Capricorn produces Apollo IE chassis
Capricorn produces the new Apollo IE chassis. The chassis of the brand new Apollo IE platform, developed in cooperation with Apollo and HWA AG, represents the first full carbon chassis of its kind, in which not only the monocoque, but also the subframes and crash structures are made of carbon.
The new chassis has been designed to meet and in part to exceed the safety requirements of the FIA LMP2. It has a full carbon safety cell that provides occupant protection without the need for a roll cage. Other key features of the new chassis include modular design, increased safety, higher torsional rigidity, symmetrical design (available in both the left and right configuration) and weight reduction over the prototype platform.
Longstanding close partnership with Porsche in racing and series production
Porsche and capricorn have a long-standing successful partnership. Porsche has been accompanied by capricorn COMPOSITE in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in the Le Mans Prototype 1 (LMP1) class as a manufacturer of the monocoque and other structural and aerodynamic components since 2014, and thus right from the beginning. Porsche benefits from the many years of experience of capricorn COMPOSITE in the development and production of complex high-performance components made of fiber composites.
However, the collaboration between Porsche and capricorn goes far beyond the prototype class, it goes right down to the series. capricorn COMPOSITE also supplies CFRP components for the 918 Spyder and 991 GT2RS / GT3 series.
The capricorn GROUP is the expert for the development and production of prototype, pre-series and series components for the OEM automotive and motorsport industry, medical technology and aviation. Reliable, precise and qualitative partnering is the philosophy of capricorn. This results in a strong partnership with the same values and demands between capricorn and Porsche, from which both sides benefit. In addition to the capricorn COMPOSITE plant in Meuspath, the capricorn Group is represented with further seven locations in four countries. The capricorn product portfolio includes fiber composite structures, monocoques, engine components and castings.
capricorn COMPOSITE for the third time at the "night of technology"
For the third time, capricorn COMPOSITE participated with great success at the Night of technology of the Chamber of Crafts Koblenz. We were able to inspire many visitors with our exhibition area as well as with our lecture on the subject "composites: efficiency and high performance". A special highlight of the entire event, with several thousand visitors, was the Porsche LMP1 exhibited by us.
capricorn is member of SPACE Deutschland e.V.
In December 2016, SPACE Deutschland e.V. was founded in Berlin with the aim of continuously and sustainably improving the industrial performance of the German aviation industry and its supply chain.
The SPACE™ membership gives the capricorn GROUP the opportunity to be part of the network of the most important manufacturers and suppliers of the aviation industry. We look forward to a strong and committed, interdisciplinary and cross-national community.
capricorn COMPOSITE is growing
The heart of our production will be supplemented by two more autoclaves. Thus, the capricorn COMPOSITE offers its customers a doubling of their capacities. The completion of the construction work will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The capricorn COMPOSITE works with aramid fibre, carbon fibre and fibreglass pre-pregs in previous temperature cycles up to 450°C and pressures to 14 bar. Prerequisites that are needed especially in the construction of structural components.
Innovation in the field of crankshaft production
Together with our partner company Poly-Shape, capricorn is proud to present the first fully functional 3D printed crankshaft. Produced from a typical prototype steel grade, the crankshaft has been designed to make full use of the lightening possibilities of additive manufacturing. As a result, thanks to some unique features, the part offers a 30% weight saving compared with the billet crankshaft produced from the same material.
Beside the impressive weight saving performances, this part also provides some significant time saving potential. From design to finished part, the turnaround time can be reduced by 50% over the original process.
This clearly bears great potential, not only in the field of prototype manufacturing but also for niche production volumes.
85 years St. Étienne
For 85 years, we have been inspiring our customers with our exceptional engineering expertise in the field of crankshaft production. Offering the highest quality and excellent customer service has always been our value proposition. Just as 85 years ago, OEM automotive, truck and compressor crankshafts are the core products of our division in St. Étienne. Our range of services includes engineering and prototyping as well as the production of reference crankshafts and small series.
capricorn COMPOSITE is a member of the "Fahrzeug-Initiative Rheinland-Pfalz"
The "Fahrzeug-Initiative Rheinland-Pfalz" is an industry network, supported by the engagement of key decision-makers from industry, politics and science, who bundle their knowledge with the goal of advancing the vehicle industry.
We are looking forward to new and interesting contacts, exciting discussions as well as forward-looking projects and cooperations.
