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2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

Others Embrace Carbon Fiber, But Ferrari Sticking With Aluminum

According to the supercar gospel scripted by Lamborghini and McLaren, “thou shalt use carbon fiber in thine automobiles.” Ferrari, on the other hand, is going down a different path: it’s sticking with tried-and-true aluminum for both bodywork and components. Despite using carbon... read more

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Lamborghini Aventador rolling chassis

Lamborghini Aventador Rolling Chassis: 2011 Pebble Beach Concours

The new wave of super-performance sports cars is going carbon fiber monocoque, including the McLaren MP4-12C and, of course, the Lamborghini Aventador. The result, as seen in... read more August 21, 2011 by 


 
Da Feng's Flake concept car

Flake Supercar Has Carbon "Fur" Airbrakes, D-Shaped Wheels

List of materials commonly associated with supercar construction: Carbon fiber, aluminum, fur, titanium, gold... Hang on, fur? Sounds ludicrous, but automotive designer Da... read more August 10, 2011 by 


 
BMW Megacity Vehicle official photos

More Carbon Fiber Parts In BMW Cars From 2013

BMW is aiming to become of the first manufacturers to begin high-volume production of carbon fiber car parts. The first part-carbon cars could be seen as soon as 2013. The... read more July 13, 2011 by 


 
2010 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept

New Manufacturing Process Makes Carbon Fiber Less Costly

As materials go, carbon fiber has an ideal blend of high strength and low weight. Until recently, it’s also had an astronomically high price tag, thanks in part to the... read more July 11, 2011 by 


 
Scuderia Ferrari Carbon Chrono watch

Scuderia Ferrari Carbon Chrono Watch Goes On Sale

We’ve seen plenty of luxurious watches here at MotorAuthority and while most of these are priced at a level few mortals can afford, sometimes we come across some cool... read more July 4, 2011 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz AMG accessory range

Mercedes AMG Fan? Get Accessories With 'High Tech Qualities'

The world of automotive branded merchandise impresses and amuses in equal measure. For every sleek Porsche Design fountain pen, there's a Ferrari teddy bear to redress the... read more July 1, 2011 by 


 
BMW M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology)

BMW M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology) Mega-Gallery

BMW used a special M Night event in Germany to reveal its new M3 Carbon Racing Technology (CRT) sedan just days before the 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance race, which... read more June 27, 2011 by 


 
Audi R18 TDI Le Mans car

Audi Wins Le Mans 2011, R18 TDI Withstands Huge Crashes

Audi Sport has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the La Sarthe circuit in Northern France in one of the closest races in many years, but were it not for the strength and safety... read more June 12, 2011 by 


 
Rotary Supers Cars Predator GT preview

Germany’s Rotary Super Cars Working On Four-Rotor Predator GT

Remember the awesome four-rotor Mazda 787B race car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 20 years ago and is now set to run the famous French circuit during a demonstration ahead... read more June 7, 2011 by 


 
Audi R8 GT Spyder

Audi R8 GT Spyder Preview

As predicted, the wraps have come off the brand new Audi R8 GT Spyder in the lead up to next week’s Le Mans 24 hours endurance race and ahead of the convertible... read more June 3, 2011 by 


 
Chinese exclusive BMW M3 Carbon Edition

BMW M3 Carbon Edition: Forbidden Fruit

Chinese M3 fans sure are a lucky bunch. Not only did they receive the previous BMW M3 Tiger Matte Edition, but now they get yet another special edition M3, the new BMW M3... read more June 2, 2011 by 


 
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 live photos

2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster Confirmed Via EPA

It’s fairly safe to say that an open-top ‘Roadster’ version of the recently revealed Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 supercar was always going to be launched... read more June 2, 2011 by 


 
2011 BMW 328 Hommage Concept

BMW 328 Hommage Concept: 2011 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

It was at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy three years ago that BMW unveiled the striking M1 Hommage Concept, and at the same event in 2011 the... read more May 22, 2011 by 


 
2010 Jaguar C-X75 Concept live photos

Jaguar C-X75 Eco Supercar Confirmed For Late 2013 Launch: Official

It’s official. Jaguar has confirmed today that its gorgeous C-X75 supercar concept will be heading into production and should be hitting a road near you by late 2013... read more May 6, 2011 by 


 
Magnesium vehicle construction

Magnesium Car Bodies: The New Steel, Carbon, Aluminum?

Another day, another material that could lead to lighter vehicles of the future. The latest candidate? Magnesium. Magnesium componentry in cars is nothing new of course... read more April 8, 2011 by 


 
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