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Porsche Creates a New Car Made with Hemp

12 Sep, 2019

Porsche Creates a New Car Made with Hemp

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 Back in 1941, Henry Ford created a car made entirely from plastic that was said to have used cellulose from hemp, soybeans, and wheat in its structure.  Now, over 70 years later, Porsche has decided to make a car constructed with hemp. The 718 Cayman GT4 Sportsclub contains doors that use and organic fiber mixture based largely from hemp and flax.  This replaces the usage of standard carbon fiber. Porsche says the substance is similar in weight and is a more eco-friendly alternative. The Clubsport also features racing seats, a 425 hp 3.8-liter flat-six engine, roll cage, 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, fuel cell, racing brakes and suspension.  The organic mixture of hemp and flax on the doors provide weight reduction. It's great to see a major car company like Porsche embrace hemp and all its benefits.  Hopefully more people in the auto industry wake up to the fact that hemp is durable, environmentally friendly, natural, and a great alternative for many building materials.  Check out the hemp car from Porsche below! 

  

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