Drive shafts are mostly used in automotive industry to transmit torque as a lightweight alternative. Superior advantage of stiffness to weight ratio allows vehicles to be fuel efficient by weight reduction. High torque value can be achieved by benefiting from mechanical properties of carbon fiber and its manufacturing processes.
Speed and weight are the most important related parameters on motorsport after safety of course. Drive shaft is crucial part of the motorsport vehicles and must have high mechanical properties like fatigue resistance and stiffness. Besides the advantages of high mechanical properties, it is possible to achieve higher speeds with carbon fiber composite shafts on motor sports such as formula.