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Heat-proofing for Lambo's Reventon

2008-06-19 09:30
Lamborghini, Reventon
The plasma-sprayed Diamond Black coating supplied by automotive coating specialist Zircotec will be applied to the exhaust and prevents heat transfer from the tailpipe damaging the heat-sensitive components at the rear of the car.

“Paint finishes were unable to meet the stringent quality and durability requirements set by Lamborghini. Our coating is plasma-sprayed, in effect welding it to the base material, making it more resilient during heat cycling, life testing and abrasion tests," said Zircotec sales manager Peter Whyman.

"Together with the new black finish, Zircotec was able to deliver not only a highly durable coating but one that satisfied the requirements of Lamborghini’s Styling Department”.

Lamborghini is the first application for the Diamond Black surface, for which a patent has been applied for.

“Up until now, black was only available using high temperature paints,” continued Whyman. “Only using paint is less durable and is therefore not appropriate for OEM applications."

Zircotec applications have already been used in F1 and World Rally applications and Lamborghini is the latest to benefit from technology originally developed for the nuclear industry.
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