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Koenigsegg Regera KNC: Naked carbon hypercar revealed
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8th Dec 2018
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Koenigsegg Regera KNC: Naked carbon hypercar revealed

Koenigsegg has revealed its latest special-edition Regera, touting its high-tech new carbon exterior finish. The KNC, or Koenigsegg Naked Carbon, finish involved no lacquer, varnish or alternative coating. Instead, the thin layer of epoxy usually used to coat a cured piece of carbon is gently hand-removed until only the naked carbon remains.
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Scott Collie
Carbon Revolution: Geelong wheel maker to gain 500 employees
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14th Sep 2018
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Carbon Revolution: Geelong wheel maker to gain 500 employees

Carbon Revolution, supplier of lightweight wheels to Ford Performance and Ferrari, will grow its staff and warehouse space in Geelong, as it prepares to ramp up production. The extra 500 employees will almost triple the brand's workforce, and push its annual production capacity from 10,000 to more than 150,000 wheels. The expansion is worth $100 million, according to the Victorian Labor Government, and will include a 7000m² production plant next to the company's existing facility.
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Scott Collie
Ford evaluating carbon-fibre subframe for production
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23rd Apr 2018
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Ford evaluating carbon-fibre subframe for production

Ford is evaluating a new carbon-fibre subframe, assessing whether it can be used in a high-volume production vehicle. The new front subframe was jointly developed by Ford and Magna, a key supplier in the automotive industry, and contains mounting points for the engine and the front wheels. It is currently being evaluated in a Ford Fusion development vehicle — the Fusion is essentially the North American variant of the Mondeo range sold locally.
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Derek Fung
CarAdvice podcast 41: A lap in the Jaguar F-Type and special guest, John Deeks!
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24th Feb 2017

CarAdvice podcast 41: A lap in the Jaguar F-Type and special guest, John Deeks!

Join Mandy and James Ward as they give you the latest car news, like the Range Rover Velar teased and plus the brand could stretch to passenger cars. Also the pricing and specs of the 2017 Skoda Superb Sportline have been released, CSIRO cracks the carbon-fibre code, BMW voted world’s most admired car company, PSA's plan to buy Opel is advancing, Geely and PSA to bid for Proton and Lotus takeover this week.
CSIRO cracks the carbon-fibre code: Cheaper, stronger and mass-produced
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21st Feb 2017
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CSIRO cracks the carbon-fibre code: Cheaper, stronger and mass-produced

Australia’s CSIRO has cracked the carbon-fibre code, and in doing so has opened the floodgates to mass-production of the composite material in Australia. Currently only a handful of companies around the world are able to manufacture carbon-fibre, each with their own closely-guarded secret recipe. But none have, as yet, cracked the method to producing ultra-lightweight, ultra-strong composite in significant quantities.
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Rob Margeit
BMW's Carbon Core architecture underlines future models
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4th Sep 2015
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BMW's Carbon Core architecture underlines future models

The carbonfibre core of the new BMW 7 Series signifies the German brand's expanding expertise and confidence in bringing the high-strength but ultra-lightweight material to more of its models in the near future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the international launch of the new BMW 7 Series in New York today, Florian Schek, BMW’s head of lightweight design and vehicle weight, said he believes BMW is now leading the carbon integration process in the automotive industry.
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Alborz Fallah