Ford will be the first car manufacturer to ever use Gorilla Glass in a car windscreen, fitted on their new GT supercar. The innovative windscreen uses a layer of Gorilla Glass alongside normal glass, and will be 32 percent lighter and 50 percent thinner than a typical windscreen.
Ford Introduce Gorilla Glass
The new panels will be used not only on the windscreen but also on the rear engine cover. This will both help save weight and lower the center of gravity. Other benefits of the Gorilla Glass is that it’s a hell of a lot harder to scratch than normal glass. Meaning that damage from stones on the road are a lot less likely.
During development, we tried different glass variations before we found a combination that provided both weight savings and the durability needed for exterior automotive glass. – Ford body exteriors engineer Paul Linden.
Hybrid Windscreen Video
The implementation of Gorilla Glass windscreens might be more widespread in the motoring industry following this bold move, but as with most innovations it will only happen when the price is right.