In its 30th year of using carbon-fiber reinforced polymer in its vehicles, Lamborghini has opened a research center dedicated to the study of this important material. The Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL) celebrated a grand opening last Tuesday at the new facility in Seattle, Washington. Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Automobili Lamborghini explained, “Carbon fiber is a material that Lamborghini has a long history with. Starting with the Countach Quattrovalvole and continuing today, it is one of the most important keys to the success of our cars in the past, present, and future.” The research in Seattle will focus on perfecting Forged Composites and minimizing the production time of carbon-fiber materials.
Lamborghini chose Seattle specifically for the company’s connection to Boeing, as the car manufacturer intends to collaborate with the airline producer, making carbon-fiber technological advances together. Happy to welcome the new laboratory to Seattle, Washington’s governor Jay Inslee described, “Seattle is a nexus for innovation, and Lamborghini’s choice to base its carbon-fiber research center here reflects that. Lamborghini’s Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory, their continued success in developing breakthrough technology, and their collaboration with Boeing is a benefit and a point of pride for the city and the state of Washington.” We’re eager to see what new discoveries Lamborghini makes in the future to make their cars safer, faster, and more reliable.