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

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    Opinion: Manufacturing advances bring carbon fibre closer to mass production
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    There's no one single breakthrough, but rather a combination of improvements that make this possible. Automakers have dreamed of using carbon fibre in mass production for decades. But sky-high raw material prices and painfully slow manufacturing cycle times meant that dream was always more ...

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