COMPOSITES

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.

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

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?
#Carbon #tech #people

Porsche Offers Special Manufacture Mods for the Taycan

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

2020 Ford GT: More Power!

Because 647 hp isn’t enough. . . .
#Carbon #HP #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.
#Toyota #body #Carbon

October 1, 9am CST

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McLaren Taking Out More Mass

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

Weighing in on Composites

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

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composite Developed for Toyota EV Concept

Reduced weight is advantageous for EV application
#Toyota #Covestro

McLaren Readies Lightweight Architecture for Future Hybrid Cars

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

Paint by Supercar Numbers…Big Numbers

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

Toyota, Harley-Davidson Nab Top Lightweighting Awards

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

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
#Carbon #AlfaRomeo #HP

Lotus Offers Thriftier Evora

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

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

McLaren Hybrid Tests on the Space Shuttle Runway

Yes, if you’re going to test a car that goes 250 mph, odds are you want something straight and smooth to run it on
#Carbon #racing #HP

Uniti One: Another Scandinavian EV

Uniti has announced that its city car, the Uniti One, is open for deposits. If you live in Sweden or the UK.
#Carbon

Electric Mustang Revealed! (No, Not That One)

Ford is going toward electric vehicles in a big way. And this is one that is really fast, to boot, although at this point, at least, it is just a concept
#Michelin #HP #Ford