The new @Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, the follow-up to the Cayman GT4 racer, is finally here! They have made it faster than the previous model and greener. Some components of the vehicle are made out of Flax and Hemp. They took flax and hemp fibers and arranged them to compose a similar pattern that one would find in components built from carbon fiber. It is the first ever race car to be made out of hemp.
The material is a low-cost alternative to carbon fiber that is a lot better for the environment. Another one of the major environmental advantages is its biodegradability. They used this brilliant material in the new Clubsport’s doors and rear spoiler. Porsche describes it as a “natural-fiber composite material” which is made from an “organic fiber mix” sourced from agricultural byproducts such as flax or hemp fiber.
All in all, the fact that Porsche is using this material shows their commitment to the production of sustainable motorsport vehicles – something not many companies are actually utilizing to their full capacity. The company says there are plans to make a street legal version of the 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 but it will not sport the 3.8-liter, six-cylinder engine like the Clubsport. A few other things may differ, but one thing is certain – hemp may just be the next major change in the industry and Porsche is already on board.
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