The term exoskeleton is best known in the areas of robotics and medical technology. But the exoskeleton can also be mentioned in connection with a vehicle tuning. For example, recently a BMW E36 so individually tuned that the body panel was removed and the vehicle was given an exoskeleton. The exoskeleton makes the 3 Series look stylish and, above all, robust and even saves weight. And the E36 with the name "Klaus" is an eye-catcher among the tuning vehicles.
Exoskeleton on the car - what's the point?
Attaching an exoskeleton to a vehicle is rather the exception and only a few tuners have so far dealt with this tuning variant. But there is more vehicle. For example, an exoskeleton in stylish black was created on sheepey race Lamborghini Huracan installed. In contrast to the converted BMW "Klaus", almost all body parts were retained here. While the black exoskeleton on the Lamborghini only has a slightly supporting function and was installed more for aesthetic reasons, the exoskeleton on "Klaus" replaces important body parts and makes a major contribution to stability. And the exoskeleton serves as a vital roll cage and makes “Klaus” look extremely robust. Installing an exoskeleton on the vehicle always creates a sensation. It is used for individual tuning optics and can also be used as a replacement for entire body parts.
Exoskeleton as a replacement for body parts
The exoskeleton can do more than just contribute to the look of a tuning vehicle. For example, the exoskeleton can be used to remove the car roof and car doors. In the case of the BMW E36 "Klaus", only the side wall parts in the rear area, frame and windshield were retained. The rest was replaced by a black exoskeleton that was specially made for this vehicle and of course cannot be found on the tuning shelf. The roll cage has been moved to the outside and a rear wing has also been installed to further enhance the look of the BMW. The interior has also been expanded and four bucket seats have been installed. The vehicle was also fitted with a three-spoke steering wheel. Due to the missing vehicle doors, entry is possible quickly. However, it should be noted that you have to climb over a bracket to reach the vehicle's bucket seats. The vehicle is therefore more suitable for show purposes.
Exoskeleton as a tuning highlight
Using an exoskeleton in a vehicle is a tuning highlight and is guaranteed to turn the car into an eye-catcher. However, such a tuning undertaking should only be carried out by specialists. Such a cage always has to be made individually and is not available for the desired vehicle like a set of aluminum rims. In normal cases, extensive, permanent changes to the vehicle are to be expected and there are no significant advantages over a conventional roll cage in the interior. Before such a conversion, the legal side should also be inquired and observed. The tuning with exoskeleton was carried out in the USA and is not intended for German roads. Quite a cool thing for show vehicles, but almost impossible to implement for a road legal car. Nevertheless, the tuning is interesting for car enthusiasts and "Klaus" and the sheepyrace Lambo are definitely not the last vehicles to have an exoskeleton.
Exoskeleton - conclusion
The exoskeleton is largely unknown for the tuning area and has only been used on a few vehicles (apart from various ATVs or dune buggies etc.) retrofitted. In the case of a tuned car, the exoskeleton can replace entire parts of the vehicle body or partially protect them. Such an exoskeleton is quite common on puristic vehicles such as the Ariel Atom or the MEV rocket. Such a vehicle is also called Exoskeleton-car (Exoskeleton-Car) and carries the visible outer frame made of steel, aluminum or carbon tubes and therefore has no doors. Structurally, an exoskeleton chassis is halfway between a ladder chassis and a spaceframe chassis. We hope that the info report on the topic / term exoskeleton (further names / keywords: protection system, protection strut, protection cage, roll cage, impact protection, impact protection, impact protection, rollover protection, accident protection, cage) from the field of autotuning. Our goal is that the largest German-language tuning dictionary (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this lexicon and how far we are, you can HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene concept be illuminated by us. By the way, you will be informed about new topics if you have ours Feed subscribe to.
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