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    Ford's Mulally: "We cannot make a business case" for composites
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    There's been plenty of talk about carmakers moving to lighter materials like carbon fiber to reduce weight, improve fuel economy and enhance the driving experience. Two years ago, Honda and Nissan formed a consortium to research the mass-market implementation of carbon fiber. Last year, BMW ...

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    Lamborghini announces new carbon fiber research center
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    Lamborghini's Advanced Composite Research Center – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lamborghini has announced its intentions to build lighter cars, and that means more carbon fiber and carbon composites. The stampeding bull is already deep into the stuff, with the Murcielago ...

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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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    BMW offering carbon fiber components for M3
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    BMW M3 with carbon fiber components – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ah, the BMW M3. In coupe, convertible or sedan form (the latter of which may be making its exit in the near future), we've always been quite fond of this track day stunner. Now, owners have the chance to add some ...

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    Ferrari CEO: Back to twin-turbo V8 for next-gen Enzo
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    What goes around comes around. Ferrari broke ground in the supercar sphere with the 288 GTO and F40, which both used twin-turbo V8 powertrains. The subsequent F50 and Enzo went with V12s, and the 599's mill was based off the Enzo's. But the next model in Ferrari's range-topping mid-engine exotic ...

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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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    ZF designs carbon fiber MacPherson strut assembly
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    Carbon fiber has long been heralded as a wonder material for the automotive industry due to its inherent strength and light weight. Despite this favorable strength-to-weight ratio and the fact that it's now been around for decades in one form or another, the composite has yet to see widespread use ...

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    Report: BMW evaluating sites for North American carbon fiber plant?
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    A report from Washington State television station KXLY claims that BMW is looking to build another manufacturing facility in North America, but it doesn't appear to be a vehicle assembly plant. The TV station claims BMW and partner SGL Group will announce plans to build a carbon fiber plant in ...

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    Geneva 2010: Bugatti Grand Sport bares its carbon fiber
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    Bugatti Grand Sport in carbon fiber – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Over the past few years Bugatti has released numerous versions of its Veyron supercar, but the Grand Sport model hasn't been out enough to get too many variations. Bugatti released the Sang Bleu version this past ...

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    Lexus brings IS F Circuit Club Sports Concept to TAS
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    The Lexus IS F is a curious car. 416 bristling horsepower, one of the world's sweetest-sounding engines and an 8-speed flappy-paddle 'box that shifts faster than you blink are all excellent. However, it looks a little odd, has funny tailpipes and weighs too much. That last little bit - the IS F's ...

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    Pics Aplenty: Mansory Cyrus goes out and about
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    Mansory Cypress – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Besides talking to the cute blond at the Audi booth, your Autobloggers spent the most time at this year's Frankfurt show arguing in front of the Mansory booth. Why? Some of us simply loved the all carbon fiber Cyrus, while others ...

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    SEMA 2009: Vaughn Gittin's all-carbon fiber RTR-C Mustang
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    Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s RTR-C Mustang - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Of all the Mustangs in the Ford booth, Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s carbon fiber RTR-C Mustang was by far our favorite. To answer the question everyone is wondering – no, it's not a wrap. The carbon fiber body panels are ...

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    Add Lightness: BMW signs joint venture to further carbon fiber research
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    Now that steel and aluminum are vying for top billing as the metal of choice in Automobile Land, carbon fiber is often considered the next logical step towards reducing the prodigious weight of today's cars and trucks – especially for high performance and eco-friendly vehicles. The problem, ...

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    VIDEO: Weaving the Lexus LFA's carbon fiber A-pillar is mesmerizing
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    If you read our First Drive of the Lexus LFA, you might recall an interesting little factoid we threw in to illustrate the OCD-level of detail Toyota used to produce its first ever supercar. With over 150 years of looming experience, ToMoCo owns a rotary weaver -- one of two in existence -- ...

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    Singer 911 offers vintage looks, modern appointments, exotic performance
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    Singer 911 -- Click above for high-res photo gallery
    Singer Vehicle Design rolled out its first prototype, plainly named the "Singer 911," at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance last month. Based on an '80s-era long-wheelbase 911 donor vehicle, the company strips each chassis to its bare shell ...

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    Limited-edition CCXR Trevita to shine like a diamond. Well, millions of them, actually.
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    Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita - Click above for high-res image gallery
    With much of the recent news regarding Koenigsegg being about their acquisition of Saab, you might have forgotten that the Swedish auto manufacturer builds supercars. Well, probably not, but it was refreshing to see Koenigsegg throw a ...

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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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