The engine compartment protection in the MINI John Cooper Works GP is made of organic sheets allowing a robust design.
|advantages||Strength and energy absorption improved by three times
Weight reduction: Up to 50 percent lighter than steel parts and 20 percent lighter than aluminum parts
Improved acoustic properties
Core: Direct Long Fiber Thermoplastic (DLFT) made of polypropylene and continuous glass fibers
Outer layers: Tepex dynalite 104-RG 601 (composite sheet, continuous glass fiber reinforcement, PP matrix)
|process||Compression molding process|
|development status||Serial Production with low quantities|