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    Report: Researchers halfway to cutting carbon fibre costs by 90%
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    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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    Video: Watch Jay Leno test $15,000 carbon fibre wheels on this Porsche 911 GT3 RS
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    Jay Leno's Garage usually focuses on looking at cars new and old, speaking to their owners and then Jay taking a drive to see what he thinks. However, Leno throws his usual shtick to the curb this week to do a full product test of the carbon fibre wheels from a company called Carbon Revolution. ...

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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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    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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    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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    Report: Caterham to expand beyond sports cars; city cars, CUVs possible
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    Caterham may be looking to expand its product scope beyond its current offerings. After the company announced an alliance with Renault yesterday, Caterham Chairman Tony Fernandes was quoted as saying the partnership is "the start of a line of products from Caterham." Fernandes went on to say the ...

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