Carbon-fiber floor mats are a thing now

Apparently carbon-fiber floor mats are thing now. Porsche will sell you a set for your 911 for only $1240. This is a fantastic weight-reducing accessory that will surely improve your laps times, just like the carbon-fiber trim around your radio does. And these have leather edging so that they’re both lightweight and tastefully match the leather covered air vent slats ($1200) and the leather covered fuse box cover ($390). 
Let’s think about this. Did someone, somewhere said “I love my floor-mats but the weight of them just kills my laps times, if there was some way of making them lighter?”
If the weight of the floor mats was somehow really an issue, most people would just, you know, remove the damn floor mats. But not Porsche and certainly not the Porsche enthusiasts. They made carbon-fiber floor mats. Floor mats, per their basic design, are suppose to be easily replaceable items, protecting the pricey not-easily-replaceable floor carpeting from whatever is on the bottom of your shoes. I doubt the whole carpet costs as much as these floor mats, even at Porsche prices. 
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17 responses to “Carbon-fiber floor mats are a thing now”

  1. neight428 Avatar

    Porsche options are high comedy, but who doesn’t like custom seat belt colors and getting the porsche crest embossed on the end of the turn signal stalk.
    FWIW, you can take their cheapest model, a base Macan (base MSRP $47,800), all the way up to $143,000 if you check every box including the carry bag for the front wheel of your bicycle. It really is a shame that they don’t allow you to choose a custom color for the lining of that bag.

    1. Rover 1 Avatar
      Rover 1

      These are an excellent idea. I’ve long been worried about the extra weight of the leather trimming on the airvents available as an option on Porsches. (911 vent in image)
      These floormats would nicely offset the extra weight incurred by going for full leather everywhere.
      Those cunning Porsche marketeers,(sorry, meant to put engineers) sure think of everything.
      And as a bonus it only costs money!

      1. P161911 Avatar

        Is the frog skin lighter than the standard leather? (I seem to remember a few years ago that purple frog skin was an actual option on Porsches. )

      2. HuntRhymesWith Avatar

        I can see those becoming unglued and nasty in fifteen years from all the heat cycles.

        1. Rover 1 Avatar
          Rover 1

          Pfff, who keeps a new Porsche 15 years?

  2. mdharrell Avatar

    Am I the only one to see the opportunity to sell protection for the floor mats in the form of $1850 slipcovers made of carpet that matches the rest of the interior? Or $2330 for a contrasting color.

    1. neight428 Avatar

      Can you get the Porsche crest embossed on them?

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        Certainly, as an appliqué in carbon fiber. Price upon request.

        1. Vairship Avatar

          Only if they’re available with BlueTooth. BlueTooth everything!

  3. Batshitbox Avatar

    Just plain carbon fiber? Audi has Copper carbon fiber* bits.
    * in my native patois, “coppa-cahbin-fiebah-guy”

  4. Sjalabais Avatar

    Around here, rubber floor mats are a must, and this stuff really is heavy. Every time my van’s rear end slides off sideways, I blame my 15kg boot mat.

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    Alas, the carbon, leather-lined equivalent would be “valued” at twice the whole vehicle’s current value. At full tank.

    1. Vairship Avatar

      Rubber floor mats are bad, as they trap condensation and other moisture, causing rust. That’s why carbon fiber floor mats are worth the slight extra $$$$$$$$. Personally, I use Nomex floor mats in my PT Cruiser.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        A newspaper under the rubber mats does the job of sucking up eventual moisture leaks and condensation. They smell wet socks when they actually get moist occasionally, so it’s easy to remember to rotate them.

  5. outback_ute Avatar

    Suerel a major constituent element of cocoa mats is carbon?

  6. Alff Avatar

    Carbon fiber is still too heavy. I prefer gossamer in my Alfa. It’s not very resilient, but given enough time (and spiders) in the garage it is self-healing.


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