Once again with Porsche around the world
Although a remarkable era is coming to an end we are delighted to support Porsche at the 919 Tribute Tour as a composite full service partner. Once more the fans are invited to experience Porsche's fastest vehicle.
We are looking forward to new and exciting projects!
capricorn goes Australia
Our capricorn PERFORMANCE PARTS for Porsche models are now available at BWAauto for the Australian market.
Take advantage of the typical capricorn quality and service of BWAauto.
BWAauto is one of the leading service workshops for Posche, Audi, BMW and VW vehicles with locations in Sydney and Melbourne.
NC-coated capricorn barrel PBL-102-107. Bore 102mm with 107mm spigot. Among other things appropriate for Porsche 964-engines.
Save 30% now!
For more information and purchase orders please contact us via email sales[at]capricorngroup.de.
The offer applies only to enquiries till 28th of February 2018 and only as long as in stock. For more information please click here.
Peugeot wins Rally Dakar 2018
Congratulations to Peugeot Sport and the drivers Carlos Sainz / Lucas Cruz for winning the 2018 Dakar Rally!
Due to the farewell of Peugeot from the Dakar Rallye we would like to thank you for the successful time.
The capricorn GROUP whishes a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018.
Meuspath, Mönchengladbach, St.Etienne, Basingstoke, Modena
capricorn COMPOSITE at "lightweight construction" workshop
capricorn COMPOSITE successfully participated at the "lightweight construction" workshop in Neuwied. This contributed to a cooperation with the company Lohmann. A project and a joint appearance at the Hannover Messe in 2018 is already planned.
capricorn WORKS christmas special
capricorn carrera gravity die casting cylinder head with optimized port design.
Appropriate for carrera six engine type 901/20 and 901/21. Save up to 1.814,-€* now!
Thank you for 4 successful years!
Our sincere congratulations to the Porsche Motorsport Team for winning the drivers world championship (with Bernhard, Bamber, Hartley) as well as the manufacturers world championship 2017.
Thanks for 4 years of great work.
capricorn at the PMW in Cologne
Visit us from 15. - 17. November in hall 10.1, stand 4055 at the Professional MotorSport World Expo 2017 in Cologne! We are looking forward to constructive talks.
Our special November offer.
Mahle air cooled barrel out of stock. Appropriate for Porsche Typ 587-engines. Save 30% now!
For more information and purchase orders please contact us via email sales[at]capricorngroup.de
The offer applies only to enquiries till 30th November 2017 and only as long as in stock.
Special price 1.106,22€ per set (includes 4 pieces), RRP 1.580,32€, incl. 19% tax plus delivery costs.
Formula 1: Driver´s World Championship
Congratulations to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Lewis Hamilton for winning the 4th F1 world championship!
New: capricorn DOWNLOADS!
From now on you can find all relevant information about the company, our services and products at our download area:
Formel 1: Grand Prix of Austin
Congrats to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team for winning their fourth Constructor´s Championship! Further compliments go to the team and Lewis Hamilton for the victory at COTA.
Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix
Congrats to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Lewis Hamilton for winning the Japanese GP.
Formel 1 – Malaysia Grand Prix
Congrats to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Lewis Hamilton for completing the Malaysia Grand Prix at second position!
capricorn at COMPOSITES EUROPE
It's show time! Come and visit us from today until 21st September 2017 at the COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibition in Stuttgart, hall 6 stand D43! We are looking forward to your visit and a great exhibition.
IndyCar Sonoma Raceway
We congratulate Josef Newgarden and Chevrolet / Team Penske for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship!
WEC 6 Hours of COTA, Austin
Congratulations to the whole Porsche Motorsport Team for the double victory in the LMP1 class at 6 hours of Austin.
F1 - Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore
Congratulations to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and to the drivers Lewis Hamilton (winner of the race) as well as Valtteri Bottas (3rd position) for the double podium of Singapore GP.
WEC 6 Hours of COTA, Austin - Aston Martin Racing
Our compliments go to Aston Martin Racing for winning the FIA WEC 6h of Austin in the GT-Am class.
A dozen full of power
Our capricorn WORKS October offer: the capricorn racing rocker arms.
DLC-coated forged rocker arm set, 3D-contour honed. Suitable for Porsche SOHC-engines, type 906 to 962.
Save 30% now!
For more information and purchase orders please contact us via email sales[at]capricorngroup.de
The offer applies only to enquiries till 31st October 2017 and only as long as in stock.
