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2015 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Yes, The 2015 Ford Mustang Is Heavier, But Not By Much

Every time a car enters a new generation, it runs the risk of gaining weight. Safety equipment, convenience features, and the ever-larger interior demanded by customers all make keeping weight down a problem. The 2015 Ford Mustang is no exception. There's been some speculation that this latest... read more

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Lotus' engineering development menu.

Lotus Helping Automakers Develop Lightweight Platforms

Lotus founder Colin Chapman was perhaps best known for his ability to “add lightness” to purpose-built race cars. Legend has it that Chapman would only stop... read more May 21, 2012 by 


 
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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