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Who has the most carbon fiber?

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OK...you know who you are! Let's see some pics of your appetite for CF.

Mine started with mirrors, engine cover, rear diffuser, (to be continued).
 
How do you beat this?

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Here's another that was in Charlston, SC. Was sold on ebay back in Oct / Nov for around 40K. I inqored about it ... but dod not get it. It was a show car and all is CF except for the dors, roof and headlight covers.
 
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There is a japanese NSX with almost all of the outer body made of carbon fibre. The only part that I remember that wasn't carbon fibre was the fuel cover.
If no one finds a link, I'll post pictures when I get home
 
I wonder how much that NSX weighs with the full CF body kit?
 
I wonder how much that NSX weighs with the full CF body kit?

Full Dry Carbon panels, probably not much lighter. Perhaps around 75-100 lbs lighter?

If the entire chassis and panels made from Dry Carbon, you will probably see a 300 lbs weight savings.

The weight enemy of NSX is the engine. The first generation VTEC is pertty heavy, the engine along is around 450 lbs.

If you have a NSX made of CF, chassis and panels, with Type R treatment and other lighter after market parts, Honda may achieve a 500 -600 lbs reduction from a standard NSX coupe.

A 2400 lbs NSX will fly!!!

McLaren F1 is about 2500 lbs, it has a V12 engine that is probably not much heavier than NSX's V6.
 
The weight enemy of NSX is the engine. The first generation VTEC is pertty heavy, the engine along is around 450 lbs.
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McLaren F1 is about 2500 lbs, it has a V12 engine that is probably not much heavier than NSX's V6.
The mid-90s McLaren F1 motor weighed about 585 lbs, a bit over the design target of 250 kg (550 lb) - thats a 6.1L V12 based on the BMW M70/S2, with some "cost no object" mods. 627 hp @ 7400 rpm, 480 lb-ft @5600 rpm (398 ft-lb @ 1500 rpm). Redline @ 7500 rpm.

For comparison with contemporary NA motors:

BMW - new E92 M3 has a 4.0L V8, derived from the potent 5.0L V10 in the M5 and M6. The aluminum and composite engine weighs only 445 lbs, 33 lbs less than the base 3-Series' inline-six.
- puts out ~420 hp; also 295 ft-lbs of torque, 85% of which is available at 2,000 rpm;
- revs to 8,300 rpm; features Double Vanos valve technology

BMW - V10 in M5/M6 is a 5.0L weighing 529 lbs
- 507 hp@ 7750 rpm, redline @ 8250 rpm
- torque 383 lb-ft @ 6100 rpm; 80 percent of it from 3,500 to 5,500 rpm

Audi - RS4 has a 4.2L V8 12.5:1 CR
- puts out ~420 hp@7800 rpm and 317 ft-lb @5500 rpm
 

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