Bonnet is the hinged cover over the engine of motor vehicles that allows access to the engine compartment (or trunk on rear-engine and some mid-engine vehicles) for maintenance and repair. A hood may contain a hood ornament, hood scoop, power bulge, and/or wiper jets. Hoods are typically made out of steel, but aluminum is rapidly gaining popularity with auto companies. Aftermarket manufacturers may construct hoods out of fiberglass, carbon fiber, or dry carbon.
Aftermarket carbon fiber hoods have become popular with performance-minded auto enthusiasts. The import tuner/sport compact crowd was the first market to use and popularize carbon fiber hoods, but the high-tech bonnets have been seen on all types of vehicles in recent years, including luxury cars and classic muscle cars.
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