Carbon fibre Tag Archive

Films

First Light – The story behind the McLaren MP4/1 F1 car

This short film tells the story of one of the most important Formula 1 cars of all time – The introduction of the Carbon Fibre chassis. John Barnard – the lead engineer behind the development of the car talks us through it. Continue Reading

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Art + Design

USA’s Rio Olympics racing wheelchair is designed by BMW

All top athletes are looking for an edge in their performance and the BMW-designed wheel chair is set to help the United States Paralympic team in Rio this year. To achieve the best possible connection between the athlete and their equipment, each wheelchair has been custom made ensuring an excellent fit to go along with a stiff chassis and advanced aerodynamics. Continue Reading

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Road Edition

2016 will be a big year for road-legal single seater, the BAC Mono

The original Mono was released in 2011 by Liverpool-based British sports car manufacturers Briggs Automotive Company, or BAC. This year they have received large orders for the Mono and have also announced they are working on a ‘bigger brother’ for their flagship car. Continue Reading

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Fashion

The New Balance M577K Carbon Fibre colourway

The New Balance 577 in this colourway is a must have for every motorsport fan. Trimmed with black suede, dark grey mesh, light grey leather and the trendy carbon fibre panels, these will fit in at Shoreditch and the race track. Continue Reading

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Bikes

The Hummingbird carbon-fibre commuter bike

Bike fanatic Petre Craciun and his team are responsible for this very sleek folding bike, that claims to be the lightest folder in the world. A kickstarter campaign created at the end of 2015 to get the bike in full production is now well on it’s way to hitting it’s target. Continue Reading

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Watches

The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Carbon Forgé is a good base to start their relationship with F1

Renault Formula One Team started 2016 in good shape. A beautiful looking test livery, a launch on a surfboard and a surprise new sponsorship partner with watch makers Bell & Ross. Continue Reading

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Products

Designer cycle helmets are made using carbon fibre

British based company Dashel are using carbon fibre to create their range of cycle helmets. Each lid has a carbon-fibre shell, which is hand made at a factory in Cornwall. All components of the helmet are assembled there, ensuring every unit is perfectly finished with individual quality control. Continue Reading

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Watches

Oris release the Williams Valtteri Bottas edition watch

Based on the Williams Chronograph Carbon Fibre Extreme, this limited edition piece features a carbon fibre case that is produced using an Oris-patented manufacturing technique derived from F1. The case is produced from sheets of woven carbon fibre reinforced polymers, making the watch lighter and stronger. Continue Reading

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Bikes

The Takhion bike frame made entirely from carbon fibre

MASS is the result of a collaboration between Tsubasa bicycles and Reginald Vorontsov, founder of Takhion. The 1970’s original Takhion steel frame broke the ‘hour world record’ before it was banned by the UCI. Continue Reading

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Bikes

Mercedes-AMG designed for 2 wheels with Rotwild GT S mountain bike

Sourcing its influence from the new mercedes-AMG GT automobile, the ROTWILD ‘GT S’ mountain bike has been developed for the toughest off-road conditions. with professional feedback from top athletes in the AMG ROTWILD MTB racing team, the bicycle combines the very best of four and two wheels, delivering dynamism, lightweight construction, design and comfort. Continue Reading

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