In the automotive field, transparent components are increasingly manufactured from polycarbonate and PLEXIGLAS®. Compared to mineral glass, this saves a lot of weight. This is a vital aspect for competitive cars such as the Porsche Cup Series. Polycarbonate is mostly shatter-proof; not only possesses a high-quality luminance but is also weather-resistant and easy to maintain.
Coloured, non-transparent plastic materials are suitable for the entire body of the car as well as single body components. A costly processing procedure such as painting, which is frequently associated with careful transportation and elaborate facilities such as cleanrooms, is made redundant by the use of tinted glossy plastic plates.