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Version 3.0 Mirrors and Mounts

We've placed a considerable amount of time looking into designing a completely in-house solution and feel that we have something that would offer some significant benefits.

Cost effective, aerodynamic and sexy are the characteristics that immediately come to mind.

Here's a sneak at a mirror mold that we're testing forthe Elise and Exige platform.
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Quit coming out with cool stuff!!! I already have your tails on preorder and have been thinking about your mirrors and stems, I'll be watching for new pics of these.
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Quit coming out with cool stuff!!! I already have your tails on preorder and have been thinking about your mirrors and stems, I'll be watching for new pics of these.

Lotus Exige may go up for sale soon as we move along!
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Those look really good! Any idea how much they'll be?
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We are aiming to keep them to $350/set or under (everything included). We've had a lot of folks ask for a non-CF solution that can be painted so this provides a great alternative. In terms of mirror glass we are looking at a convex.



More to come this week!
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What are the functional benefits of this design?

wind noise reduction?
drag reduction?
weight reduction? > I know the stock mirrors are strangely heavy a quite high on the car as well

looks good...what material is the mounting bracket?

I don't have any visibility issues with the stock mirrors. So long as they are adjusted
correctly they eliminate the blindspot. I would say 95% of drivers do not adjust their
mirrors properly. I've never driven with anyone who has properly adjusted mirrors.

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Looking at the stock mirrors we have been told by clients who upgraded to Version 1 mirrors that there V6 mirrors would move at very high speeds (220-240 kmh) and produce significant wind noise. This was negated after they installed our Version 1 mirrors and mounts.

The Version 3.0 shown here has a far aerodynamic shape to them compared to the Version 1.0 and weigh less than a lb compared to the weight of the stocks.

The material of these will not be Carbon Fiber due to cost saving so we're opting for Polycarbonate or ABS (we'll decide closer to production).

The mount should resemble the DB10 from Spector (at least that's what I'm aiming for). We're shying away from using a ball joint for the sake of keeping the mirror and mount seamless and figure another way of adjustability.

Here's a video comparing our mounts to the factory to give a general idea:



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What are the functional benefits of this design?

wind noise reduction?
drag reduction?
weight reduction? > I know the stock mirrors are strangely heavy a quite high on the car as well

looks good...what material is the mounting bracket?

I don't have any visibility issues with the stock mirrors. So long as they are adjusted
correctly they eliminate the blindspot. I would say 95% of drivers do not adjust their
mirrors properly. I've never driven with anyone who has properly adjusted mirrors.

-Robert
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A provisional look of our new V.3's.

*Mount design may change a little prior to final release.
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