For the seventh time, the technology company Altair once again presented the Enlighten Award to outstanding vehicle lightweighting solutions at the CAR Management Briefing Seminar 2019 in Traverse City (USA). Richard Yen, senior vice-president, strategic solutions team and global automotive business of Altair quotes that “the winning products demonstrates the power of innovation and engineering disciplines to reduce vehicle weight and emissions”. Winner of “Low-Volume Production” CategoryFerrari’s Portofino, weighing an impressive 80kg lighter, while being 35 % stiffer than the outgoing California T that it replaces, was the winner in the Full Vehicle, low-volume production category. The Portofino is designed to be driven daily, and converts in just 14 seconds from an authentic ‘berlinetta’ coupé to a drop-top, thanks to the retractable hard top system. It is significantly lighter than the outgoing model, thanks to the adoption of new components featuring innovative design developed by an extensive use of structural optimization, innovative aluminum technologies and the use of cutting-edge production techniques. “Taking the Altair Enlighten Award in the full ve...