Limited to 650 vehicles globally, with 30 units coming to the Middle East, the Carbon 65 blends visible carbon-fibre exterior elements -- a new carbon-fibre rear spoiler and quarter ducts -- with a new Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior colour and special interior appointments, including a carbon-fibre-rimmed steering.
The Carbon 65 Edition package (available on Grand Sport and Z06 trims) will include Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior (blue top on convertibles), unique fender stripes and door graphics, black whe-els with machined grooves paired with summer-only tyres (cup-style wheels for Grand Sport and blade-style wheels for the Z06), blue brake calipers, visible carbon-fibre ground effects, hood section and roof (coupe models) or tonneau inserts (convertible models), new visible carbon-fibre spoiler (all models) and quarter intake ducts (coupe), centre caps with carbon logo, carbon flash badges and outside mirrors, jet black suede-wrapped interior with blue stitching, carbon-fibre steering wheel rim and gloss carbon-fibre interior trim, competition sport seats and Carbon 65 Edition sill plates.
The joint venture will develop and globally market a broad range of products and technical service support in the rapidly expanding carbon-fibre
based composites industry.
ENGINEERS at Nottingham University's department of mechanical, materials and manufacturing engineering are developing a carbon-fibre violin that could have the same tone as the best Stradivarius.
The engineering team under Professor John Dominy has been working with violinmaker Peter Killingback and manufacturing firm Carbon Concepts to produce a carbon-fibre composite instrument that has acoustic and vibration characteristics to match the best old wooden violins.
The violin has been modelled on a 1742 instrument using five carbon-fibre epoxy resin parts: front panel, back panel, rib and left and right halves of the neck and peg box.
At the time, the average racing sailor was unlikely to have any carbon-fibre sails.
Carbon-fibre sail development is now at the point where sailmakers are telling customers already buying high-end aramid racing laminates to consider purchasing this next-generation sail.