Porsche races ahead with biocomposites for its racing vehicles

September 30, 2020 |

In Germany, since early 2019, Porsche manufactured the two doors and the rear wing of the small series racing vehicle out of a natural-fiber mix, sourced primarily from renewable raw materials. Now for the first time, the front and rear aprons, the front spoiler, front and rear lids as well as the mudguards and diffuser including the aerodynamic fins are also made of this regenerative material. These materials replace the metal and plastic injection molded components of the production sports car. In terms of weight and stiffness, the recyclable natural-fiber composite materials of non-structural components share properties similar to carbon-fiber composites (CFRP) and meet the same high safety and quality standards. Natural-fiber composites can be manufactured more economically and with less energy.

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