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Engineering planning & Project Management

CAD Design & CAE Analysis

Press Forming

Electronic Integration


Project Objective

To produce, in volume, a carbon fibre painted tailgate with trim panels and fully lacquered and painted active spoiler assembly for this high performance model.

Penso in Action

  • Develop process to manufacture visual quality components in volume.
  • Integrate all aspects of the business capabilities into one customer programme covering composites design and manufacture (visual and structural)
  • CAE analyses for air flow and structural integrity
  • System and electronics engineering on active wing sub assembly
  • Composite bonding and pressing processes to support volume manufacture
Withstand Aero loads of +250kgf
Volume production 2020

Penso's Results and Benefits

  • Lightweighting – tailgate plus double wing with actuating system weighs the same as the aluminium tailgate on the base car.
  • Wing assembly is capable of operating across all typical automotive temperatures and humidity levels without failure.
  • Ability to withstand aero loads of +250kgf in the application.
  • Supplier rationalisation; full suite of capabilities and services within Penso reduces the need for the customer to manage 3 or 4 Tier 1 suppliers to achieve the same product.

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