I remember way back in the day when carbon fiber was reserved solely for the exotic racecars of Formula 1 and multi-million dollar military fighter jets. In those days, I never dreamed that only a few short years later every other Honda Civic that I pass would have a carbon fiber hood or wing. But it's true. While carbon fiber is still extremely expensive compared to the corresponding steel or aluminum parts, it has, in a way, lost its rarity and mystique in the tuning community.