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    Aston Martin One-77: The justification's in the details

    Aston Martin One-77 at Galpin Motors - Click above for high-res image gallery
    £1.25 million. That's Brit-speak for $1,800,000, give or take. A staggering amount of money. More than a Bugatti Veyron, more than a Lamborghini Reventón. Quite simply the most expensive new car, well, ...

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    Dodge Viper ACR wing stronger than your average spoiler

    The elephantine rear airfoil bolted to the rear deck of the Dodge Viper ACR is not only highly functional, but it gets credit as being the first mass-produced carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) wing on a production car. Rear wings on high performance vehicles are designed to counter lift. ...

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    Vertu launches new Ascent Ti Carbon Fibre Collection

    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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    Lamborghini Reventon Roadster revealed to a few well-heeled?

    Lamborghini Reventon - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just four short months ago a rumor surfaced that Lamborghini would be making a topless version of its hottest model, the F22-inspired Reventon. Word is that today Lambo is showing off its most expensive ever ragin' bull to a super ...

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    VIDEO: Sir Stirling's House in London, complete with carbon fiber elevator

    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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    Brembo aims to mass produce carbon-ceramic brakes with new joint venture

    New technologies always cost the early adopters big bucks. But higher demand leads to increased supply, and costs eventually go down to the level accessibly by the common man. So while carbon-ceramic brakes might be a big ticket item right now – often dipping into five figures as optional ...

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    Details and Pics Aplenty: Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition

    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

    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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    Ex-F1 Mechanic Alastair Gibson brings racing materials to fish sculptures. Wait, wha?

    Alistair Gibson's sculptures from F1 car parts - Click above for a gallery of images
    Alistair Gibson spent 22 years in Formula 1 paddocks as a mechanic with teams like Benetton and BAR Honda. With decades of carbon fiber and shiny bits swimming in his head, it probably shouldn't come as a complete ...

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    Stop Time: Mecchanice Veloce and Brembo team up for carbon-ceramic watch

    Aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, vulcanized 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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    BMW Perfomance accessories goes live with new video

    BMW Performance accessories is officially online with 32 upgrades Bimmer drivers, ranging from carbon fiber dress-up stuff to more serious bits like six-piston brakes with cross-drilled rotors or a carbon fiber suspension cross brace. Accessorizing BMW enthusiasts can also purchase form-fitting ...

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    Carbon fiber baby seat keeps Junior secure

    Click above for image gallery of the carbon fiber baby seat
    If James Bond ever had to carry a baby instead of a bombshell in that DBS Ford Edge, here is the kind of seat worthy of the agent and his cargo. Created by Rory Craig, a student at the Art Center College of Design, the carbon fiber seat ...

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    TAG Heuer outlines its vision with carbon-fiber frames

    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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    ABT wraps Audi R8 and Q7 in carbon fiber-look vinyl, Alero is next

    Click above for a high-res gallery of ABT's line of wraps
    Last month, Autoblog's long-term fleet (AKA our daily drivers) grew by one when we picked up a thoroughly reworked, late-model German sedan. It's a masterpiece of modern engineering, complete with the amenities our spouses have we've grown ...

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    Weds creates a 6.1-pound full carbon fiber wheel

    Weds Sports, a Japanese wheel-maker, has created a full carbon fiber wheel -- rims, spokes, hub, everything -- that weighs 2.76 kg. Coming out to about 6.1 pounds, that's about half the weight of the Dymag carbon fiber wheel with a magnesium rim that you'll find on a Callaway Corvette, and just ...

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    Forget the Branding: Nokia's new 8800 Carbon Arte

    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

    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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    Ferrari Scuderia Helmet as cool as actual car? No.

    If you have the money, good taste, and connections to score the 510 hp F430 Scuderia, you likely know what the lightweight supercar from Maranello is capable of. When Ferrari decides to produce an exotic with 60 millisecond shifts and a 5.4 pound-per-pony ratio, you just know that it's track ...

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    Prodrive helps with power-to-weight in 1-horsepower racers

    Prodrive boss David Richards led the consortium that bought Aston Martin last year. His company also fields race teams that have a habit of winning (including Aston Martin's). Now, in the interest of the winning part of the equation, Prodrive's efforts aren't necessarily confined to four-wheeled ...

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    Honda and Nissan working to mass-market carbon fiber

    Honda and Nissan are looking for ways to make cars lighter, better, and more recyclable, both for their own benefits and their customers. We've heard about the increased use of aluminum to save weight; next on the heavy R&D frontier could be carbon fiber. Both companies have teamed up with ...


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