Carbon Fiber

Gunther Werks 400R brings modern engineering to the 993 Porsche 911

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. - Making its debut at the 2017 Quail, the Gunther Werks 400R is the latest example of a tuning company applying modern automotive engineering and components to classic air-cooled Porsche 911 models. In this case, it's the 993, the last of its air-cooled kind and the car …

Autos

Spank's Foam Filled Rim Promises Better Reliability and Feel - Crankworx Whistler 2017

Can a specially made, foam filled aluminum rim provide a smoother and more forgiving ride? Spank believes that their soon to be released Ooozy 350 …

Mountains

Check Out the Giant Braiding Machine Porsche Uses to Create Carbon Fiber Wheels

Available first on the Turbo S Exclusive Series, a 20-inch centerlock set costs $17,896 in European money.<p>While carbon fiber wheels haven't really made their way into motorsports yet, they're already finding their way onto street cars. Not long after Australia's Carbon Revolution came up with its …

Engineering

Watch How Porsche Makes Its $15,000 Turbo S Exclusive Series Carbon-Fiber Wheels

Weight is the enemy to manufacturers producing performance vehicles. Carbon fiber has played a major role in reducing vehicle mass, with some manufacturers such as McLaren creating monocoques of the strong and lightweight material. Lately, carbon fiber is beginning to be used for a component that …

Autos

Porsche Braided Carbon Wheels Revealed With Hefty Price Tag

Available on the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, Porsche is the world’s first automaker to offer braided carbon fiber wheels.<p>Porsche has introduced …

Engineering

Would you spend $18,000 on carbon wheels for a Porsche 911?

Porsche claims it's the first in the industry to use a special carbon braiding process.<p>If you're going to buy a set of wheels for your $260,000 supercar, why not ball out and buy a set of carbon fiber wheels that cost as much as an economy car?<p>Porsche announced Friday that it is the first automaker …

Porsche

Porsche Is Making a One-of-a-Kind Wheel for Its Most Exclusive Customers

If you have an insatiable appetite for carbon fiber and want a production car that comes from the factory with carbon fiber wheels, you have exactly …

Shopping

Porsche releases a carbon fiber wheel unlike any other

Porsche's got a nice treat for 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series customers who can't get enough of carbon fiber. The company is debuting a lightweight …

Engineering

Japan is Looking Into Making Auto Parts out of Wood Pulp

The "Kyoto Process" could make car parts that are five times stronger than steel and one-fifth the weight.<p>Rich Press/Getty Images<p>Automakers are …

Engineering

Behold: some of BMW's finest ever concept cars

BMW lists many milestones throughout its 100-year history, though one stands tall amongst the rest: the rescue of the entire company by a short …

Supercars

Five custom frame builders you need to know about

<b>Buying a custom frame is one of the truly great ways to get your ultimate bike. So here's five custom frame builders from Britain and Ireland we'd</b> …

Start to Finish

Grayl Is A French Press Style Water Bottle That Can Purify Water In Just 15 Seconds

Potable water is always a concern while out and about in the wilderness. And for hikers, campers and nomadic travelers it doesn’t matter how many …

Knives

Markforged introduces two new industrial 3D printers, the X3 and X5, for local manufacturing

Aug 16, 2017 | By David<p>Leading 3D printing company Markforge today announced a couple of new additions to its line of 3D printers, which should …

3D Printing

The 2018 Specialized Enduro has officially landed

Both the 29 and 27.5 versions of the Specialized Enduro have had geometry and suspension tweaks for 2018.<p>Specialized bike reviews and buying …

Mountains

The Renegade Watch Is A Racing-Inspired Timepiece Built with Aircraft-Grade Carbon Fiber

Racing-Inspired timepieces are always a big hit with gear heads. And frankly, what’s not to love? The watch in and of itself is an amazing machine so …

Watches

Globe-Trotter debuts its first carbon fiber suitcase

Globe-Trotter is launching a series of collaborations for its 120th Anniversary and to kick things off, the company is releasing their first carbon …

Engineering

6 essential travel photography accessories

<b>What photographic gear should you pack for the trip of a lifetime, without weighing yourself down?</b><p>While the prospect of an overseas trip can be very …

Travel Photography

Is the BMW i8 Still Impressive?

It was like nothing we'd ever seen. The i8 hit the road in 2014 and it was a totally different sort of sports car. It was mainly carbon fiber. It was …

Electric Vehicles

Meekboyz's Carbon Fiber Kids Bikes - Crankworx Whistler 2017

Do you remember your first serious mountain bike? If you were lucky, you might have had something half decent, but the majority of us likely started …

Mountains

Singer, Williams Engineering Introduce 500-HP Air-Cooled Flat-Six

Engine redlines above 9,000 rpm<p>It seems if you enough money and patience, and know the right people, Singer will make you something even more special than a “regular” reimagined 911. Singer announced the ongoing development of a new project for a longtime Singer enthusiast that includes a wild new …

Autos

BMW M3 and M4 to lose carbon fiber driveshafts

<b>Update:</b> <i>A BMW representative confirmed that the change to a steel driveshaft will apply to U.S.-market M3s and M4s as well. The text has been changed to reflect this.</i><p>One of the current BMW M3 and M4's most distinctive features is their carbon fiber driveshafts. Sadly, the two BMW performance cars …

Autos

Behold, The $500 Carbon Fiber Camp Chair

New for 2018, GCI just announced a carbon fiber camp chair. The price? A whopping $500.<b>Now we all love a good camp chair around the fire.</b> But GCI …

Backpacking

Workhorse SureFly Could be Your Personal Helicopter Pretty Soon

Back in 1939, Igor Sikorsky designed and flew the world’s first viable helicopter, which pioneered the rotor configuration used by most helicopters …

Aerospace

Fstoppers Reviews the AmazonBasics Carbon Fiber Monopod

Akin to the store brands that are found next to the name brands on the shelves in a brick-and-mortar supermarket, AmazonBasics products have become a …

Mountains

Filamentive Addressing the ‘Reel Issues’ with Empty Filament Spool Return

The fundamental advantage of 3D printing is <b>less waste, more efficiency</b>. In desktop 3D printing, we can now buy recycled 3D printer filament, and even …

3D Printing

Singer and Williams are joining forces on a meticulously modified 4.0L Porsche flat-six

As if Singer's highly-coveted 911 restorations weren't incredible enough, the company has teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering to offer a …

Autos

Manfrotto targets 360° VR creators with new range of accessories

Accessory creator Manfrotto has just launched a new range of bases, booms, heads and dollies aimed at Virtual Reality content creators. The company …

Virtual Reality

KS carbon fibre 175mm dropper posts for racers and droppers for 27.2mm frames - MBR

Niche but nice.<p>XC racers rejoice! You can now have lightweight 175mm drop carbon seatposts at last. And all you skinny 27.2mm seat tubers are catered …

Mountains

Singer and Williams AE engine collaboration!

500hp air-cooled flat-six, input from Mr Mezger, a rev limit beyond 9K...