As you may recall, the maker of Italian dream machines opened the doors of its new Advanced Composites Research Lab in Seattle, Washington. Ever since, Lamborghini has been hard at work trying to figure out how to fill its exotic vehicles with more exotic materials. By the looks of things, the center may be on the cusp of making incredible breakthroughs
. The latest would send carbon fiber components into a frontier that seems too harsh for any non-metal element: the engine. One of the multiple projects that the center is currently looking into is forging connecting rods, the components that connect the piston to the crankshaft, out of carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is known for being one of the most strength-dense materials out there.