hmmm i have a hard time with the "factory" spec being that light especialy compared to a actualy scaled gtv6...1280ish for a gtv6 and less than 100kg more for a milano....always knew factorys fibbed a bit on there weight #'s lol
if memory serves the gtv6 is what 12 inches shorter than the milano?..thats gotta be ALOT more than a simple 100lbs...not to mention the nose extension(or atleast thats the way i veiw the milly lol)
Real life weights are in the high 2900 lbs range for the Verde. Many people here with their cars in ready-to-track spec (no rear seat, half tank of gas and fluids) list their cars at abour 2900 flat w/o driver. That is the number I've been basing things off of.
2900 US pounds is 1315kg so it looks as if the factory claim is about right for a 3 litre V6. Why would they lie anyway? If people took any notice of weight most modern cars would be in trouble I would have thought. 1315kg is light by today's standards.
By the way, I just got back from a club economy run through the city and Adelaide Hills in my 3 litre with three people on board and it returned 31.6 mpg imperial. I'm pretty happy with that. I was driving conservatively but not super economically.
My twinspark track car is currently 1040kg or approximately 2300 lbs with 2/3 tank of fuel, which is how I run it on the track. It has a cage, harness and race seat but little else inside. It still has the aircon, power steering, power windows and central locking - all of which will go in the next three months. With plexiglass windows and fibreglass boot and bonnett still to come, I aim to get it down to 950kg. Anything else would require major surgery, well beyond my meagre skills! It is amazing the overall effect that weight reduction has on acceleration, braking and handling.
hmmm nice to know that a "track" car with a cage can get down that low with simplisity.....
im currently preping to take 20 inches out of the wheelbase for the project..with all these #s ive seen posted my goal of under 2000lbs should be simplistic..will also be bumperless and about 1 foot shorter at the front of the front wheels and 1 foot shorter behind the rear wheels.....by the time the figures add up and calculate down 1800lbs may be stretching it but still posible