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Polyurethane Sports Cars

The Artega GT Starts Production to Continue Germany's Rich Auto Tradition

— September 27, 2009 — Autos
Last month, the first production-ready Artega GT sports cars rolled off the line. This German sports car continues that country's rich automotive tradition with a design with bodywork composed entirely of polyurethane--the first car in the world with such a composition. According to Artega, the roof and bonnet of the Artega GT contain paper honeycomb, and the underbody is an aluminum honeycomb alloy.

These unusual modifications ensure that the Artega GT is lightweight but rigid. With a 300-bhp 3.6-liter V6 engine, this speedy little sports car can rocket from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds. Not bad!
Trend Themes
1. Polyurethane Bodywork - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in car manufacturing by utilizing lightweight and durable polyurethane bodywork instead of traditional materials.
2. Paper Honeycomb Components - Innovative use of paper honeycomb in the roof and bonnet of sports cars presents an opportunity for manufacturers to create lightweight and eco-friendly vehicles.
3. Aluminum Honeycomb Alloy - The incorporation of aluminum honeycomb alloy in the underbody of sports cars opens up possibilities for stronger and structurally efficient vehicle designs.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive Manufacturing - The automotive manufacturing industry can explore disruptive opportunities by integrating polyurethane, paper honeycomb, and aluminum honeycomb alloy in car production.
2. Material Science - Exploring the potential of polyurethane and honeycomb materials can lead to disruptive innovations in the field of material science and its applications across various industries.
3. Sports Car Design - Sports car designers can leverage polyurethane bodywork and honeycomb structures to create lightweight, high-performance vehicles with improved fuel efficiency and aerodynamics.
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