Special price 3.569,00€ per set (includes 12 pieces, RRP 5.134,00€), incl. 19% tax plus delivery costs.
capricorn WORKS at Goodwood Revival 2017
From 8th to 10th September capricorn WORKS carried out full racing services for two Maserati 300S at Goodwood Revival. It was a successful weekend for our customers and for us.
FIA WEC 6h von Mexico
Congratulations to the Porsche Motorsport Team for the double victory in the LMP1 class at 6h of Mexico.
Formel 1 - Grand Prix of Italy
Congratulations to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Lewis Hamilton for the great victory at Monza, Grand Prix of Italy. Further congrats go to Valtteri Bottas for the second position.
Formel 1, Spa-Francorchamps: Hamilton wins
We would like to congratulate Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Lewis Hamilton for winning the Grand Prix of Belgium. Hamilton celebrated his 58th Formula 1 victory in his 200th Grand Prix. Well done!
IndyCar Gateway Motorsports Park: Success of Newgarden
Congrats to Team Penske / Chevrolet and to the drivers Josef Newgarden (winner of the race) and Simon Pagenaud (third position) for the great performance at the IndyCar Gateway Motorsports Park, Illinois.
IndyCar 2017: Power wins at Pocono
Congrats to Chevrolet / Team Penske, driver Will Power (1st position) and Josef Newgarden (2nd position) for the victorious performance at Pocono Raceway.
WRC ADAC Rallye Germany: Victory for M-Sport
Congratulations to M-Sport and Ott Tänak for winning the Rallye Germany. The podium is completed by Sebastien Ogier in M-Sport Ford.
capricorn at Composites Europe in Stuttgart
Come to see capricorn COMPOSITE from 19. to 21. September 2017 at the COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibition in Stuttgart, hall 6 stand D43.
We are looking forward to your visit.
Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Kanada
Our compliments go to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Lewis Hamilton for winning the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Canada. Further congrats to Valtteri Bottas for second position.
IndyCar 2017: Power wins in Texas
We congratulate Chevrolet and Will Power (Team Penske) for the victory in Texas.
World Rallye Championship, Rally Italia Sardegna Italien
Congrats to M-Sport and Ott Tänak/ Martin Jarveoja (Ford) who claimed their maiden WRC victory at Rally Italia Sardegna.
ADAC Zurich 24h-Race Nürburgring
Congrats to Audi Sport Team Land Motorsport and drivers Markus Winkelhock, Connor de Phillippi, Christopher Mies, Kelvin van der Linde for winning the ADAC Zurich 24h-Race at Nürburgring.
Congratulations to Team Penske / Chevrolet and driver Helio Castroneves for finishing the Indy 500 race at second position.
WRC Rally Portugal
Congrats to M-Sport (Ford) and Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia for taking the win at Rally Portugal.
Congratulations also to Hyundai and drivers T. Neuvillle and D. Sordo for finishing the rally at second and third position.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas victory of the Spanish GP
Congrats to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Lewis Hamilton for winning the Spanish GP in Barcelona.
Congratulations to Mike Rockenfeller (Audi Sport Team Phoenix) for finishing race 1 at podium position and to Jamie Green (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) for the great victory of race 2.
FIA WEC 6h of Spa-Francorchamps
Our compliments go to Timo Bernhard / Earl Bamber / Brendon Hartley (Porsche LMP Team) for 3rd overall win at 6h of Spa-Francorchamps in the LMP1 class.
Further congrats to Pedro Lamy / Paul Dalla Lana / Mathias Lauda (Aston Martin Racing) for winning the FIA WEC 6h of Spa-Francorchamps, LM GTE AM class.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas wins Russian GP
Congrats to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and driver Valtteri Bottas for winning the Russian GP. This was really a great race and team work.
Chevrolet as zhe winning team of Indycar Phoenix GP
Congrats to Team Penske-Chevrolet / Simon Pagenaud for winning the IndyCar Phoenix Grand Prix. Further congratulations to Simon´s teammate Will Power for finishing the race at 2nd position and Ed Carpenter Racing’s JR Hildebrand at 3rd position (also Chevrolet powered).
Hyundai Motorsport´s success at WRC Rally Argentina
Congrats to an incredible win at the WRC Rally Argentina for Hyundai Motorsport and Neuville/ Gilsoul.
