Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Ford GT's windshield will be Gorilla Glass, just like your smartphone screen

The new Ford GT supercar will be full of fancy technology. A twin-turbo engine. Carbon fiber everything. And, thanks to a partnership with Corning, a windshield built with Gorilla Glass, the same tech that's used to keep your smartphone screen intact (unless you drop it on concrete).

The special multilayered hybrid windshield (combining multiple types of glass) will be used on both the windshield and rear engine cover on the GT, for both increased lightness — very important in a track-focused supercar — and a tougher, more scratch-resistant window. Layered glass is also used to make windshields shatter-resistant, so that glass doesn't go everywhere in a crash.

For the Ford GT, triple-layered glass is the trick: one part toughened...

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