• Sep 15th 2011 at 12:54PM
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Toray Industries, a multinational corporation headquartered in Japan that specializes in industrial fibers and textiles, has teamed up with world-renowned designer Gordon Murray to dream up the T-Wave AR1, a two-seat electric concept that showcases Toray's carbon fiber expertise.

Toray says the T-Wave AR1 can hit speeds of up to 91 miles per hour and has a range of around 115 miles. Although it's nothing more than a concept, Toray claims the T-Wave could be modified for on-road use.

The T-Wave's extensive use of carbon fiber keeps weight to a minimum (1,865 pounds) and its carbon fiber monocoque makes it Superman strong. Toray says the AR1's frame is roughly ten times as rugged as the steel equivalent and that it can absorb 2.5 times more energy during a collision. The T-Wave debuted at the Toray Advanced Materials Symposium at the Tokyo International Forum yesterday.

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