Bad News For Rich Guys: Cost Of Carbon Fiber Quadruples

Hey Blake, you might want to hold off on your order for the new Lamborghini Murcielago Superveloce. Looks like Boeing and Airbus are snapping up all the super lightweight resin they can get their hands on. The price per pound for the good stuff has mushroomed from $5 to $20. There is a certain irony to this story. As you may know, the filthy rich the world over are using private aircraft more and more. Yet commercial planes are still able to piss them off. We think its a pity, not for the rich, but for the you and mes, as a mega-lightweight econobox with fantastic mileage would be 99 times better than a dirty old hybrid. Stupid Adam Smith.

Aircraft orders put carbon fiber prices in steep climb [USA Today]

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