Ford has partnered with Corning, who makes the Gorilla Glass on your smartphone, to install the same high-tech glass on the new Ford GT supercar.
The new GT will come equipped with a special multilayered hybrid windshield, combining multiple types of glass, including Gorilla Glass for more scratch resistance and toughness.
Using layered glass on both the windshield and rear engine cover on the GT will also help make the windshields more shatter-resistant.
Overall, the glass on the new Ford GT is 32 percent lighter than in similar cars thanks to the triple-layered glass technique of using one part toughened automotive-grade hybrid glass as an inner layer, an “advanced noise-absorbing thermoplastic interlayer” in the middle, and an annealed outer glass layer.
Gorilla Glass is 25 to 50 percent thinner, at merely 3 to 4 millimeters, and at least as strong as traditional laminate glass, all the while being one of the most damage-resistant products on the market.