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Titanium: For High Performance Automotive Applications

Posted by Don Ascione on August 6, 2015

Less mass = greater speed and better performance! 

Most of us know that cars go faster and burn less fuel if they weigh less but very few of us know how to reduce the weight.  In fact, many of the constructors we meet that design and build high-end race cars are very surprised to learn how many automotive parts and fasteners are now being manufacturer from titanium alloys.  It’s logical; titanium is stronger than steel and weighs 40% less.  Even Tesla (yes Tesla, not Ferrari) is using titanium sheet for underbody shields on their Model S sedan.

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Topics: titanium, automotive, F! racing

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