At the heart of the Elemental Rp1 is a patented pending carbon composite tub.
Designed in house using our CarbonAl+ technology, it weighs just 65kg and is built to FIA standards of strength and stiffness.
It consists of custom-engineered carbon side-pods and a dash panel with an integrated structural cross beam. These are bonded to the bulkhead and floor panels, which are made from high precision, laser cut, composite aluminium sandwich panels.
The tub has been designed from day one to be used for both left or right hand drive cars, meaning that there are no design compromises in structure or package made for either variant.
A finished car can even be converted from one to the other in just a couple of hours.
The front and rear sub frames are tungsten welded, laser cut, seamless high strength steel tubing, and are attached to the front and rear bulkheads of the tub.
They carry the suspension and powertrain loads and are designed to maximise the torsional rigidity of the chassis.
Attached to the sub frames are economical and easily replaceable body structures, which support the lights and bodywork extremities.
Made from aerospace inspired laser cut, folded and riveted aluminium, these body structures are amazingly lightweight.Ergonomics