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Report Brings Attention to the Repair Costs of Lighter Cars Which Use New Materials

Report Brings Our Attention to the Repair Costs of New, Lighter Cars Which Use New Materials - Carscoops

What are your thoughts on this subject? Anyone concerned about the potential high repairing cost for the 4C in case of an accident, large or small?
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will clearly reflect in insurance premiums
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I was surprised by the low insurance cost of our Audi A2 in 2001 despite its aluminium / plastic body but I think carbon fibre is different. The tub in a Mcclaren F1 is eventually a consumable service part and I imagine cannot be patched up like steel or assumed to be undamaged if you cannot see damage.
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Dont see an issue. If you bend the tub, you write off the car. This is normal in most cars; and i suspect will be the rule on the 4c.

As it has a front subframe, I guess it will be harder to write off than an Elise, as if you rip the front suspension mount on an Elise it is a write off. 4C looks like it will be a new subframe.

GRP is great, you dont repair a crash, pull out dents and fill, you replace the panel, and the car is as good as new (maybe better depending on the quality of manufacturer paint job!)
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I don't see any issue at all. The insurance for the Mclaren is the same as the 458 so why do people think it will be a problem with the 4C?

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