Lamborghini is set to debut the Huracan Performante, a hopped-up , at the Geneva Motor Show. But before it does, it's teasing us about an important material that helps lower its curb weight.
The video discusses something called "forged composites," which is a technology that it developed with the help of Callaway Golf Company (of all companies). Heat and pressure take a mass of carbon fibers and resin, turning it into a strong, lightweight material in just minutes. Traditional carbon fiber takes significantly longer to create.
Forged composites will be present in many parts of the Huracan Performante, including its all-new rear wing. If it is used as a structural element, it should be the first time Lamborghini's done so. Right now, it only offers the stuff as an aesthetic enhancement, like it does on thethat debuted late last year.
The material appeared in the using forged composites for engine components, too, including connecting rods.as far back as 2011, so it's not technically brand new, despite the video saying so. The automaker has expressed interest in
Update, 1:27 p.m. Eastern: Added more context regarding Lamborghini's past and current use of forged composites.
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