Coloured carbon by Prodrive
Advanced composite components in a range of stunning, deep-lustre colours can now be produced to the highest quality standards required for luxury products across a wide range of industries.
Developed by automotive engineering consultancy and precision manufacturing specialist Prodrive, the new process combines a choice of elegant Ądesigner˘ colours with a deep, glass-like finish and the durability required for demanding applications.
The new process is the result of a six month, in-house development programme that focussed on quality and durability. “We˘ve validated the technique with samples in really gorgeous, deep shades of maroon and British Racing Green under a glass-like lacquer,” enthuses Prodrive˘s composites manager Ian Handscombe.
“It˘s a substantial step beyond conventional carbon trim finishes, offering something very special for exclusive vehicle options and other luxury products”.
The first application is expected to be for a European manufacturer of luxury cars, with marine and aviation applications following. Now, what about motorcycles?