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Shinoo, do you know why(besides pricing) the Mono never made the chassis out of alum extrusion or carbon but DOM steel tubing(circa 1960 tech) and the body panels have graphane?
Cost. The chassis is excellent and safe (FIA spec). It is significantly safer that an Ariel Atom. Tooling up any other material would have been prohibitively expensive. The tools for the body were enough of a financial hit...

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