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Old 01-05-2013, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know where to get this wing ?

This wing look so good I really want to know who make them.



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Old 01-05-2013, 01:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't know who makes this wing, but I can tell you that it looks really generic with a Lotus sticker slapped on the sides, so it probably isn't an Evora-specific wing. It looks a lot like the carbon fiber one that I had on my 911 that was from an GT3-RS. I saw Gallardo's with the exact same wing fitted as that 911.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe Andy's Auto Sport Body Kits - Your Body Kit Superstore! ??
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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IMO, unless you go all the way & fit the entire body kit, the wing will look stupid.
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I think it is off a 747. That puppy is huge.
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I would love to see a thread on aftermarket spoilers. I want one I think. Nothing crazy like from "fast and the Furious" but something that stands a little higher.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure that wing is from a commercial airliner.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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That's the new wing for the GT4 car. Your only issue with that wing will be cutting the rear clam and securing it to the chassis. I have seen one in person and it's a very functional unit for the track but it's really huge for road use. I think you're better of using this one.


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Old 01-05-2013, 11:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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it is actually factory endurance version or something , no ?
that's what I found on google.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I think you're better of using this one.


I'd love to get one of these wings. But the cost has been a major turn off. I don't mind spending money on my cars but for some reason I'm having an issue with this one.

I've been researching different wings but, unfortunately, I do not know if one manufacturer is better than the other or even build a quality product. For instance, is an APR GTC-200 Universal wing a quality product, or a piece of crap? If I go with a wing, I'm thinking of using some sort of universal and fabricating custom mounts.

Ramtin, what are the dimensions of your wing? How long is it, how high does it sit? What is the distance between the mounting brackets where they MEET THE WING (not where they mount on the car)? I have not seen one in person.
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Just about any reputable picnic table retailer would have that in stock.
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it is actually factory endurance version or something , no ?
that's what I found on google.
Si, hence it being similar/identical to the super trofeo, gt3, etc etc for the various race classes.

It looks (without going super analytical on it) the same as the one they used on the jetalliance le mans car, though I'm not sure that car was necessarily the "Type 124"
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2011 chrome orange : I'll take some measurements later and post them here for you. That unit is made by factory and mounts into the same location where the original wing does. There was no need for modifications or anything but I can tell you that this unit is heavy. If we find a reputable shop that makes good carbon parts and they are here in the USA i'm willing to donate mine to make the carbon replica I just expect a free high quality full carbon wing in return once they make it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:58 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Ramtim, I believe your wing is missing the 3rd brake light? So, if someone does build a new one he should add that.

It wouldn't be legal here without it.
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Don't worry TBD, it's not legal here either. However, why worry about silly things like street legality when it looks so awesome.
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Well the Police here will gladly impound the car when they see a non-legal wing. Would that be sufficient reason to you to keep it street legal?

Oh, and there is a reason to these strict regulations on mods over here. Having no speed limits means that the car has to be safe even at all speeds, in case of the Evora S 290 KpH. And that third brake light is there to warn the guy behind you doing the same speed in his Porker.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #17 (permalink)
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It would be fairly simple to install a thin profile LED 3rd brake light into the trailing edge of the that spoiler without compromising the quality looks or aerodynamics for about $50
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I agree with fast. A very small bright low profile LED will do the job. Since the power is already there it will just be a matter of integrating it to the wing.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:53 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Well, I took the plunge. My Gt4 bare wing came today. Now I have to figure out where to mount a 3rd brake light and find a body shop to paint it.

Unfortunately, Iíve been tailgated too many times and have had a few close calls (photo takers) as to not run a 3rd brake light. So, Iím not omitting it. However, where to put one has been the issue. I donít want to cut into the body or wing as it could be a costly mistake if I mess it up. So, Iím going to have to come up with something else..
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:26 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Nice 2011CO. Congrats on the beautiful upgrade.

Have you though about the race middle brake light? Just find a way to mount it right above the plate and below LOTUS? Or just leave the plate off and "Race Car"

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