Originally posted by fastharry
AMG..how about an evaluation of how the car drives?...
I respect your opinion......
I wont make too many comments yet as I have driven it totally rock stock so far only for a few tanks.
Firstly, it is not as fast as my very tuned V1R (duh!) This is not a criticism, but a note that a V1R tuned well is faster on my track than the R40 rock stock. No big surprises there.
Second comment, its performance and acceleration belies its very heavy weight.
More time and tuning session in 2 days time. At that point I will make further comments.
I have hopped it up now as well, nothing wild:
1. Rear 4 gear differential.
2. Front and Rear graphite towers.
3. Side Kawahara graphite brace.
4. Lightened middle and layshaft.
Some notes on weight.
My car was 1907g fully built with body minus fuel. That is darn heavy. It is now 1876g with the above modifications. This is way more heavy than I would like.
Front tower: stock 12g graphite 5g
Rear tower: stock 11g graphite 7g
Mid shaft: stock 15g light 8g
Rear shaft: stock 24g light 12g
I am using the heavy battery pack for now. There is 40g+ weight saving when I go to a light pack.