make it better.

    (of course I speak of cars that are not already fully carbon fiber)

  • fabri99

    Lambos look good in that, other cars…not really.

  • Six_Tymes

    “may or may not conform with OEM standards.”

    hmmm

  • Mr. Charreyre,

    I am happy to address your talking points…

    I suppose it is rather gratuitous to brand the firm as Vitesse AuDessus…then again, the supercar crowd isn’t all-together utilitarian.

    Now to the matter of vehicle dynamics. Carbon fiber, on average, offers a 30% weight savings over aluminum and a 50% savings over steel. Since the whole of the exterior fascia is replaced in our “full carbon fiber” applications, one can expect a balanced weight reduction and a lowered center of gravity, which, as you well know, contributes to better handling dynamics. Thus, the vehicle that we deliver to our clients is now lighter and more agile. Bonuses in anyone’s book I should think, no? As far as any possible negative side affects as a result of straying from OEM, it can be said that, aside from the McLaren F1, the change in weight distribution introduced by the presence or absence of a passenger alone would be more deleterious.

    Plenty an economist would disagree with your sentiments regarding aesthetics and rarity. Academic discussions aside, the very essence of these vehicles is that they are sexy, and rare, and over the top. After all, a Prius is a fine vehicle, but I doubt it will serve as anyone’s muse anytime soon. We make our clients’ vehicles sexier and rarer and more exciting, which serves to ad more than value good sir…but passion.

    Vitesse | AuDessus. Tell a better story

    Cheers,

    Stefany Sanchez
    Vitesse | AuDessus
    7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400 West
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    T 443 274 7910
    E [email protected]
    http://www.vitesseaudessus.com

    LinkedIn
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanysanz
    http://www.linkedin.com/company/vitesse-audessus

    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/VitesseAuDessus

    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/VitesseAuDessus

You Know You Want This 10K-Mile 1994 Supra Turbo – But Can You Afford It?

This twin-turbo Supra seems to be in all original, and pretty fine, condition, but it has a six-figure price tag.

Modern Take On Iconic Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Looks Absolutely Spot-On

If the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR and AMG One had a baby, it could look like this.

Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Is Back, Gains Gorgeous Speedster Variant

Only 38 units of the resurrected Vantage V12 Zagato will be made: 19 Coupés and 19 Speedsters.

This Mercedes Driver In New Jersey Parked On Top Of A Toyota

According to the Maywood Police Department, the Merc driver pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake.

Strange Rover: Honda Element Owner Loves British Luxury SUV’s… Badges

This boxy Honda SUV gets some original logos, funny-looking dual exhausts – and that’s all.

Today’s AI Quiz: Do Robot Dogs Dream Of Hauling Box Trucks?

Apparently, Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robots are looking to steal jobs from sled dogs too.

Dodge Challenger Gets Acquainted With The Liberty Walk Ethos

Wide body kits are Liberty Walk’s specialty, and this one seems to suit the Challenged just fine.

Fancy A “Cheap” Rolls-Royce? This Phantom Drophead Coupe Might Be The One

The highest bid for this one-owner Phantom Drophead Coupe currently sits at under $100k.

Ask Us Anything About The 2018 Lexus RC F 10th Anniversary Edition

Lexus has handed over the keys to a 2018 RC F – so what would you like to know about it?.

We’d Love To See Tesla’s “Blade Runner” Pickup Look Like This

The Tesla pickup will offer seating for six people and a maximum range of up to 500 miles.