Developing the Lotus Elise Series 2

Related Topics: Automotive Chassis Automotive Design Automotive Engineering Automotive Management Automotive Production BACKGROUNDThe Lotus Elise began life in 1992 as a lightweight “step-over” car with no doors after the wife of an engineer at the Hethel, England-based company insisted he not buy a motorcycle. Over the next two years it morphed into a two-door, back-to-basics […]

Do Plastic Body Panels Have A Future?

Related Topics: Automotive Body Automotive Materials Automotive Supply Side Related Suppliers Bayer MaterialScience The 2005 Saturn Relay minivan set to debut this fall may be most notable for something it doesn’t have–plastic body panels. Though Saturn long championed polymer panels while everybody else stuck with traditional stamped steel, the once-independent division is getting drawn more […]