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.


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  • 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.”


  • 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


    Stefany Sanchez
    Vitesse | AuDessus
    7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400 West
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    T 443 274 7910
    E [email protected]




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