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 engineering a car with lower weight than the one that preceeded it is difficult to do. Customers want safer, quieter and better equipped cars. This all adds weight, so carmakers searching reductions in weight often have to turn to lighter - and more expensive - materials such as aluminum, carbon fiber, titanium, magnesium and more. The aviation industry has the same goals and many weight saving technologies originally...
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Preview
It’s not set for an official world debut until September’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show but the convertible version of the latest Mercedes-Benz gullwing supercar, the brand new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, has been revealed in full for the first time. The car has been one of the...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Fisker Karma’s Advanced Aluminum Spaceframe Revealed In Geneva
Originally slated to go on sale last November, the all-new Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid luxury sedan will now go on sale in the third quarter of this year and in the lead up to its launch we will get our innermost look at the car yet. Making its reveal at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show this week is...Viknesh Vijayenthiran