Seems like pretty sound logic to me. I wonder exactly how much more expensive the XE-R will be with all that CF though.
5-7 years if we're lucky, aluminum seems to be the new thing and that's starting. Not much news on what the industry plans to do with CF.How far in the future do you think we will have to wait before CF can make its way down to the lower end luxury models?
Weight distribution purposes. Much of a car's weight is distributed to the front of the car, due to the weight of the engine. To balance the car, it's common for heavier steel parts to be fitted to the rear, while lighter aluminium parts are fitted toward the front.Any idea why there is an aluminium bonnet and a steel boot lid ? I would have thought these two items have similar functions and stability requirements or am I missing something?