Something to Make Elon Musk’s Day
Earlier this week the 100th Bugatti Chrion was built in L’Atelier, the facility in Molsheim, France, a car with a blue matt finish—the first ever for the car—on the carbon fiber body.
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Earlier this week the 100th Bugatti Chrion was built in L’Atelier, the facility in Molsheim, France, a car with a blue matt finish—the first ever for the car—on the carbon fiber body. There is a side line that sweeps from the A-pillar to the front of the rocker in Italian red. The wheels are “mink black.”
Shouldn’t these people get back to work building Chirons?
What’s notable is that they’ve been building—or maybe it is more appropriately said, “hand-crafting”—the 1,480-hp super sports cars since the end of 2016. And here it is, just nearly mid-2018 and they’ve produced 100 of them.
Makes the Model 3 production at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California, seem like a high-velocity, well-oiled machine.
Of course, Bugatti plans to build 500 €2.85 million net (~$3.3-million) Chirons and Tesla has preorders for about 100 times that number, so the issue of productivity is a bit more importance in Fremont than it is in Molsheim.
Scene 1After speaking at Detroit's Cobo Hall during the North American International Auto Show, Chip Foose seems genuinely taken with the evident adulation of the audience, and takes the time to answer every question and sign autographs.The second oldest child and only male in a family with four kids, Chip Foose was born in Santa Barbara, California, on October 6, 1963.
The engineers at Zenos Cars have combined recycled carbon fiber, drinking straws and aluminum to create a chassis for a low-volume sports car.
How carbon fiber is utilized is as different as the vehicles on which it is used. From full carbon tubs to partial panels to welded steel tube sandwich structures, the only limitation is imagination.