WRC Rally Argentina M-Sport
Our compliments go to M-Sport and Elfyn Evans/ Daniel Barritt for a great WRC Rally Argentina.
Hannover Messe 2017
Our stand at Hannover Messe, 24.-28. April 2017. Thanks for the successful presentation!
capricorn at HANNOVER MESSE
The capricorn GROUP will exhibit from 24th to 28th of April 2017 at Hannover Messe.
There we will be present with our site in Italy, the capricorn FONDERIA. As the specialists in aluminum sand casting and in the production of engine, gearbox and vehicle components we supply the biggest and most famous sports car manufacturers as well as their motor sport divisions.
We are looking forward to your visit at stand B07 in hall 5.
6h of Silverstone LMP1
Congrats to Porsche for finishing the 6h of Silverstone at 2nd and 3rd position.
6h of Silverstone GTE AM
Congratulations to Aston Martin Racing for its first podium of 2017. They finished the FIA World Endurance Championship’s season opener at Silverstone in second.
WRC Tour de Corse
Congrats to M-Sport for this weekend´s successful Tour de Corse rally as second overall winner.
Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia endured a rally of highs and lows, but at the end the result remained very positive - by securing second place. Well done!
Formel 1 Shanghai
Our compliments go to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and driver Lewis Hamilton for winning the F1 in Shanghai.
Victory of Hyundai at WRC Rally Korsika
Congrats to Hyundai Motorsport, Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo for 1st and 3rd position at the Rally Tour de Corse.
IMSA Bubba Burger Sport Car Grand Prix, Long Beach
Congratulations to Cadillac Europe and the drivers Ricky Taylor / Jordan Taylor for winning the Bubba Burger Sport Car Grand Prix at Long Beach last Saturday.
IMSA Bubba Burger Sport Car Grand Prix, Long Beach
Our compliments go to Mazda Motorsports and drivers Jonathan Bomarito/ Tristan Nunez for finishing the Bubba Burger Sport Car Grand Prix, Long Beach, last Saturday at third position.
Formel 1 Melbourne
Congratulations to Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport for finishing the race with a podium success of 2nd and 3rd position. The drivers Hamilton and Bottas were both able to finish the race with a podium win.
Sebring 12h Race
Congratulations for the triple win of Cadillac at Sebring! That was a powerful teamwork.
IndyCar St. Petersburg
Our compliments go to Team Penske and driver Simon Pagenaud for the 2nd position at IndyCar in St. Petersburg.
Daytona 24h Race
Congratulations to Cadillac for winning the 24h of Daytona at the 1st and 2nd position.
Our compliments go to Peugeot for a triple win at Rally Dakar.
The team of Peterhansel / Cottret were able to make the race as winner, Loeb / Elena at 2nd position and Despres / Catera as 3rd position.
capricorn at the Autosport Engineering 2017
Visit us at the Autosport Engineering in Birmingham, NEC,
from 12th to 13th of January 2017,
Hall 9 Stand E560.
We are looking forward to meeting you there.
We wish you all a peaceful and relaxing Christmas and a happy New Year 2017.
Grand Prix of Brazil
Congratulations to Mercedes AMG Petronas and Lewis Hamilton for winning the Grand Prix of Brazil.
FIA WEC Shanghai
Congratulations to Porsche for the victory in Shanghai and the prematurely clinched manufacturers' title. The dominant appearance of Webber, Hartley and Bernhard with their Porsche 919 Hybrid earned them their third win of the season.
WRC in Great Britain
Congratulations to Volkswagen Motorsport and Sébastien Ogier for the victory of the WRC in Great Britain. This great success earned Volkswagen its fourth consecutive WRC world championship manufacturer´s title.
Further we wish VW a lot of success in 2017 for their new alignment in motorsport.
US Grand Prix in Austin
Congratulations to MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS for winning the US Grand Prix in Austin. Another great victory for Lewis Hamilton (1st position) and Nico Rosberg (2nd position)! We are glad to support the team.
WRC in Spain
Congratulations to VW Motorsport and Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia for winning the WRC in Spain. This great victory earned Ogier his fourth world championship title. Such a great performance!
Blancpain GT Series
Congratulations to the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT for the 2nd placed overall at Blancpain GT Series (Audi R8 LMS).
FIA WEC 6h of Circuit of The Americas
Our compliments go to Porsche for winning the FIA WEC 6h of Circuit of The Americas.
