Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ultra-Lightweight CFRP Proves Problematic For i8 Spyder, BMW Admits

Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic is both lighter and stronger than steel, uses less energy to make, and is easier to repair, making it one of the hottest new construction materials in the automotive world today. It’s no surprise then that performance-oriented BMW — whose i3 electric hatchback and i8 coupe plug-in hybrid sportscar both extensively [… ...

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