Cars of the Future: Plastic Makes Perfect?

Cars of the Future: Plastic Makes Perfect?


they’re flashy and futuristic these new innovative cars are paving the way for what you may be driving in the future this car is made almost entirely of plastic with plastics you can design cars which are very bold and that gives you the advantage to sell nicer cars plastics have gained a lot of ground over traditional metals used in cars making it possible to build almost an entire vehicle from top to bottom completely of nonmetal material the Carrera GT is what we would refer to as a proving grounds for one of any materials it’s made essentially from reinforced plastic mechanical engineers use a lightweight high-strength aerospace material called carbon fiber reinforced plastic it’s used in the doors hoods fenders chassis and also in support frames for the engine and transmission to come molded plastics into very complicated shapes that maybe you can’t do it in steel looks aren’t the only perks of plastic Plastics help cars lose weight to go farther on fuel but plastic cars aren’t quite ready for the highway but the future is looking bright for when they finally hit the road I’m Cynthia Dimas reporting


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