The Spark Odyssey all-electric SUV options Bcomp’s pure fiber ampliTex™ and powerRibs™ within the bodywork, designed by Spark Racing Know-how. The properties of the flax fiber will probably be examined within the excessive situations of the inaugural Excessive E Championship over 5 weekends protecting 4 continents from Saudi Arabia to the arctic.
Bcomp’s powerRibs™ reinforcement grid together with its ampliTex™ materials, create sustainable bodyworks with the identical stiffness and weight as carbon fiber. If the fabric breaks, it leads to blunt edges as an alternative of sharp items, bettering driver security in addition to security for race groups and spectators. Damping properties are improved by 250%, decreasing noise ranges and vibration, additionally benefitting drivers by lowering fatigue.
The Spark Odyssey weighs only one,650 kilograms, measures 2.3 meters vast, boasts 550 hp, and may speed up from 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds.
Sustainability can also be addressed, as the usage of pure fiber gives an 85% cradle-to-grave discount of CO2 emissions.
Théophile Gouzin, technical director of Spark Racing Know-how stated, “Bcomp’s pure fiber applied sciences are an ideal match for the objectives we set for ourselves in Excessive E, reaching the best stage of sustainable efficiency and security. We’re very completely happy in regards to the profitable collaboration with Bcomp as each corporations are expertise leaders in sustainable motorsports.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Spark to offer our sustainable lightweighting options for the Odyssey bodywork. Having our expertise concerned on this collection is an unbelievable alternative for Bcomp; racing in such all kinds of places, climates and terrains will actually take a look at our supplies and conclusively reveal their functionality and efficiency,” Christian Fischer, CEO and co-founder at Bcomp, stated. “Sustainable composites supply a sensible path ahead for thus many industries, motorsport included. Given the quantity of manufacturing, consumption, waste and emissions concerned within the provide, use and disposal of carbon fiber, the implementation of sustainable composites is a transparent step in the suitable course.”