I'm not an expert on composites, but the way I see it, Duroplast was a smarter choice than fiberglass, yet Trabants were the only cars made out of this cotton-based plastic while fiberglass went widestream with the Corvette.
While it may seem hard to believe, the two-stroke
paper mache cotton by-product and resin bodied Trabant had a more than thirty year production run in the former Soviet East Germany. A whopping 25 glorious worker's horsepower brought the agitprop runabout to 60 miles per hour in 21 seconds! Top speed of 70 mph was…