Lotus lightweight body 75% aluminum, 12% magnesium, 8% steel and 5% composite.
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Lotus Engineering’s lightweight-vehicle concept has passed another hurdle – virtual crash-testing, with the next likely step construction of a rolling chassis, as the engineering consultant looks to prove a 38% reduction in mass is both technically and commercially feasible. Virtual testing of the body-in-white shows the design meets or exceeds federal standards in all front-, side- and rear-impact tests, plus roof-crush testing, officials tell ...
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