My second mid-engine 2 seater


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    My second mid-engine 2 seater

    I've been driving a golf cart for my daily in town but the R8 was my only out of town car. Averaging almost 1500 miles a month. This will take that load off the R8. Needs a bit of work.
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    Re: My second mid-engine 2 seater

    Very cool - that has some real character! I wouldn't touch a thing (aside from any mechanicals that may need it) - love the look.
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    Re: My second mid-engine 2 seater

    Looks very much ok for a daily, though suspect suggestions from some forum members will include updated sound/navigation system, 20" wheels with PS4S tyres, a different colour wrap, some carbon fibre parts, diffuser, front spoiler and rear wing, coilovers and window tints. Others will discuss resale/depreciation and collectability LoL, enjoy it.
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    Re: My second mid-engine 2 seater

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveL View Post
    Looks very much ok for a daily, though suspect suggestions from some forum members will include updated sound/navigation system, 20" wheels with PS4S tyres, a different colour wrap, some carbon fibre parts, diffuser, front spoiler and rear wing, coilovers and window tints. Others will discuss resale/depreciation and collectability LoL, enjoy it.
    LOL! Step 1 is getting the brakes to work.
    Having to roll it forward and back a few feet to make it look like it's drivable to keep it from getting ticketed by the city.
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    Re: My second mid-engine 2 seater

    Quote Originally Posted by old phart View Post
    LOL! Step 1 is getting the brakes to work.
    Having to roll it forward and back a few feet to make it look like it's drivable to keep it from getting ticketed by the city.
    Carbon ceramics ? or just plain Brembo GT's ?
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    Re: My second mid-engine 2 seater

    Looks like it will keep you busy for a while. Assuming you're retired, it'll get you out of the house a little for some quality alone time.

    I would agree on some CF, especially a rear wing to help balance out the front. Also, a set of wheelie bars would look cool. Enjoy your project.
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    Re: My second mid-engine 2 seater

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveL View Post
    Looks very much ok for a daily, though suspect suggestions from some forum members will include updated sound/navigation system, 20" wheels with PS4S tyres, a different colour wrap, some carbon fibre parts, diffuser, front spoiler and rear wing, coilovers and window tints. Others will discuss resale/depreciation and collectability LoL, enjoy it.
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    Re: My second mid-engine 2 seater

    Quote Originally Posted by old phart View Post
    This will take that load off the R8. Needs a bit of work.
    Just one or two more observations -

    1. You bought this without asking the opinion or guidance of the forum members on model/transmission types?
    2. You didn't ask where to get a PPI done?
    3. You didn't ask which warranty to go with?

    My my a purely impulse purchase, which you'll enjoy completely.
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    Re: My second mid-engine 2 seater

    On the bright side, I'm guessing there's no A/C to worry about fixing, and if the shocks are leaking, they won't be $8k to replace.
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