Lamborghini’s New Forged-Composite Makes for a Great Carbon Fiber Replacement

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Lamborghini's New Forged-Composite

Lamborghini has officially announced their Forged-Composite material via a video which teases the new revolutionary marble-looking material.

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The company has been planning this introduction for a while now, since they have been working with the material and plan on putting it into production with the upcoming Lamborghini Huracan Performante.

Some of you might not know this, but the Forged-Composite material has already been used in the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – It’s unmistakable appearance and beauty make it hard to resist.

That’s not all; besides being a beautiful thing to look at – Forged-Composite is lighter than traditional carbon fiber, offers more strength and overall faster production times.

To achieve this, Forged-Composite materials have no weaving as you would see in carbon fiber materials. Instead, they use loose fibers that are then mixed with resin and sandwiched into a heated press under high pressure. The process is very similar to carbon fiber production, but it doesn’t require the intricate weaving process.

This also means the new material is capable of creating complex geometrie shapes like; compound curvatures, holes and thickness transitions. Expect to see forged-composite materials in the new Huracan Performante once it makes its official debut.

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