COMPOSITES

How Recycled Materials Create a Highly Efficient EV

Innovative design and engineering create a compact sports car that is built largely with recycled waste materials

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Group

McLaren Carbon Fiber and an Appealing UI

McLaren offers more carbon fiber for a carbon fiber-intensive car; Visteon provides F-150 digital gauge screen
#Visteon #McLaren #Ford

VW Aero Car from the 1980s

Yes, it is highly aerodynamic. And for a car with 177 hp, fast. But not exactly the stuff of daily driving.
#Volkswagen #HP #Carbon

Lexus GS Brings on the Black. Gloss Black

Limited-edition sport sedan coming this summer to a dealer near you. And there will be just 200 built.
#Lexus #HP #Carbon

Cars Without Coffee: Bennion Designs Corvettes. And Drives Them, Too.

Eighth in a series. Why wouldn’t he have a 660-hp Corvette in his garage?
#tech #Carbon #people

December 3, 9am CST

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McLaren Taking Out More Mass

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

Weighing in on Composites

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

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composite Developed for Toyota EV Concept

Reduced weight is advantageous for EV application
#Covestro #Toyota

Israeli Firm Eyes High-Volume Carbon Fiber Body Applications

Advances could make the lightweight material a cost-effective way to boost EV driving ranges
#Carbon

JLR Uses Aerospace Sensors to Test Lightweight Materials

New metals and advanced composites will be subject to extreme conditions

SSC Shatters Speed Record

Tautara hypercar tops 300 mph—and then some
#racing

Alfa Brings Back an Up-to-Date GTA

The company is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, and a smokin’ fast tribute car is part of the celebration
#AlfaRomeo #HP #Carbon

Porsche Offers Special Manufacture Mods for the Taycan

Of course you need to get that Taycan modified by the people in Zuffenhausen
#Carbon #tech #Porsche

2020 Ford GT: More Power!

Because 647 hp isn’t enough. . . .
#HP #Carbon #Ford

Vehicular Lightweighting: Path. Strategy. Endgame.

The automaker with the best solution for reducing weight will be the one with the clearest vision of the endgame and the strategy to get there.
#Chrysler #Dodge #Toyota

Lotus Offers Thriftier Evora

Well, that has to be put in a certain amount of context. . .
#Apple #Carbon #Lotus

Can You Be a Rebel in a Maserati Quattroporte?

Well, if you are one of 225 people in North America, you can find out
#Maserati #Carbon