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  • Gordon Murray Design and Toray technical partnership

    Two leaders in the growing field of lightweight automotive engineering recently partnered for the development of a new electric sports car prototype. Called the Teewave AR.1, the carbon fiber infused electric sports car was the creation of the eponymous Gordon Murray Design, whose founder was one of the key men behind the development of the legendary McLaren F1 supercar. Also providing support for the Teewave AR.1’s development was Japanese firm Toray, an expert in the manufacture of carbon fiber and a supplier to major automakers such as Daimler, Toyota, and Nissan. Today the two firms...

  • Toray Teewave AR.1 live photos
    Gordon Murray And Toray's Teewave AR.1: Tokyo Live Photos

    Gordon Murray may no longer be designing Grand Prix cars or supercars but his work at the forefront of future mobility is no less important. In addition to cars like the T.25 minicar and the electric T.27, Murray's pioneering iStream production process has been used to construct the Teewave AR.1...

  • Toray Teewave AR.1 live photos
    Toray Teewave AR.1 Live Photos: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

    Only a few readers may have heard of Japanese carbon fiber expert Toray, but we’re sure most will know the name Gordon Murray, one of the key men responsible for the legendary McLaren F1 supercar. Well, pictured above is the result of a project aimed at building the sports car of the future...

  • Gordon Murray & Toray's TEEWAVE AR.1 electric sports car
    Gordon Murray Teams With Toray For Teewave AR.1 Electric Sports Car

    Two leaders in the growing field of lightweight automotive engineering have partnered for the development of a new electric sports car prototype. Called the Teewave AR.1, the carbon fiber infused electric sports car is the creation of the eponymous Gordon Murray Design, whose founder was one of the...

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    Daimler Forms Carbon Fiber Joint Venture With Japan’s Toray

    As we first reported back in April of last year, German auto giant Daimler and Japanese carbon specialist Toray will be forming a partnership to speed the development and manufacture of lightweight carbon fiber components for cars. This week the two firms have announced plans to form a joint...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class spy shots
    Toray To Supply Carbon-Fiber To Daimler, First Up 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

    Carbon-fiber is seen by many in the auto industry as one of the most effective ways of reducing vehicle weight and thus 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...

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