Automobili Lamborghini and Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd plan to work together on a project entitled ‘CFRP Press Technologies and Processes Automation’, focusing on carbon fiber manufacturing that is more suitable for larger scale production.

‘By continuing to develop our patented Forged Composite materials, we are able to create a product that can enhance Lamborghini super sports cars in both their performance and their appearance,’ said Maurizio Reggiani, Automobili Lamborghini board member for research & development. ‘The ability to leverage this kind of lightweight material gives Lamborghini a competitive advantage that will benefit our cars, as well as the production process, in the future.’

During the 2016 Geneva motor show Lamborghini exhibited the Centenario, which is available with a body made of fully exposed carbon fiber. 

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