CASE STUDIES

Lamborghini Reventón

Lamborghini Reventón

Automobili Lamborghini selected Zircotec to supply a thermal barrier for its one million Euro Reventón car.  Zircotec's plasma-sprayed Diamond Black coating is applied to the exhaust and inhibits heat transfer from the tailpipe protecting heat sensitive components from damage. Lamborghini needed a durable solution that protected the composite bodywork and components at the rear of the car.  Traditional paint finishes were unable to meet the stringent qual...
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Le Mans Radical

Le Mans Radical

Plasma-sprayed ceramic coatings helped reduce the weight and increase the durability and efficiency of an LMP2 Le Mans race car. When the Radical marque made its debut at the 2006 Le Mans 24-hour race, it was with a car that used technology originally developed by the nuclear energy industry to make it lighter, more durable and more efficient. Prepared by Rollcentre Racing, the LMP2 (prototype class) car used Zircotec's ceramic coatings plasma-sprayed onto carbon composite pan...
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Impreza Type25

Impreza Type25

The ultimate Subaru road car relies on the ultimate heat barrier coating to sharpen its performance edge. Litchfield's Impreza Type 25 is designed to be the ultimate hot Suburu, using superb design and attention to detail to lift it above outstanding competitors. Based on the already quick Japanese-only Spec C car, it features a more powerful, 2.5 litre engine co-developed with Cosworth. This produces 415bhp, rather than around 300 on the 'standard' car, but it also ge...
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Classic and sports cars

Classic and sports cars

Heat soak and the temperature-related degradation of component finish can be greatly reduced by a plasma-sprayed ceramic coating already relied on by five Formula One teams. Desmond J. Smail, one of Europe's leading specialists in exceptional classic Aston Martins, is already using the technique. "Most classic cars have very poor thermal management from new," explains Desmond Smail. "Our customers today don't want to be cooked by exhaust manifolds close to t...
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Supermono Bike

Supermono Bike

Plasma-sprayed ceramic coatings allow a motorcycle race team to handle hot exhausts with bare hands Bike racing brothers, Gary and Mick Smith were worried about the heat generated by the exhaust system on their Supermono class Honda racing bike. There was concern both for the rider and for the machine's performance and durability, due to the exhaust being sited close to both the rider's legs and to the bike's radiator. A traditional asbestos wrap would solve the proble...
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