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    Re: Glass engine cover for R8 Spyder?

    Quote Originally Posted by timborama View Post
    I totally disagree. The glass engine window - YES! - but the blade? No thanks!
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    Re: Glass engine cover for R8 Spyder?

    Quote Originally Posted by SebringSilver View Post
    Does anyone have a picture of the Spyder's engine bay?
    Went out and took some pictures with the iphone. All you can really see is the airbox. The looker part of then engine is under the soft top tub.

    I don't miss the engine bay. Watching the top go up and down is much cooler than looking at an engine that just sits there

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    Re: Glass engine cover for R8 Spyder?

    Hmm... I think this warrants further investigation...

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    Re: Glass engine cover for R8 Spyder?

    Purely for car show purposes, my twist on the idea is/was as fololows:
    Cut a large section out of the fixed cover that resides below the retracted convertible and the engine, and to replace this cut out with Lexan or glass.
    Then, you could semi-retract the convertible into a "midway" position.
    You can peer straight down to the engine bay.
    Huge hassle but....
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    Re: Glass engine cover for R8 Spyder?

    I took my tub off and looked around when I was bypassing my exhaust vacuum switches. I actually think/thought the tub is part of the rigidity to the spyder body. Much like the cross braces you see in some engine bays.

    Since the louvres over the engine bay are fake I’ve wondered what replacing them with plexi would look like but then you see that if you remove them there still isn’t an opening to see through.

    I’ve got some ideas on modifying the lower louvres that actually are functional. Kind of like the top rear fender scoops on the Pagani’s.
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    Re: Glass engine cover for R8 Spyder?

    Gentlemen i get it you want to see the engine but dont you think Audi would have done that if it could be done.
    And way old part if you could make more ventilation it would be Great since these cars do get hot.
    God luck.

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