Europa S body shell
CTRM Composites Engineering (CTRM CE) was awarded a contract
by Lotus Cars UK in December 2005. The contract
required the company to manufacture and assemble
primed composites body panel for Lotus Europa
S. The processes in providing Lotus Cars UK
with primed composites body panel include hand
laminating, post curing, trimming and priming
with surface finishing of composites curved
In recent years, super car
industry has seen tremendous technological advancement.
Super car manufacturers are resorting to space
age technology in producing high performance
super car, which is lighter for better performance.
Before this, most of them are using the traditional
metal or lightweight aluminium for body panel.
But now they are opting for the aerospace composites
materials for body panels. This new material
is lighter and stronger. It also provides design
versatility for better aerodynamics and performance.
To date, CTRM CE has delivered
a total of 409 car sets of composites body panels
for Lotus Europa S to Lotus Cars of UK.