Lamborghini Opens New Carbon Fibre Research Centre

Lamborghini is celebrating the opening of its new Seattle-based carbon fibre research facility, the Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL).

Operating as an entity outside of the company’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the new facility will be responsible for unlocking new potential in carbon fibre. The research that takes place here will go on to influence developments in future Lamborghinis. The official grand opening of the new ACSL also marks the 30th anniversary of Lamborghini’s use of carbon fibre reinforced polymer in its vehicles.

Carbon fibre is a material that Lamborghini has a long history with. Starting with the Countach Quattrovalvole and continuing today, it is one of the most important keys to the success of our cars in the past, present and future.

Seattle is a strategic location for the company’s new research centre, particularly because of its collaboration with Boeing in working toward carbon fibre innovations that are beneficial in both automotive and aerospace applications.

Lamborghini see its Forged Composite technology as one of the most important developments to come from research within the ACSL which shortens the amount of production time required to form components by comparison the traditional labor techniques.

The technology made its debut in 2010 with the Sesto Elemento limited edition supercar where it served in a structural capacity and as proof of how capable the rapid-formed material is. Such continued refinements in the manufacturing process have allowed Lamborghini to enhance its finished product for structural and aesthetical application in 2013.

By continuing to develop our patented Forged Composite materials, we are able to create a product that can enhance Lamborghini super sports cars in both their performance and their appearance.

Along with researching new advanced composite technologies, Lamborghini’s will also use its new Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory to find and recruit young, talented engineers from around the world.

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