The Story of the World’s First Torlon Plastic Engine


Torlon is well known as a plastic with outstanding strength and temperature resistance. To prove Torlon’s viability for metal replacement, Amoco built a racecar engine with parts made of injection
molded Torlon plastic in 1984. The racecar with the Torlon plastic engine and transmission components was named the Lola, and it successfully completed six races in 1984 and 1985. Its engine withstood thousands of miles of testing and racing.

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