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Definitely want to see this one!
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Any updates? Inquiring minds and all....

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I'm already stashing away funds for this!

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It would be cool if it had the slots like a Ferrari F40's glass hatch. Sort of like Reverie's carbon Exige hatch.

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It would be cool if it had the slots like a Ferrari F40's glass hatch. Sort of like Reverie's carbon Exige hatch.
I'm close to something like that for the Elise. Maybe done this weekend, if all goes well.

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I'm close to something like that for the Elise. Maybe done this weekend, if all goes well.

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I was just about to post "or even cooler if there was a version for the elise"

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It would be cool if it had the slots like a Ferrari F40's glass hatch. Sort of like Reverie's carbon Exige hatch.
Funny you mention that car. I looked into that style initially. It would be something that would we will experiment later since the louvers are more complex than the vented design.
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Wow is this exciting, thanks for the update.

You know, this would look totally evil on my car in flat black, hell I won't even have to have it painted!

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awwwwww yeeeeaaaaahhhh, baby.

Thinking of K-swapping? Here's an idea of the cost involved.

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I'm wondering if the tail end of the roof scoop would look better squared off instead of rounded...

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I'm gonna have to say no, it would most likely not. I think having such an abrupt end to the shape would look very unfinished and jarring. As it is originally designed flows well with the circular radiuses all throughout the hatch.

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Looking for a test exige in the south bay area, california. Please PM or email us if interested.
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Looking for a test exige in the south bay area, california. Please PM or email us if interested.
I'd guess you'd want mine, as I have one of the only Reverie carbon rear Exige hatches for comparison, but I'm in So Cal. Let me know.

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Will you retain the stock wing location or will it be filled in? I only see two exposed bolt holes in your latest update.
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Will you retain the stock wing location or will it be filled in? I only see two exposed bolt holes in your latest update.
Stock wing location will be retained.
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More pics of the MT Draco (sorry couldnt find bigger sizes)


































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The burning desire in my loins for this hatch has only grown hotter each time I see it.

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I like the arches across the hatch, beneath the polycarbonate and the indents to the side of the roof scoop attachment. Looks like the Highline design is ditching that for simplicity and cost?

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Yeah...it's not bad. I'd probably tint the plastic 35%.



Target weight 10 lbs? stock is 20lbs.

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