Monday, July 9, 2012

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

The image below is interesting because it shows with more detail the floorpan of a modern car, in this case the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Notice the different strengthening elements and rigidity measures that this type of construction allows.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

BMW 5 series

An image of the structure of the 2011 BMW 5 series showing a great amount of hot formed steel but also the intensive use of aluminium for body panels and parts of the front structure. Although to less extent than the previous E60 5 series, BMW favours the use of aluminium in the front contributing to a better front to rear weight distribution.

Volvo car body

Volvo is a brand well known for safety. In the image below one gest to see the body structure of one of its cars (S60) with coloured parts for the different materials. A bit like previous images in this blog but this time applied in the real structure.