Shape Machining Ltd has machined tools and made composite parts for the new Elemental RP1 high performance sports car.

Recently launched, the RP1 is designed and manufactured by a team of ex-Mclaren designers and features advanced aerodynamics and novel composite solutions to create a stunning, modern, high performance road car.

Managing Director, Peter McCool commented “The performance of the RP1 is amazing with a 0-60mph time of less than 3 seconds measured during testing. As you can imagine we are very pleased that Shape has supplied tooling and parts to this beautiful new sports car.

We like developing long term relationships with our customers. Our Engineering background and willingness to undertake R&D work allows us to develop innovative solutions to meet specific customer requirements. Elemental have benefited from this approach.”

Peter Kent, Composites Director, Elemental Cars, said: “The Rp1’s weight is crucial to its performance and we are using 21st century materials and manufacturing processes to make a car that is fast, strong and light. Shape’s expertise in creating the specialised tooling for some of the advanced composite parts on the Rp1 has helped us to achieve our specific brief of engineering a lightweight sports car that delivers unrivalled performance and driver engagement.”

SHAPE Machining specialises in machining metallic tools, epoxy tooling block patterns, Rohacell foams and the trimming of carbon fibre parts for the automotive, motorsport and aerospace industry.

SHAPE Engineering offers a full range of design, analysis and project management services to support composite part and tool manufacturing projects.

SHAPE Composites supplies thermoset and thermoplastic composite preforms and parts ranging from bespoke autoclave cured carbon parts to larger volumes of hot pressed formed carbon parts.

ShapeTex – Optimised carbon fibre preform design & manufacture

(image of the Elemental RP1)

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