Lamborghini funds research lab in Washington to advance carbon fiber technology

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Lamborghini announced today that it has opened a new laboratory in Washington, which will be responsible for developing future carbon fiber technology. The Automobili Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL) at the University of Washington will work with leaders in aerospace and composite material development. The team will include the university itself, the Boeing Company and the Federal Aviation Administration.

“Lamborghini remains committed to investing in its future, and advancing carbon fiber composite technologies is the key to achieving many our goals,” said CEO and president Stephan Winkelmann. “As Lamborghini has long been influenced by aerospace technology, the University of Washington”s collaboration with The Boeing Company and the Federal Aviation Administration is the complementary fit to furthering our research and development programs that will continue to set the benchmark in carbon fiber technology.”

The Italian supercar maker made a significant financial contribution to ACSL and hopes to use the research to produce future models with lighter and strong materials.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoCar