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Old 02-21-2013, 09:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tjts1 View Post
This is the production car as you see it here. Its being hand built out of carbon fiber by VW with bodies assembled by a sub contractor in Austria. Its not going to be cheap.
This type of car although expensive is needed to get the carbon fiber systems market up and running. Realistically we don't have anybody doing true carbon fiber in low cost mass production mode. There are many startups with the claim carbon fiber will reduce the cost over steel in the future. But none with the capital to find out for real.

Without this test by VW no one will get the ball rolling as it were on true carbon fiber, lets hope their test bears fruit into a true mass production option after the intitial offering is proven.
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