Automobili Lamborghini has selected Zircotec to supply a high performance thermal barrier coating to help reduce the weight of its new Murciélago LP670-4 supercar. Zircotec’s coating reduces the need for heat shields whilst still allowing heat sensitive lightweight materials to be used in close proximity to the exhaust pipe. The technology also protects other heat sensitive components from damage.
Our coating has helped contribute to an overall weight saving of 100kg over the normal Murciélago, with 33kg of the reduction coming from the new powertrain and exhaust system.
Luca Meschiari, head of exhausts at Lamborghini comments…..
“Zircotec helped us in achieving the attention to detail in weight reduction on this programme. Their coating helps save weight yet it is also durable, and meets our requirements in terms of performance and quality more than other solutions we have seen.”
Lamborghini previously used a Zircotec coating for its Reventón where a durable solution to protect the composite bodywork and components around the exhaust was required.