Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Crash-Resistant Body?

Obviously not a 'motorcycle' post, this, as - to used a phrase coined by the 'Shiny Side Up' team - "bends bend, bikers don't".

Nope, this is about car bodywork.

Bentley - so it affects all of us - have developed a new method of spraying 'metal' paint over carbon fibre body panels which, apparently, has 'springback' capabilities. I presume that means that it resists minor damage better than 'ordinary' car bodywork.

Another advantage is a considerable weight saving - 80% reduction compared with steel.

So they'll be able to make Bentleys with smaller engines now. Perhaps.

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