light and strong Audi R8 V8

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:14 pm

Hi

Dashboard insert carbon.

A task over the winter.

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:44 pm

Hi

In terms of weight, there is something new.

With the use of the rear wing years ago, the attachments for the folding spoiler remained for lack of alternatives.
About an acquaintance I got now the R8 GT rear panel.

With the use of this one-piece panel many items could be disposed of, which resulted in a weight saving of 1.75Kg.

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Looking through the Audi spare parts catalog and researching my employer VW,
I found out that the Spyder B & O amplifier has a magnesium heat sink,
making it 0.5Kg lighter than the aluminum amplifier on the Coupe.

Alu 1655g
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Magnesium 1070g
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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by classba » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:51 pm

How heavy do you weigh Tom?. :)
Too much power is barely enough.

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by chunky79 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:19 pm

classba wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:51 pm
How heavy do you weigh Tom?. :)
He was 14 stone, but had new titanium hips, knees, elbows, carbon balls........
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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by bam_bam » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:17 am

Wow, changing the heatsink on the amplifier... this has gone way beyond weight weenie status.
No matter where you go, there you are.

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:28 am

Hi

Expanded metal mesh instead of the ugly plastic grille looks really good.
In addition, it has significantly less weight. :nodder:

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:21 am

Hi

Disassemble the interior for installing the dashboard insert.

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:25 pm

Hi

The little Christmas present in advance.

Spare part for center console made of carbon.

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by bam_bam » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:33 pm

Speedr8 wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:25 pm
Hi

The little Christmas present in advance.

Spare part for center console made of carbon.

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How much weight is that saving?
No matter where you go, there you are.

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:26 pm

Hi

-0,5Kg

The look has more weight

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:07 am

Hi

The bracket for the switching unit of the R-Tronic has also been optimized.
Weight reduction 48%

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:41 pm

Hi

Something lightweight for the interior.

Front cover and back panel in carbon.

If you like it, it will be nice, like me.

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Covkiller » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:11 pm

Make sure you put in your garage Tom as your R8 may blow away in a strong wind :shock:
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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by Speedr8 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:55 pm

Hi

By daylight

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Re: light and strong Audi R8 V8

Post by dougle_turbo » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:09 pm

How much weight have you know saved? Do you know what this has gained you in performance?
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