Gopro Grand Prix of Sonoma
Congrats to Chevrolet Motorsports and Simon Pagenaud /Team Penske for winning the Gopro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Singapore Grand Prix
Congratulations to MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS and Nico Rosberg for winning the Singapore Grand Prix.
capricorn COMPOSITE 10 years anniversary
SUCCESS IS RUNNING THROUGH OUR VEINS. OUR EYES SET ON THE FUTURE. 10 YEARS OF CAPRICORN COMPOSITE.
Thank you for the great evening and the pleasant celebration we had together.
Grand Prix of Italien
Congratulations to Mercedes AMG Petronas and Nico Rosberg for winning the Italian Grand Prix.
IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen
We congratulate Chevrolet Motorsports and Scott Dixon / Chip Ganassi Racing for winning the IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen.
Further compliments go to Josef Newgarden / Ed Carpenter Racing for finishing the race as runner-up and to Helio Castroneves / Team Penske for 3rd position.
WEC 6 hours of Mexico
Our compliments go to Porsche for winning the FIA WEC in Mexico.
Nissan GT-R "Godzilla"
Good work: Our partner Litchfield Motors ran with their Nissan GT-R "Godzilla" at this year´s Goodwood Festival of Speed using several capricorn components.
DTM Norisring Race 2
Congratulations to Audi Sport and Nico Mueller / Team Abt Sportsline for winning the second race at the Norisring!
DTM Norisring Race 1
Our compliments go to Audi Sport and Edoardo Mortara/ Team Abt Sportsline for the DTM victory of race 1 at Norisring.
84. Run of 24h of Le Mans
Congratulations to our partner Porsche Motorsport and the divers Romain Dumas / Neel Jani / Marc Lieb for the 18th overall victory at 24 Hours of Le Mans (Porsche 919 Hybrid).
Further compliments go to Audi Sport and Lucas di Grassi / Loic Duval / Oliver Jarvis for the third place overall (Audi R18).
IndyCar Detroit Race 2
Congrats to Chevrolet Motorsports and Will Power / Penske for winning Race 2 of the IndyCar Detroit 2016!
IndyCar Detroit Race 1
Congratulations to Chevrolet Motorsports and Sebastien Bourdais / KVSH Racing for winning Race 1 at the IndyCar Detroit 2016!
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup
Congratulations to Audi Sport Customer Racing for the victory in Brands Hatch. The Audi R8 took the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT with Christopher Mies/Enzo Ide to its first victory of the season.
WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
Congratulations to Audi Sport for winning the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps! In one of the most exciting races for a long time Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis (Audi Sport Team Joest) won with a two lap lead.
Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix
Congratulations to Mercedes AMG Petronas for winning the Grand Prix of Russia. Another great victory for Nico Rosberg (1st position) and Lewis Hamilton (2nd position). We are glad to support the team.
Chevrolet Motorsports wins Grand Prix of Alabama
Congratulations to Chevrolet Motorsports and Simon Pagenaud / Penske for winning the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama!
capricorn at Hannover Messe
Visit us at Hannover Messe
25.04. - 29.04.2016
We are looking forward to your visit.
Trust the capricorn technology and quality that already proved itself in several FIA Formula 1 World Championship titles, 13 overall victories of the 24Hours of Le Mans and the Nurburgring.
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Chevrolet wins PIR
Congratulations to our partner Chevrolet Motorsports and Scott Dixon / Chip Ganassi Racing for winning the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix.
Further congrats to Chevrolet for achieving the 2nd and 3rd place.
Double victory for Mercedes at the Australian Grand Prix
Congratulations to our partner MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS for their double victory at the Australian Grand Prix. What a perfect start into the Formula 1 season opener!
VW Motorsport wins Rally Mexico
Congratulations to our partner Volkswagen Motorsport for winning the 2016 Rally México.
Further congrats to Jari-Matti Latvala / Miikka Anttila for their 16th career WRC victory!
Peugeot wins Dakar 2016
Congratulations to our partner Peugeot Sport for winning the Dakar Rally 2016 with the driver team Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret! This success was completed by achieving the seventh overall position of Cyril Despres/ David Castera and the ninth overall position of Sebastian Loeb/ Daniel Elena.
In addition to this outstanding victory the four Peugeot 2008 DKRs claimed nine stage win out of possible twelve.
capricorn at PMW Expo 2015
capricorn at Engine Expo USA
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20-22 October 2015
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Sep. 15–19 2015