Race cars have been reduced to the max to avoid any unnecessary ballast weight such as air conditioning. Keeping the car still cool and comfortable can be achieved with heat management solutions like BASF’s near infrared-reflective films, which protect the windows against solar heat. The entirely organic and transparent film has an advantage over metal films in that it is designed to filter out only infrared rays while allowing other rays such as light, GPS and telephone signals to pass through to maintain the optimal driving experience and visibility.