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    Video: Corvette engineers create ZR1 sunscreen?
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    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 carbon fiber 'sunscreen' – click above to watch the video
    Corvette engineers working on their own time have come up with a protective coat for the ZR1's carbon fiber weave. The sun's UV rays normally work their destructive magic on carbon weave, so Mark Voss, the ...

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    Driving Force: Lamborghini and Callaway Golf collaborate on new forms of carbon fiber
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    Lamborghini and Callaway announce their strategic partnership in Paris – Click above for high-res image
    Lamborghini is hard at work finding new ways to make its cars lighter as much if not more than any other automaker. Most of that research centers around carbon fiber. Thing is, the stuff ...

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    BMW leaks first-gen X5 made of carbon fiber
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    BMW has been making some headlines over the past few months with its commitment to carbon fiber construction, opening a joint-venture production facility in Washington State and teasing the upcoming Megacity EV as the first mass-produced carbon fiber vehicle. But there's always a back story to ...

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    BMW teases Megacity EV, first volume production vehicle with carbon fiber structure
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    BMW Megacity Vehicle – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW has released the first teaser images of its upcoming Megacity electric vehicle and also confirmed that not only will the body panels be formed from carbon fiber, but so will the structure. The Megacity will become the first ...

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    Following BMW, Daimler announces carbon fiber future ahead for Mercedes
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    2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It seem like just a few days ago BMW came forth stating that its use of carbon fiber on upcoming vehicles would become a high-volume deal. Now Green Car Advisor reports that Daimler, never willing to be a step behind, has ...

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    BMW, SGL announce new carbon fiber plant in Moses Lake, WA
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    BMW has just announced that the company will join forces with Seattle-based SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers LLC to build a new manufacturing facility in Moses Lake, Washington. Don't get too excited just yet. The plant won't be cranking out CF bits for your 3 Series so that you can have a roof that ...

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    Blackbird and Ferrari team up for carbon fiber acoustic guitar [w/VIDEO]
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    Lightweight. Compact. Exclusive. Carbon fiber construction. Red detailing. Built for the road. Beautiful sound. These are a few of the qualities listed on the special edition Blackbird Carbon Fiber guitar, but they could just as easily be talking about a Ferrari sportscar. And while the Prancing ...

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    Oakley C Six shades: CNC-milled from solid carbon fiber billet
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    Carbon fiber. It's light, it's strong, and it looks so darn cool. As such, we doubt we're the only ones who've wondered why we don't see more eyewear made out of the stuff. Well, there are a couple of good reasons – namely that it's expensive and difficult to work with. While it's ...

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    Gresso takes its cues from F1 with new Grand Monaco phone
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    Gress Grand Monaco – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If Vertu thought they had the market for four-figure carbon fiber cell phones all to themselves, they can think again as Russia's high-end electronics firm Gresso has announced the new Grand Monaco. Not only is Gresso's latest ...

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    Vertu launches new Ascent Ti Carbon Fibre Collection
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    Those with deep pockets and a penchant for everything automotive need look no further for their mobile communications needs (and desires) than Vertu. The premium phone brand from Nokia takes the inspiration for its Ascent line from sports cars and has come out every year with a new special edition ...

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    VIDEO: Sir Stirling's House in London, complete with carbon fiber elevator
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    Sir Stirling Moss' carbon fiber elevator – Click above to watch video after the jump
    F1 drivers tend to accumulate a great deal of money over the course of their careers, and few have had careers quite as distinguished as Sir Stirling Moss. Over the course of only ten years in professional ...

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    Details and Pics Aplenty: Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition
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    Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Gemballa doesn't strike us as a company that would be easily deterred by minor details. Things like the end of a production run, for example. So while the Porsche Carrera GT may have finished its run, that doesn't ...

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    Ferrari's leathercrafters make a carbon fiber briefcase
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    If you're going to drop six figures on a new supercar, you're not going to put just any old piece of luggage in that tiny trunk, are you? Of course not. That's why Ferrari turned to Schedoni. The 125-year-old Italian leather-crafters makes all the fitted luggage for Ferrari roadcars. They even make ...

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    Stop Time: Mecchanice Veloce and Brembo team up for carbon-ceramic watch
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    Aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, vulcanized rubber...it was only a matter of time before somebody made a watch out of carbon ceramic. And who better to do it than Brembo and Meccaniche Veloci? The former you'll know well as the most recognized name in brakes. The latter may be known to some of ...

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    TAG Heuer outlines its vision with carbon-fiber frames
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    There are lots of watchmakers that cultivate relationships with automakers and Formula One teams, but few have managed to establish themselves quite like TAG Heuer, whose sponsorship of F1, among other motorsport disciplines, has made their products synonymous with racing. Now TAG is hoping to ...

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    Forget the Branding: Nokia's new 8800 Carbon Arte
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    Automotive-themed cell phones are nothing new. We've reported on mobiles branded by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche... even Fiat and HUMMER. But some phones don't need a licensing agreement and a flashy little badge to appeal to automotive enthusiasts. Take, for example, the new Nokia 8800 Carbon ...

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    Manufacturers raise the price of carbon fiber
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    If you were looking at carbon fiber as the magical lightweight solution to the parallel automotive woes of low power-to-weight ratios and high fuel consumption, we have some potentially disappointing news for you. Two of the world's largest suppliers of carbon fiber have announced that they are ...

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    Japanese firms working to make carbon fiber mainstream
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    On the surface, carbon fiber sounds like a wonder-product which can replace much of the heavy metal, especially steel, that makes up the vast majority of nearly every automobile's structure. Dig a bit deeper, however, and there are a few flies in CF's ointment that make it very difficult to use in ...

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    Officially Official: Mercedes-Benz reveals SLR McLaren Roadster
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    Click the image above for a gallery of images. var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Mercedes_releases_its_fastest_convertible_ever'; We've seen it in spy shots, but now we get to officially see the newest hotness from Mercedes Benz: the SLR McLaren Roadster.In an effort to inject some ...

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    Ex-McLaren F1 designer, Gordon Murray joins Caparo team
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    When it comes to exotic automotive composites, you won't find a bigger name than Gordon Murray. Murray who led the design team that birthed the McLaren F1 and who was up to his elbows in the development of the McMerc, has made the move to Caparo, producers of the T1 supercar.The move mainly centers ...

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