Composite fabric is in the latest and fastest Lotus models

14. December, 2016

The composite fabrics made by Valmiera Glass UK Ltd. are widely used both in the making of everyday items and in the production of more complex structures in the aviation, automotive and maritime industries. Composite fabrics have made their way into the market thanks to their durability, lightness, high thermal durability and comparatively low cost.

Did you know that composite fabrics made by Valmiera Glass UK are used in the latest and fastest Lotus model 3-Eleven? The light body panels made of composite fabrics have made it possible to make a high-performance car with a weight under 900 kg, delivering at the same time 500 HP per ton. The car maker group Hexion offers two Lotus 3-Eleven model types: standard and racing. 3-Eleven accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3.4 seconds, and the racing version’s maximum speed is 290 km/h. The model’s edition is limited to 311 cars, with the price of the standard version from £ 82,000.

Chris Burt, salesman of composite fabrics, Valmiera Glass UK Ltd., points out that “The Lotus 3-Eleven stems from the rich Lotus history of making fast cars that raise your adrenaline level, triumph at competitions and beat records. Both the standard and racing versions are made at Combined Composite Technologies (CCT), which is a company in the Hexion Group since 2015. They have experience in using composite materials in car bodies since 1960. In each car, 28 meters of E-glass composite fabric has been used. CCT has stated that they currently have several similar cooperation projects for the making of cars with high-performance composite materials.”

Photo: Lotus 3-Eleven, the latest and fastest Lotus model, in which the composite fabric made by Valmiera Glass UK Ltd. has been used. Photo©