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2014 Fiat 500L live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Coming Soon To A Car Near You: Plastic Windows

If you wear glasses to correct your vision, chances are good you already know the benefits of polycarbonate lenses over glass ones. Not only are polycarbonate lenses significantly lighter, they’re also much more impact-resistant than glass. Polycarbonate windows have been used in racing cars... read more

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2013 Cadillac ATS

2013 Cadillac ATS: Why It's Lighter Than The BMW 3-Series

Cadillac's all-new compact sport sedan, the 2013 ATS, is already shaping up to be exactly the BMW 3-Series fighter for which we were hoping. That's if you consider its... read more January 12, 2012 by 


 
2012 Audi A6 aluminum and steel construction

Aero Aluminum Alloy To Compete With Composites, Due In Cars?

Low weight is the golden goose of automotive technology. Everyone wants it because it brings about improvements in virtually all areas - performance, economy, handling - but... read more June 13, 2011 by 


 
Inrekor's lightweight aluminum and AAPRO propylene foam sandwich material

Lightweight Aluminum-Foam Sandwich Material May Solve Porky Car Problem

As enthusiasts, we've all decried the incessant bulking-up of our favorite vehicles over the years. Adding the necessary safety and emissions equipment to meet regulatory... read more September 15, 2010 by 


 
Porsche lightweight lithium-ion 12-Volt starter battery

Porsche's $1,700 Starter Battery Option For Boxster Spyder, 911 GT3

Perhaps only Porsche, with its long legacy of pricey options, could consider charging $1,700 for a starter battery. To be fair, this isn't just any old 12-Volt lead-acid... read more December 9, 2009 by 


 
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