W205 Carbon Interior

The W205 C63 was released earlier this year. We must say this is one elegant car to look at. The new engine is shared with the AMG GT  and its exterior is brilliantly curved. The interior is a huge upgrade compared to the W204 model and it looks better than ever. This new interior face-lift gives the W205 an SLS look and feel.  From the sporty seats to the new center console, its a complete turn around. The W205 does have factory carbon fiber options, but there are still a few things that do not come in carbon.

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We were able to get some of the interior trim in so we can start manufacturing parts for the W205. Once the parts came in, we needed to take all the trim apart to figure out how we are going to laminate the carbon and to see how the entire unit worked as a whole. These parts a little more tricky than the W204 parts, but they  are made very well by Mercedes. 20151016_174633

Once we add a little of our carbon magic to them, they will look fantastic. Within the next couple of weeks, we will have the door trim, dash trim, and the air vents available for the W205!

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MAcarbon’s New Mobile Website

These days, people are spending more and more time on mobile devices. They expect to be able to do more from their phones and tablets at any moments notice. They expect information to be available at their fingertips. We recently revamped our mobile website, and now you can easily access our website anywhere you go!

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Monterey Car Week through the eyes of MAcarbon

MAcarbon had an extremely busy, but good Monterey Car Week this year. We had booths at 5 events this year and attended a few others. We started the “week” off by attending the Pre-Reunion races at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. This is an awesome event and it’s very low key. There aren’t any crowds, the cars are amazing and it’s only $25. If you don’t want to pay you can watch the races from the “Cork Screw” for free.

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The next event was ‘Concours on the Avenue’ in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This is a free concours event on the main drag of Carmel and most importantly…it’s free. There is always a very eclectic group of cars here and it is a must see.

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Friday was the ‘Werks Reunion’ Porsche Club of America show and we had a tent displaying our carbon parts. This show is a must for all you Porschephiles, and the coral is probably more impressive than the show itself.

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A couple of us left ‘Werks Reunion’ and headed over to Monterey for the inaugural ‘Exotics on Canary Row’. This was the first year for this show, but you would never know it by the amount of people and cars in attendance. We had our booth set up overlooking the picturesque Monterey Bay, and we brought along two of our customer’s cars (Ferrari 360 Spider and Audi R8 V10 Coupe). Next to us was one of 3 or 4 McLaren P1’s. Also in attendance were a few Porsche 918’s, a couple Ferrari F50’s, a Pagani Huayra, a few Ferrari La Ferrari’s and a Mercedes CLK GTR…just to name a few. This is sure to become one of the more popular events during ‘Monterey Car Week’ in the years to come.

 

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On Saturday evening we had our parts on display at the ‘Serata Italiana’, held by our friends at the Lamborghini Club America. This was our 6th year sponsoring this event and it’s always a blast. Our table of parts was in set up in a beautiful court yard full of stunning Lamborghini’s including the prototype ‘Asterion’ hybrid and the new Aventador SV Roadster.

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When most of the events in Monterey were winding down, the Ferrari Club of America national meet was just getting started. On Sunday evening we had a booth at the Hyatt in Carmel for the national meet and had a great time talking to our old and new customers.
Monday was the Ferrari Club Concours, where we had a tent displaying our products. This was a really nice event with a great mix of Ferraris new and old.

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It was a tiring week, but it was a blast and we can’t wait for next year.  Click on the photos below to see the entire gallery!

 

The MAcarbon Quality

At MAcarbon, we make parts that we are proud of and pride making a quality product that looks as good or better than OEM.

That final 10%: The thing that makes us stand out from the rest, is our attention to detail…that final 10%. We use the best carbon fiber available at any price and lay it down with as little distortion as possible. We always match the OEM carbon patterns and we pay close attention to the direction of the carbon pattern, the finish and overall look of the part. After several layers of clear and sanding we always do a final ‘color sand’ making the parts smooth and free of any ‘orange peel’.

 

Lamborghini Gallardo Air Vents (Second set ever) and Map Light

 

 

We make parts that stand the test of time and never look aftermarket. In late 2005, We made this set of vents and map light. The vents are actually the second set we had ever made for a Gallardo (the weave is in the wrong direction, because we made these before Lamborghini offered carbon for the Gallardo). Even though these parts have been installed and used for some time, they are still in perfect condition.

Our products are made to last – with quality second to none, and nothing motivates us more than a happy customer.

Modifying an SLS

Yesterday, a long time customer of ours came by the shop with his beautiful SLS to get some carbon added. The car had a perfect blend of red and black leather along with OEM carbon and silver trim. After years of selling and manufacturing carbon parts for this car, this was the first time an SLS had rolled into our shop. The craftsmanship of the car was really nice. It was really interesting to see how the car was designed. The way the engine sat towards the back of the engine bay really caught our attention.SONY DSC

Our customer was interested in some carbon vents, mirror shells, and some carbon shift paddles. Once he dropped off his car, we began to work on it. This gave us a great opportunity to create a several install guides (Coming Soon!). We  discovered that the mirror shells are not as easy to replace as some say it may be, but a trick to it was to remove the glass mirror first! The W204 mirror shells and SLS mirror shells are almost identical, but removing them is not. Everything had to be done extremely carefully because you would not want to replace that $800 glass mirror.

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Once we finished the exterior, we moved to the interior. We swapped the silver vents with carbon ones to compliment the carbon trim throughout the rest of the vehicle.  Our customer told us that he wanted something unique in order to stand out amongst his supercar friends. We had a special set of red carbon shift paddles just for him. Once we set in the new carbon wheel center and red carbon paddles, we added the carbon extensions. We let everything sit in for a couple moments. The red and black carbon totally compliments the rest of the car’s color. Even though it may seem minor, you can see that the detail truly adds to the elegance of the car.

 

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Interior Install Complete!

 

Cars and Coffee at Canepa Design 5-10-2014

The 2nd Cars and Coffee of the year at Canepa Design was just as big as the first. This Cars and Coffee has really become a popular even compared to the previous couple years…as it should be. Beyond the normal people and there cars are the 100 or so cars housed by Canepa. Some of the cars are in the middle of restoration, for sale and there are about 25 that are housed in the motorsports museum upstairs. It is awesome to have the freedom to walk around the entire facility and look at everything. Not to be outdone by the Canepa cars, are the cars in the parking lot. People are really bringing some cool stuff out every month, and there is a little something for everyone. This month there were several American cars from 1920′s rat rods to tri-year Chevys and 1960′s muscle cars along with about 30 Porsches, a few Ferraris, a McLaren, tons of BMW’s and more.

Enjoy the pictures!

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Four of a kind!

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Carbon Fiber trumps metal every time!

Upgrade the air vents on your SLS!

Mercedes SLS Air Vent Set

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Achtung!

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We have just done our second R231 …. It really grabs your attention without being ‘over the top’ …. kind of like the R231 itself, a class act! ….  Your SL needs carbon …. Our seven piece kit replaces all of the wood panels in the interior. 

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RM racing of Arizona did the installation, Thanks Randy!

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Canepa Cars and Coffee

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If you live in the Bay Area and have yet to see Canepa Design, you are missing out!

Their facility, located in Scotts Valley, is first-class and having an on-site museum is a definite plus!

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Canepa Cars & Coffee will take place from 8am-12pm on the second Saturday of the month through October.

The perfect event for clubs, aficionados, and car crazies of all ages!   

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We Love the SLR!

Below you see John enjoying his handiwork! …. Yes, the SLR is done and we love it …. John had other words in the midst of the project, but all is well …. the Mansory body glistens in the sun …. and now the interior shines as well!

Premier Exotics gets their baby back!

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