iStream Carbon, the carbon-fibre chassis and affordable global Gordon Murray
Yes, it is the same chassis that yesterday was in the Yamaha Sports Ride Concept, a prototype of lightweight sports which pointed more to weight reduction than the power. The iStream Carbon has the advantage that it is simple to fabricate, fast to manufacture, and inexpensive to manufacture, precisely all the inconveniences that carries a carbon chassis seem to disappear.
there seems to 7 models that are working with this new chassis, which makes it a global model and affordable that not only saves money for the manufacturers. It also saves production time, and is that every 100 seconds can come out one of these chassis from the assembly line.
it Also consumes less energy and resources, elements that the manufacturer can outsource to complete the assembly of its cars at the factory. Is based on a tubular structure, though once mounted it makes the functions of a monohull, so the stiffness own of a sporting is also present to a lesser price.
The manufacturer, which has counted with the help of companies such as Toray Industries or Innovative the UK, ensures that the quality is also one of its strong points. Ensures a durability and resistance to corrosion a conventional cassette, in addition to the modularity that makes this model a perfect base for several manufacturers.
The iStream Carbon can, thanks to its manufacture simplified, occur faster and in a larger volume. You can build between 1,000 and 350,000 units per year, which makes it a chassis that you can have any sports affordable. And it is precisely that 7 models are already studying gives us a good account of that we’re probably before a new generation of sports affordable low-weight carbon-fibre chassis.