April was the right month for the British bespoke auto maker- Carbonyte. They actually made headlines at Gizmag as they introduced their 400bhp 170 mph stretched Ferrari 360 Modena F1 ‘limousine.’ In fact, Carbonyte is the first of the HotFusion Composite Manufacturing Technology that first used on the McLaren SLR Supercar, and it is actually the company’s expertise with the modern wonder composite that makes its masterpieces safer and more structurally sound than creating stretched limos via traditional means. The company actually unleashed their new creation and that is the Carbonyte Smart.


Actually, the plan is to follow up the stretched Ferrari with a range of elongated supercars that caught our eye – a Stretched Lamborghini  Murcielago is next, with a stretched Bugatti Veyron and a stretched Koeniggsegg CCR on the drawing boards. One of the avid car purchasers of the Ferrari was Limo Dan – from the Style Limousines of Manchester (UK). This guy was was amazed with the supercar Carbonyte and about the Lamborghini Murcielago to be converted to add an additional 4 passengers complete with an additional rear axle for a real dramatic effect.


The chassis of the Ferrari Carbonfibre was built with the HotFusion Composite Manufacturing Process then the chassis was bonded to vehicle using epoxy adhesives. A carbonfibre roll cage was also manufactured and bonded to vehicle and the nine feet wide, hydraulically-powered, remotely-operated gullwing doors were also made of carbonfibre produced with the HotFusion Process. The weight of the entire body structure was just 150 kg, despite the 2.7 metre extension.


On its interior, it is equipped with six carbon racing bucket seats and added with harnesses were also added so it ends up with eight seats- along with front and rear cameras front and three monitors inside the passenger compartment with switchable views. The difference is unnoticeable particularly in the acceleration of the original vehicle especially when it is empty and though it undoubtedly quite slows down when having six passengers. There’s no question why Carbonyte was a huge success. The sages behind it was also been a part of the McLaren crew that famously gave us unique concept car. Chris Wright which is one of the geniuses who have led the team that took the Mercedes-Benz  Smart Fortwo and stretched its chassis to over twice its normal length (2695mm) to create a 17 feet long vehicle (5100 mm). Despite the length, the car is so light due to the Smaaart’s new lightweight alloy chassis and carbon shell, that the vehicle is powered by its original 600cc engine and can still comfortably reach motorway speeds of 80mph. In all, the build process took just 300 man hours over four weeks from the initial chassis cut to the final paintwork.


But the prototype Smart Car was released as a promotional vehicle that features a 20:1 scale fibre-glass replica soft drinks can, complete with ring-pull, which serves as van-like storage space for promotional items. The Carbonyte was desinged to enable these people to create Bespoke Vehicles for clients around the world at extremely reasonable cost. The Bespoke automobiles are constructed for the individual clients in order to lease or purchase outright at the projected cost of around UKP25,000 (BYO vehicle) and the company offers a confidential vehicle build service for clients from its factory on the South Coast. For instance, Carbonyte is currently looking for something that will help them to modify a Smaaart intended for the funeral industry by applying the latest electric technology to manufacture an individual yet environmentally-friendly hearse. Well limousines and super cars are just one of the favorite toys of the rich and famous. Particularly they are seen on TV’s especially on hip hop music videos. So i won’t be surprise if ever Carbonyte will be on the new hip hop music videos.





~ by khia0486 on June 4, 2008.

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