Visit an auto show, and you'll find carbon fiber used in spectacularly useless ways. I'm not talking about when it's used to reduce weight on sports cars or improve performance. No, I mean when it is used in thin sheets to make interior or exterior parts looks cool.
Welcome to the latest in ostentatious uses of carbon fiber: the $300,000 Bugatti pool table.
"Just like the hyper sports cars ... the Bugatti pool table is made of the highest-quality materials and even wears the famous Bugatti badge. The carbon-fiber finish of the pool table represents the sporting nature of the French luxury marque, while the strong frame of the table is underpinned by machined aluminum and titanium," according to Bugatti.
You can also buy accessories such as carbon-fiber pool cues, a carbon-fiber pool cue holder and a dimmable carbon-fiber LED light fixture.
Again ... why?
Oh, but don't worry. The company says an "optional servo-driven system deploys a gyroscopic sensor to level the table — in case of installation on board a yacht."
A yacht. Of course.