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    Report: Researchers halfway to cutting carbon fibre costs by 90%

    Carbon fibre has been utilized for decades to build racecars, as a means to cut weight while maintaining strength. But until recently, the space-age material has been largely absent from the street on anything but supercars because of the expense to use it. Recently, BMW signaled a major shift in ...

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    Official: BMW invests in carbon fibre for use beyond i and M models

    The immense amount of resources BMW has poured into its i brand program hasn't stopped, and recent developments indicate it's likely to pay off for BMW and BMW buyers outside the i brand. The i8 has already sold out its first year run, the i8 racked up 10,000 orders before it even went on sale ...

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    Official: Volvo finds most efficient way to turn body panels into batteries [w/video]

    One of the problems with designing an electric vehicle is figuring out where to fit the battery pack. Volvo – as a part of a European Union research project – is working on a way around this issue by replacing standard parts with lightweight components that double as batteries on both ...

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    Featured: World's most expensive car is a gold, platinum and diamond encrusted Lamborghini

    Once again Dubai is bringing us one of the most expensive cars on the planet, but it's not what you would expect. Lamborghini of Dubai has commissioned a 1:8 scale model of an Aventador built from a mix of gold, platinum, diamonds, and of course carbon fibre. The model has been built by notorious ...

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    Report: Rolls-Royce considering carbon coachbuilding?

    There's any number of applications in which you might expect to find carbon fibre on an automobile, but a Rolls-Royce is not one of them. That could change in the near future, however, as the super-luxe auto marque is reportedly looking into using the lightweight material on a range of special ...

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    Geneva: Spania GTA Spano packs 900 hp, acres of carbon fibre

    Spania landed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with its GTA Spano. The latest take on the company's supercar packs a 900 horsepower twin-turbocharged 8.4-litre V10 with a similarly impressive 737 pound-feet of torque. With just 1,350 kg (2,976 pounds) to move around, that big mill has no trouble ...

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    Featured: Geneva shows us Lamborghini Aventador by another name, Mansory puts the carbon in Carbonado

    For those fortunate enough to own a Lamborghini Aventador who feel that the car just isn't unique enough on its own, Mansory will gladly take some more of your money to create this Carbonado - it's all in the name. At last year's Geneva Motor Show, we saw this car painted up in bright orange, and ...

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    Geneva: Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra is a carbon fibre and gold leaf party

    Koenigsegg took to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show to celebrate a milestone in the company's history. The Swedish supercar manufacturer has officially built 100 units over the past ten years, and to mark the occasion, designers whipped up the Agera S Hundra. Swedish for – you guessed it – ...

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    Video: Aston Martin One-77 on Megafactories ignores Canadian connection

    As many of you know by now, the Aston Martin One-77 is a glorious piece of gear, no question about it. You know they were officially sold-out as we reported last April, and technically should have been renamed the One-76 after this serious wreck in Hong Kong in May, but what seems to get lost in ...

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    Official: BMW, Boeing weave agreement on carbon fibre recycling research

    BMW has been at the forefront of volume automakers looking to invest in carbon fibre technology. The latest development in the German automaker's efforts is in the form of a joint venture with aircraft giant Boeing. According to a joint press release, the two companies will collaborate on further ...