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Join Date: Feb 2001
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The motor article talks about the bare bodyshell gaining 40kg, not all that much heavier, then add the new lightweight irs to that and it will gain a little more weight, then add the alloy engine, that will be a little lighter, so we just have a slight increase in weight so far, from there the equpiment levels won't raise all that much, so not much of a weight gain there, but I would also think that lighter body panels etc so overall I do not believe the AV will gail all that much weight of the AU.
Some have suggested that it will be a large increase and that is why engine power is also increasing so massively, to keep the AV base model cars at least as quick as the outgoing AU bit i cannot see how the AV can gain so much weight that an extra 20 killowatts is needed to keep the car as fast as the AU was (i am referring to the 180kw base model engine rumor here) so we will either be dissapointed on base model power figures, or we will have a fat slob of a car, I know which one is more likely to occur in my opinion.