#CARBON

Composites

McLaren Readies Lightweight Architecture for Future Hybrid Cars

Produced in-house, the carbon-fiber tub will start underpinning new models next year
#chassis #Carbon #McLaren

Sales

Paint by Supercar Numbers…Big Numbers

Carbon Fiber Finish Adds $443K to $3 Million Koenigsegg Supercar
#body #oddities #Carbon

Hybrid

Legendary French Brand Reborn as $2 Million Hypercar Maker

Classic European nameplates never die, they’re resurrected as high-powered hybrids. 
#Carbon

Batteries

Porsche Taycan EV Gets Quick Tech Upgrades

New features include a “smart lift” suspension, color head-up display, adaptive charging and OTA subscriptions
#chassis #Volkswagen #tech

Fuel Cells

Startup Teases Fuel Cell-Powered Supercar

The XP-1, which is 9 years in the making, could hit the streets by 2022
#Carbon

World’s Fastest SUV Gets New Look, Adds Fuel Efficiency Tech

Alternating cylinder deactivation system boosts fuel efficiency and reduces emissions
#Carbon #Continental

Batteries

Maserati Revs Up Ferrari-Powered Performance Models

Internally developed V-6 waiting in the wings
#Carbon #Chrysler #Maserati

Interiors & Electronics

“Ultimate Analog Supercar” Takes Shape

Gordon Murray’s upcoming T.50 gets V-12 power and a super-lightweight design
#McLaren #chassis #body

Batteries

Sustainability Moon Shot

Greater cooperation called for to meet long-term goals
#GeneralMotors #Carbon #sustainability

Composites

Toyota, Harley-Davidson Nab Top Lightweighting Awards

Electric motorcycles, free-standing seat frames, composite steering knuckles and tension leaf springs
#HarleyDavidson #BASF #Toyota

Composites

McLaren Taking Out More Mass

Supercar builder uses everything from composites to titanium to lighten vehicles.
#McLaren #HP #Pirelli

Batteries

Pushing the Limit of Electric Power: 1,400-hp Mach-E

Drifting and dragging with seven motors
#Brembo #HP #Ford

Plastics

What bp’s Sale of Its Petrochemical Business Might Mean

bp is changing its business model in a big way. This is something other companies should pay attention to.
#Carbon

Quality

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety
#Audi #BMW #Chevrolet

Business

Energy Giant bp Faces Future

Pre-COVID initiatives being accelerated, it seems
#sustainability #emissions #Carbon

Design

2003 Ferrari Enzo Nets Online Auction Record of $2.6 Million

Extravagant impulse buying with the click of a mouse
#Lamborghini #McLaren #Carbon

Business

New CEO to Replace Diess at VW Brand

Peacemaker role for incoming Brandstaetter
#europe #people #Volkswagen

Hybrid

German Startup Targets Electric Hypercar

Can EV racer live up to its hype?
#europe #Lamborghini #Carbon

Sales

Weighing in on Composites

Continental Structural Plastics aims to grow its sales from about $900 million last year to $1.5 billion by 2025.
#Ford #Toyota #Carbon

Propulsion

Save the Environment, Drive a Jeep?

Making a case for adding green credentials to off-road performance
#sustainability #emissions #Fiat