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Old 03-26-2013, 03:55 AM   #6
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Location: Hillsborough, NC
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My Ride: PTG2001 E46 M3 GT V8
Good question. I'm told the car is in the 2,450lbs range empty. Thanks to the carbon fiber body as well as components such as magnesium rear control arms. This was an early car and originally came with aluminum control arms. However over the years it was converted to magnesium. Lighter yes. But. Additional matinence due to potential electrolysis. We will scale the car at the track. I'll be happy to share data.
Next logical question. RWHP. Currently running unrestricted. 538 RWHP 389 torque. 6 speed Hewland Manual Gearbox. When this car ran Grand Am it was heavily handicapped. Carrying additional weight and air restrictors. Two engines were on hand. A "Mild" and a "Wild". Each used depending on the track. Even handicapped the car was still able to win.
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