Porsche debuts natural fibre bodywork to reduce carbon footprint

28 Sep 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

Porsche Motorsport has teamed up with Swiss firm Bcomp to launch a new car featuring a full natural fibre bodywork which lowers the carbon footprint of the frame by 75%. 

The car debuted at the Nurburgring 24h race on 26th and 27th September, run by Porsche customer racing team Four Motors.

The new powerRibs technology sees the natural fibre parts match the performance of traditional monolithic carbon fibres, according to the car manufacturer.

It also lowers the CO2 footprint by up to 75% for a composite part using natural fibres vs. carbon fibres, while parts can be used for thermal energy recovery at the end of their lifespan, ensuring they don’t end up in landfills.