The new Tesla Model S Elizabeth by Larte Design includes basalt fiber on top of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the bodykit. The basalt fiber has better physicomechanical properties than fiberglass, and is significantly cheaper than carbon-fiber. Plus, basalt fiber has higher impact resistance and toughness, as well as shock-absorbing properties, which not only make the Model S lighter, but safer in case of a crash as well. The material is also resistant to moisture, salt solutions and acids. Larte says basalt fiber is the future and we certainly agree!
2015 Tesla Model S Elizabeth by Larte Design
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