NetComposites
Attwater

RSIII is up to the Challenge

02 October 2009

Veritas and Formtech Composites combined to take on an improbable challenge for this year’s Salon Prive luxury car show, held at London’s Hurlingham Club.

In just five weeks the team was able to build the car, dubbed the Veritas RSIII, which features a 5 Litre V10 BMW engine with full carbon fibre bodywork, capable of producing a top speed of approximately 350 km/h.

The Formtech group supported the programme with composites bodywork, machining of components and solutions to the design problems encountered during such a short build timescale.

Mark Preston, Managing Director said “it was an example of what is possible using motorsports working practices to achieve delivery in a very short space of time.”

The bodywork was produced with carbon fibre prepreg material from the Advanced Composites Group. The process used an out-of-autoclave resin system similar to the proposed solution to the serial production car.

“Using a resin system and processes that are similar the final production version meant that we were able to gain valuable knowledge about the target weight and stiffness of the bodywork”, said Preston.

The car was delivered to the Salon Prive on time and won the prizes for the “Best of Show” and “People’s Choice” up against such challengers as the Aston Martin One-77.

Stuart Banyard, Production Manager, said “it was an incredible challenge and the staff all pulled together to achieve the impossible. We enjoyed working closely with the engineers and technicians at Veritas to achieve such a great product in a short space of time.”

The Veritas RSIII has been presented at the Pebble Beach event in the USA and is now on sale via Vermot AG in Germany with a planned 30 cars to be built.





Share this story


Related / You might like...

Fagor Arrasate’s Ultra-fast Consolidator Machine System Receives the JEC Innovation Award

Fagor Arrasate's commitment to innovation has received recognition from the JEC, the leading international composites fair.

Hydrosize Carbon from Michelman Helps Manufacturers Improve Quality and Performance of Composites

Michelman’s new Hydrosize Carbon fibre sizing solutions allow customers to leverage carbon fibre’s unique benefits and produce higher quality composite parts.

Breakthrough Technology from Heraeus Noblelight for Aerospace

Heraeus Noblelight, presents together with German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) its breakthrough humm3 heating technology for composite materials at JEC World 2019.