The lab's walls show how quickly the material is progressing.

Lamborghini has an inextricable link to Italy, but look for the company’s future innovations in carbon fibre technology to come from Seattle, Washington, at its Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory’s newly opened research centre. The solutions in development there could make Lambo’s next-generation supercars even lighter and quicker.

The Countach Quattrovalvole was the first production Lamborghini to use carbon fibre components, and the Italian supercar maker has come a long way since then. For example, ACSL created the company’s patented Forged Composite, which made the lightweight material easier to sculpt for structural parts. It premiered on the Sesto Elemento and helped the coupe tip the scales at a mere 999 kilograms (2,202 pounds). 

ACSL's new centre will also continue Lamborghini’s collaboration with Boeing to improve carbon fibre. We'll be very curious to see what will come next from them because the company's innovations were vital in the development of material for the Aventador’s lightweight monocoque base. 

Beyond Lambo's lab, Washington is a hot-bed of carbon fibre development. BMW operates the Moses Lake factory in the state, and the site produces the lightweight material for the i3, i8, and other models. The plant is such a success that BMW keeps expanding it to keep up with demand. Like the Italian supercar maker, the German firm also collaborates with Boeing to create new innovations in lightweight technology.

Source: Lamborghini

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