Lighter than steel and highly advanced, carbon fiber technology is an increasing trend in the engineering of exotic cars. It is both a futuristic and green trend.
Exotic cars are often expensive to not only purchase, but to own. Some exotic rides have mpg ratings in the single digits, which equals a lofty fuel allowance. Carbon fiber technology creates a lighter body, allotting for improvements in the fuel economy area, and producing less carbon dioxide-both of which are positive nods toward a greener industry future.
Carbon fiber composites consist of polymers reinforced with embedded carbon fibers. The resulting substance is both light and considerably stronger pound for pound than most metals, as it boasts a high strength-to-weight ratio.
Carbon fiber is an exotic material, and is somewhat of a fashion statement in the racecar world. The exposed weave became even more popular in the wake of the “Fast and Furious” flicks, where it began to appear on the trim of a variety of luxury cars and exotic rental cars.
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