Why BMW Wants To Sell You Their Glorious Carbon Fiber Wheel

What has been developed for the electric i sub-brand is now on the edge of becoming an option for regular BMWs too. EU bureaucracy is the biggest obstacle standing between you and carbon fiber wheels, but not for long. BMW needs to make some of its investment back. » 2/24/14 2:45pm 2/24/14 2:45pm

Who Just Spent $24 Million To Build A Mysterious Supercar?

The British company Prodrive just secured a record $24 million contract for making supercar composite body structures and trim for "one of the world’s most prestigious vehicle manufacturers." Problem is, I don't know who would that be, although I have my guesses. » 10/16/13 9:10am 10/16/13 9:10am

Lexus LFA's Carbon Fiber Tech Heads To The London Design Museum

One of the most amazing things about the Lexus LFA wasn't even a part of the car. It was the massive, state of the art loom Toyota created to weave the carbon fiber that comprised the LFA's body. Now, if you're in England, you can get a glimpse of it at the London Design Museum. » 7/28/13 3:00pm 7/28/13 3:00pm

Wood Nanocrystals Are Like Carbon FIber Only Lighter, Stronger, And…

The US Forest Products Laboratory, taking a break from their lucrative pinecone-powered robotics projects, have opened a new $1.7 million pilot plant around Madison, WI to develop new nanocellulose materials. The new wood-based materials can be stronger and lighter than both Kevlar and carbon fiber, at about ten… » 9/04/12 3:00pm 9/04/12 3:00pm

Lamborghini Strip Tease Adds Carbon Fiber Twist

Lamborghini's latest reveal/hostage photo of its upcoming Paris show car offers more kinky carbon fiber and a logo on something. Fuel cap? Window washing fluid reservoir? You think it's a carbon fiber wheel and we agree. Or a corn-thresher. » 9/27/10 10:00am 9/27/10 10:00am