Carbon-fiber is seen by many in the auto industry as one of the most effective ways of reducing vehicle weight and improving fuel economy and emissions levels, but the relative expense of the material means that it’s still reserved for only a handful of high-end production cars. BMW has effectively used carbon-fiber roofs for its M cars to help lower their center of gravity, and Nissan and General Motors have used the composite material to help save weight for the GT-R and ZR1 supercars. For most automakers, mainstream carbon-fiber use is still several years away but a number of firms are...
Lamborghini Giving The Boot To Manual Transmissions?
Lamborghini is changing the way it designs and builds cars. For years, Lamborghini would focus on the design, top speed, acceleration and handling of its cars--in that order. However, in the last year or two the automaker has shook things up a little, shuffling the order of priorities to design...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Lamborghini Chasing Performance Through Light Weight
Taking a leaf out of Lotus’ book on sports car design, Lamborghini is looking to increase the performance of its future models through reduced weight rather than increased horsepower. Key strategies include the use of lighter materials and new engine and chassis designs. Like most automakers...Viknesh Vijayenthiran