Originally Posted by Rodderz
The look good guys. What has been done to the GT's in terms of gaining more power? Or what are you allowed to do?
In short, the list is not long, but the key is preparation of the chassis.
We start with a road car, which is quickly and unceremoniously stripped completely to the body shell and put it back together very carefully from there.
There has been some trimming of the fuel map in the standard ECU (not something you would do in a road car), a free flow exhaust, shocks, springs, locked differential, revised gearing for rear axle and fifth gear, gearbox and differential coolers, 18x9 wheels, a lightweight bladder fuel cell and fuel pickup assembly, that sort of thing and VERY GOOD brake pads. It is not always about how fast you can go, but how well you can stop 1700 odd kgs!
The car is lighter than stock following the removal of interior trim, a lot of the interior panels have been replace with carbon fibre and it looks pretty trick, but the roll cage takes a fair amount of that weight back.
The pit is always open to the public. If you can, come to Winton for the next round in June (18th to the 20th) and have a look. We are always keen to show off our toys!!!!
Ticket prices will be quite reasonable for the weekend as well.