Gordon Murray Design and Toray Industries to enter technical partnership

Article by Christian A., on January 27, 2012

Gordon Murray Design has agreed to venture into a technical partnership with TORAY Industries that originates from the TEEWAVE AR.1 launch at the Tokyo Motor Show last month. The partnership will focus on several key areas, such as the further development of Gordon Murray Design's iStream manufacturing system, the joint research and development of processes and materials, and the exploration of more opportunities for the materials of TORAY in the automotive sector.

TORAY Industries has recently commissioned Gordon Murray to design and build a fully functioning prototype 2-seater electric sports vehicle, which was later on named as the TEEWAVE AR.1. This vehicle presents TORAY's fundamental approach on sustainability and high efficiency.

It also uses a whole range of the automotive products of TORAY in its construction, such as the TORAY advanced eco-materials and carbon-reinforced plastic technology. In addition, TEEWAVE achieves ultimate performance characteristics, thanks to a weight of only 846kg (the lithium-ion battery included), advanced crash structures and carbon-fiber composite panels. 

The technical partnership presents an opportunity for the two companies to merge their core capabilities to achieve technological advancements in the utilization of carbon fiber and other core materials in volume production as well as in the further development of automotive safety, structural thermoplastics and advanced crash structures. With this agreement, significant advantages are made in terms of light-weighting, cost, efficiency, sustainability and safety.

 Professor Gordon Murray, CEO & Technical Director of Gordon Murray Design Limited, commented that working with TORAY on the TEEWAVE program was a "great platform" to launch a technical partnership from. He added that they look forward to working with TORAY on "many more" revolutionary technology programs.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

The BMW 7 Series is already highly sought after but nonetheless, the German marque is giving it a more exclusive variant for the Russian market, and they are calling it...
by - October 20, 2017
Several automakers including Porsche, Volkswagen, Smart and even Land Rover have all been victimized by cheap Chinese copycats. And if you haven’t seen it yet, the most recent one would...
by - October 20, 2017
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been around for quite some time now but to bid it farewell, the company has launched the Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition. Mercedes will only build a...
by - October 20, 2017
Have you ever wondered what you can you buy with $9,365 in your pocket? Well, you have quite a lot of options. In fact, you can even purchase a used...
by - October 20, 2017
The Audi A7 Sportback, whether you would like to call it a sportback or a four-door coupe, has always been a beautiful car. And this week, the 2019 model year...
by - October 20, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries