MATERIALS & LIGHTWEIGHTING

Propulsion

2020 Ford GT: More Power!

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

Materials & Lightweighting

Lotus Offers Thriftier Evora

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

Carbon Fiber Creations in Auto Applications

It is more “go” than “show,” although when it comes to interior trim the composite material provides a technical touch.
#HP #Renault #Ford

Want The Basics?
START HERE
Materials & Lightweighting

Freudenberg Technology Innovation's 10-Year Vision

German materials expert Freudenberg SE helps find products and applications its divisions will need 10 years from now through its Freudenberg Technology Innovation unit.
#tech

Materials & Lightweighting

Steel’s Role in EVs, Autonomous Cars

Demand for advanced high-strength steels will continue as carmakers launch more electric and self-driving vehicles, says SMDI’s Jody Hall.
#tech

Business

How Tariffs Are Hurting Suppliers

Suppliers to the auto industry are paying hundreds of millions of dollars extra because of tariffs of 25% and 10% on steel and aluminum, respectively, says the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn.’s Ann Wilson.
#tech

Plastics

SEAT Goes for Colorful Camo

Rather than the standard black-and-white used to camouflage vehicles under development, SEAT celebrates its Catalan roots

Composites

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

Materials & Lightweighting

Bentley Teases the Future of Coachbuilding

Limited-edition Bacalar supercar to take styling cues from last year’s EXP 100 concept
#Continental #europe #tech

Materials & Lightweighting

Freudenberg Touts Integrated Bearing Seal

Design promises weight, cost and friction benefits
#tech

Aluminum

Bimmer EVs Add Flair with Aerodynamic Wheels

Lightweight, customizable design can boost driving range by 2%
#europe #tech #BMW

Economics

Trump Expands Steel, Aluminum Tariffs to Finished Goods

The U.S. is broadening its tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum on Feb. 8 to cover finished goods that contain those metals.
#Ford

Materials & Lightweighting

An OG of SUVs: the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

The Toyota Land Cruiser has been rolling on—and off—streets in America for more than 50 years. And the Heritage Edition is a nice tribute.
#HP #Toyota #Magna

Assembly

Sandy Munro and the Tesla Cybertruck

Design/engineering/manufacturing expert looks at the Cybertruck. He says when he saw it, “It was love at first sight”
#Tesla #Ford #people

Materials & Lightweighting

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
#McLaren #racing #HP

Interiors & Electronics

Everything You Need to Know about the C8 Corvette

When you have the chief engineer talking about the Stingray, you truly learn everything
#GeneralMotors #HP #Chevrolet

Materials & Lightweighting

Putting Material in Its Place

Shedding weight to make cars more efficient is complicated by the economic advantages of using as many of the same components as possible in multiple models, says Altair Engineering’s Richard Yen.
#Ferrari #Jeep