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CLIP 8217

Materials and engineering: luxury yachts and cars

Materials and engineering: luxury yachts and cars
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Key Info
  • Materials and engineering: luxury yachts and cars
  • Duration: 06:23
  • A comparison of the materials and engineering used in two luxury products - a yacht and a supercar. For the person who has everything, science and engineering have developed materials which will make your luxury yacht and supercar go even faster. Carbon fibre used throughout the yacht - inside and out - and an aerodynamically designed bodyshell make it fast in the water. Carbon fibre has also been used in the Zonda Roadster car, where weight has been minimised in favour of speed - but what happens when it rains? Published as part of the Top Gear website: bbc.co.uk/topgear/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Design and Technology

       Topic:

    Resistant Materials

  • Keywords: expensive, engineering, invention, design, technology, TopGear
Ideas for use in class
  • Smart materials used in product design - why is weight an important factor in the performance of these vehicles? what might the drawbacks be - cost, safety, strength?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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