The modified car in my eyes is divided into three grades:
Primary performance party: Pursue the improvement of vehicle power performance, flash engine computer, and increase turbocharging value.
Intermediate control party: focus on optimization of control performance, adjust shock absorbers, and replace high-performance tires.
Senior Lightweight Party: Those who rely heavily on carbon fiber composite materials.
It is not difficult to improve the power of a car, and it is relatively simple to optimize the handling performance, but a car with only the mechanical structure left to be dismantled, and want to reduce weight, is not only complicated but also more expensive. The complexity and overhead are mainly reflected in carbon fiber car parts.
As a top product in the material industry, everyone knows that carbon fiber is very light and costly. What advantages does it bring to cars, which is frequently seen in competitive cars?
High strength that can't be hit at hundreds of kilometers per hour
In the F1 car body, carbon fiber is almost everywhere we can see, the steering wheel, aerodynamics kit, suspension link and the monocoque (F1 cockpit) to protect the driver's life.
These carbon fiber products help F1 racing cars meet the requirements of lightweight. Its quality is only one-fifth of steel products. The more critical point is that carbon fiber products are not only lighter in weight, but also stronger than steel.
In F1 races, when the car is hit at a speed above 200km/h, the car may rush to the wall, or flip over and hit the ground, or collide with other vehicles. The cockpit of the racing car can still be intact and not broken, to ensure the safety of the driver's life.
In the C-NCAP crash test of civilian vehicles, the test vehicle was subjected to a crash test at a speed of 50km/h. There were still many vehicles with different levels of safety problems. However, F1 cars collided at a speed of 200km/h or more. Can reach such a standard, can see the gap between ordinary metal and carbon fiber products.
Improved handling and longevity
In addition to F1 racing cars, more and more super sports cars, especially the Premier Supercars led by McLaren, have also begun to adopt a large number of carbon fiber composite bodies to ensure the safety performance of the vehicle while reducing the weight.
The application of carbon fiber improves the performance of vehicles in more aspects. For example, in terms of sportiness, lighter weight can perform better whether the vehicle is speeding up, braking or cornering.
Furthermore, due to the high strength of carbon fiber car parts, it can achieve better transmission efficiency when applied to half shafts and transmission shafts.
Besides, carbon fiber is different from metal. It has the characteristics of fatigue and corrosion resistance. The carbon fiber car parts of vehicles have a longer life under normal use.
But what you need to know is that carbon fiber itself is resistant to high temperatures, but carbon fiber products are made of carbon fiber cloth and resin. Due to the different grades and qualities of resin, some carbon fiber products made of polyester resin are not It has a pungent odor, and the surface will turn yellow after use. Therefore, when purchasing carbon fiber modification parts, pay attention to the type of resin in carbon fiber car parts. The approximate grade of the resin composition in carbon fiber products that can be bought is cyanate ester resin (mostly used in aerospace and military industries). Ester resin.
Exclusive pattern, a status symbol
Because of the outstanding performance of carbon fiber car parts and the price different from popular products, carbon fiber has naturally become the "black gold" in the hearts of car fans. It has also aroused the popular pursuit of people. The car can use carbon fiber only with carbon fiber. Even if there is no money in hand, a fake carbon fiber sticker should be attached.
More and more carbon fiber car parts have also turned from practical types to decorative types.