Originally posted by zachzachz
I have a xxx-s and was wondering if the graphite parts really make a diference? Also are aluminum parts any good for on road electric cars? I've heard that they're heavy.
The graphite parts do make a difference in performance. They are stiff, yet brittle. They are also light. The aluminum parts, as great looking as they are, are heavy compared to graphite. What these touring cars are designed to do is perform at a level that outdoes full scale racing. By adding aluminum parts, you are adding to the sprung and/or unsprung weight, changing the performance of the car.