BAC says that, on its cars, paint typically adds around 138 grams of weight per square meter, but Hypetex only adds 17 grams to the curb weight over the same area, translating to an eight-times weight saving. The Hypetex carbon body was built by Formaplex, but that’s not the only entity to use the stuff. The Ford Mustang Dark Horse also features colored carbon fiber in its blue carbon wheels, and that’s also of the Hypetex variety. We suspect we’ll see it used in other automotive applications soon.
“It has been incredible to use a material that is visually stunning yet retains BAC’s laser focus on performance and lightweight technology,” remarked Chris Lockhart, head of global sales at BAC.
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