AO Car Of The Year Winner 2015
Join Date: Dec 2003
Re: Let your imagination run free!
When talking aboul lightweigt, there is a czech AR racing team, using carbon body panels. On request they are willing to sell some parts to anybody. Just for example - standard steel doors have 35kg, carbon ones 8kg. The bonnet has 4 kg, trunk hood for 156 only 2kg. And prices are quite reasonable for carbon as well - bonnet aprox. 250Eur.
And to the lightweight rims, don't forget the weight of the tyre. You can buy expensive 18" magnesium rims, but wirh the tyre it can be havier as your 16'' alluminium. For example my 215/45 r17 Bridgestone Potenze RE050 is 2.3kg heavier as my previous 195/60 r15 Good Year Eagle NCT5. And my 17'' rims are almost 2kg heavier as 15''. Together it makes my wheels 17 kg heavier. To be honest, I bought wheels just for look.
Last edited by gotcha; 29-04-07 at 20:23.