High quality carbon parts
The utilization of carbon fiber parts is not a privilege of motorsports only these days. By now many road legal cars come with carbon fiber applications as standard. Of course, carbon fiber has several advantages over plastic or metal due to its combination of being very light but strong at the same time. However, for many customers it’s all about good looks.
That’s why MANHART Performance also adds carbon fiber applications to our cars. The MANHART carbon parts for vehicles like the BMW X6M or BMW M5 F90 are parts which have been designed and developed in-house. Development and production takes place in Germany to guarantee the highest quality possible. CAD development takes a key role in the development of all MANHART carbon parts. CAD technology allows us to aim for the best standards in fitment and outward appearance.
You will find all our carbon parts in the MANHART Performance web store.
MANHART Carbon Hood
MANHART Performance use specifically developed carbon parts. The development always focuses on a design, which follows function. The MANHART carbon hood follows this path perfectly. Made of high quality carbon fiber the MANHART hood has got several advantages over a standard metal hood due to its material and design. Firstly we focused on weight savings when creating the MANHART carbon hood. Whilst a standard hood of a BMW M6 weighs about 12,5 kg, the MANHART hood only weighs 8,05 kg. This is a weight reduction of almost 4,5 kg with just one single body part.
Apart from the weight advantage the MANHART hood is specifically designed not only to look good, but also to improve the performance of the engine. With its GTR-style air vents which cover about one-fifth of the hood’s surface, the MANHART hood offers an enhanced circulation of air in the engine bay. Consequently at higher vehicle speeds, a stronger flow of air will ensure enhanced flow of the hot air exiting the engine bay. Especially for high performance engines this additional cooling is a very useful feature.
For many sports-car or supercar owners the look is almost as important as the performance. With this in mind the MANHART carbon hood was developed to upgrade the overall look of the vehicle. While designing the hood we focused on making the hood look stunning compared to a standard hood. The improved sporty and dynamic look is never too intrusive. Following this principle the MANHART carbon hood perfectly fits into the design language of MANHART Performance. Sporty an more dynamic than a standard car, but always elegant and sleek. This is the principle based on which the MANHART carbon hood is a great visual addition to any car.
On the configuration side, customers can choose between a range of options. The MANHART hood can be ordered in gloss carbon with the carbon pattern all exposed or in body color. Customers who are very outgoing can also order the MANHART carbon hood in a contrasting color. The MANHART carbon hood is available for a range of vehicles, such as the BMW M2/M3/M4 as well as for the M5/M6/M8 and the X5M/X6M models. Depending on each model the carbon hood is designed slightly different to give each hood and sports car a unique look.