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Old 05-03-2007, 01:10 PM   #11
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Supercar -- kinda

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So it's basically a re-bodied Fiero?

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It's considered a "SuperCar" of sorts -- base GTO offers the 2.5L Ford V-6 (Duratec) with twin turbos, and the GTO3R with the 3.0L propels the roadster into sub 4-second range for 0-60, top speed of 170 mph, and a lateral accel of 1.2+. The weight is a key factor -- around 2400 lb.

From the Wikipedia Article on the Manufacturer.

It looks like fun -- but the best bang-for-the-buck has to go to the Corvette Z06.

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Old 05-03-2007, 01:16 PM   #12
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Forgot about that!

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Go with the sponge. for the IAT
That's right -- I almost forgot! First, I need to seal-off the self-made airbox hole and re-route the the air from the original inlet and stick the sponge in there. If the evaporative cooling works, I may consider a reservoir and a maybe a turkey-baster mechanism to wet it down without popping the hood

Thanks Z...

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Old 05-03-2007, 01:51 PM   #13
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It's considered a "SuperCar" of sorts
Looks pretty cool...

Hey what is the sponge thing all about? Tricking your IAT sensor? or what?
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i agree with the z06 for the bang for the buck
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Old 05-03-2007, 03:52 PM   #15
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Hey what is the sponge thing all about? Tricking your IAT sensor? or what?
Not to get this thread to off topic go here.
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Old 05-05-2007, 04:01 PM   #16
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The Lotus Elise has a pretty neat pan from the factory. These shots were made possible due to dumb mechanics not reading the manual to find the correct places from which to lift the vehicle.



More pics can be found here.

Also, a forum thread containing more detailed info on the mishap can be found here.
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Then drill out 104 rivets.
That's because it looks like it is a shear panel. Shear panels are structutral members that function similar to triangulation with another tube but less weight.
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best bang for the buck? DIY. best bang in terms of purchase? ariel atom
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I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
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Now that is hotness I also like the T-rex and the Carver <-- those happen to be three wheelers too
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