The SE and the S4/S4s/V8 tailgates weigh very close to the same. some 35 kilos. A full carbon s4/s4s/v8 tailgate, copied exactly would weigh apprx. 6 kilos. So saving around 28-29 kilos.
Removing front Space saver wheel saves another 17,235 kilop lus 5,5 kilo for the Jack plus 0,236 kilo for the handle. Then comes aluminium fuel tanks which we need anyway. Then the double coolant tank in the rear, then...
Hmm. maybe I should make a list. Or rather, we should make a list.
I am all for lightening the car but doing it subtly so it looks the same. That's what makes an Eslise go so fast around corners. I have juuuust heard a bird singing about a full carbon bodyshell being made for the Stevens Esprit. Humongously expensive and very very light. I imagine, only imagine some 200 kilos weight saving. Plus bumpers, undertray, side skirts, bonnet, air intake for cabin, airbox and complete light pods. Now we are talking a Stevens Esprit Turbo SE weighing some 900 kilos with modern adjustable Nitron suspension etc. Add a sport 300 cylinderhead, ecu, turbo and alunox exhaust manifold plus a light exhaust and a free flow cat and you get around 350 Hp and 440 Nm to 900 kilos Esprit. And light S4s Wheels with added wider outer lip to 10,5" and 315/30-18" rear and 235/40-17 front sticky ones covered by Sport 300 Wheel Arches and front bumper (in carbon) which makes much better aero with directing the wind around the front Wheels turbolence and a 90mm Deep frontpoiler, so flow around and under the Esprit is better, with more ground effect, plus Sport300 seats which saves 10 kilos for two, plus the complete Lotac poly bushing set and adjustable upper rear arms, bigger AP Racing brakes with aliminium bolted on bells, sport 300 upper rear tubular frame, stronger enhanced chassis around the gearshift and so on.
A leathal weapon to 911's
Hmm, now that I think about it, I think I'll make one.