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Cut-Out Boot/Trunk Floor

I've been searching for a picture that I came across a few weeks ago, but didn't save.

It was either an Elise or Exige, with the boot floor centre section of the rear clam completely cut out, showing the rear rail and engine bay from inside the trunk area.

Anyone seen this before, or have the picture?
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Not to be disrespectful, but why would you want to do it?

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I don't have pics of that, but when I bought my car it came that way...but then a giant intercooler was over top of the hole and a custom scoop was added to the engine lid to funnel air into the intercooler and then down out the bottom of the boot.

I wanted the trunk back and so had a smaller intercooler mounted behind the drivers side vent and had the hole repaired.
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Not to be disrespectful, but why would you want to do it?
Not at all

I never got a good look at it, just curious to see it again!

Always assumed it would be for a similar scenario as above, or to utilize a setback cooler like this.


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Hmmmm, I think I am loving this, not the scoop though but the huge inter cooler is nice !
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I've been searching for a picture that I came across a few weeks ago, but didn't save.

It was either an Elise or Exige, with the boot floor centre section of the rear clam completely cut out, showing the rear rail and engine bay from inside the trunk area.

Anyone seen this before, or have the picture?
Allen at VSA Motorsports has done at least one, as I saw it in person and it saves a bunch of weight.

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Interesting, could be a big weight saver too I guess!
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For what it's worth I found it! It's forum member Robains' car. Can't believe I didn't realize it at the time.
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Many people have setups like this. Ronin's old setup was the same way. That's quite a commitment though, no turning back at that point (at least not easily/cheaply).

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I'm all for it considering how pointless my boot setup is, as is.
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Cut-Out Boot/Trunk Floor

Mines cut for my turbo. I think there's enough room on the passenger floor for anything id ever need in my car


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I've been told that this actually reduces drag on the car. I don't know how much truth is behind this though.
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