Ford Showcases Possible Mass Production Carbon Fiber Hood

In an effort to bring down the weight of vehicles, large automakers are looking to all sorts of alternatives to steel. Carbon fiber is light, strong, and expensive, but Ford may have found a way to employ many of the benefits on mass production vehicles. They call it Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic, and a hood made from CFRP is 50% lighter than a standard steel hood.

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