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Our 3D scanning team has helped produce a custom Maserati for Jodie Kidd’s participation in a celebration of Italian brands, food and wine.

The inaugural ‘Best of Italy’ Festival this will take place between September 16-18 in Castell’Arquato, Italy. Over 150+ Supercars and Motorbikes, as well as 500 top cyclists will take part in this celebration of all things Italian.

As part of this the event organisers commissioned GT Forte Ltd to produce an exclusive one-off custom Maserati, based on the 2001 Maserati 320S concept car, to be driven at the event by supermodel Jodie Kidd.

The base car used was a Maserati 4200 Spyder, redesigned to replicate the original ‘barchetta’ style of the 320S, with a small windscreen in front of the driver, a visible roll-over bar with aerodynamic fairing in the rear, and a closed passenger side without a seat.

Our PES Scanning team were asked by GT Forte to undertake a detailed 3D scan of the upper surfaces of the base car’s bodywork. This provided the necessary data which was used by the car’s project team to make the new modified body parts as accurately as possible, to ensure a perfect fit.

Mike, head of the scanning team commented; “This was a really interesting project and we were happy to support GT Forte in completing it. The car looked very good on its unveiling at Brooklands Museum recently, and we look forward to seeing it back in its Italian homeland this September.”

Find out more about the project here.

Our client, Runflat CBR, aims to revolutionise runflat tyre technology and is expanding as they prepare for growth.
Runflat CBR, aims for success in global tyre market
Increased client demand prompts company expansion at the AMP
Using 3D scanning to help replace damaged wooden paneling in the Churchill Room, Hertfordshire
3D Scanning helps replace damaged panels in the Churchill Room
Our client, Runflat CBR, aims to revolutionise runflat tyre technology and is expanding as they prepare for growth.

Our client, Runflat CBR, aims to revolutionise runflat tyre technology and is expanding as they prepare for growth.

PES Performance engineers have helped Richard Lust and the Runflat CBR team to develop an insert that can be fitted into an ordinary wheel, and which maintains good drivability – the ability to steer, accelerate and brake efficiently – even if all four tyres suffer a blowout.

Beginning from a clean sheet, we worked with Richard to create an end-user ‘wishlist’, which incorporated more than 30 design and engineering challenges including to:

◊ Deliver world-beating performance for runflat tyre technology
◊ Deliver distance and speed performance well in excess of those currently available
◊ Develop an effective and lightweight anti-friction concept for longer runflat distances
◊ Incorporate a new ‘cantilever’ construction concept for lighter weight without compromising performance
◊ Develop the ability to absorb or deflect ballistic attack
◊ Ensure fitting can be carried out in less than 15 minutes
◊ Create a design concept to suit different wheel sizes so reducing manufacturing lead time
◊ Create a flexible product range so variations can be economically produced to fulfil special requirements of end-users.

Runflat CBR outgrew their original base in the AMP Technology Centre and have now taken a larger unit on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), ahead of the planned mass-manufacture of their products from the end of the year.

Richard, an engineer with nearly 30 years’ experience designing ‘runflats’, said: “We have now patented our revolutionary technology and are looking forward to sharing it with users across the globe from our new facility.”

See article in the Sheffield Star here.

See the Runflat video below;