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    Quote Originally Posted by Prophecy7115 View Post
    I want to get to 4.000lbs with me in it. I'm sure som1 has done it, wonder whats the lightest anyone has gotten a V to weigh. I know people want their Cadillac to remain a Cadillac, comfortable blah blah. Well Porsche offers the 911 GT3 RS for a reason.
    I have exactly 1 question. Why?

    Even if you do strip it down to a rolling shell and make that goal, 4,000lbs is STILL a f-ing tank.
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    ^^LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prophecy7115 View Post
    That's crazy, I recently paid my car off and have no intention to sell. I might get brave and lexan the roof...
    1/4" lexan (about . 22 thick) is about 1.5 lbs/square foot. Glass the same thickness is about 3.2 psf. I don't know how thick our sunroof is, but I guess around 1/8" thick.

    I want to get to 4.000lbs with me in it. I'm sure som1 has done it, wonder whats the lightest anyone has gotten a V to weigh. I know people want their Cadillac to remain a Cadillac, comfortable blah blah. Well Porsche offers the 911 GT3 RS for a reason.
    Lexan (polycarbonate) is not light.
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    Shit, what happened to my post? Anyway, I went on to say 1/4" nominal lexan is about 1.5 psf vs. glass at twice that at same thickness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Botch316 View Post
    Pretty much sums it up. These things are big fat pigs. I never thought I would actually own a car that makes the SS look like a lightweight.
    My Subaru Legacy GT wagon nominally weighs 3300 lbs (now probably more because I swapped in STI 6MT gearbox which is much heavier than the 5MT). Always thought it's a pig and I need to buy next something lighther... now I a bought Vagon At least it does not have the ultraview.

    My next purchase will be a 981 Spyder... at ~2900 lbs I guess it can be consider lightweight. Was about to buy one last year, but decided to postpone that and now I bought the V, so next car needs to wait a little bit.
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    Is/are there a specific reason/s these things are so heavy? I had a G8 GT a few years back and according to Google it's a cool 230 pounds lighter when comparing curb weights, yet it's a physically larger car by a decent margin. It'd be nice if the V was closer to 3800 pounds, that's a full half second quicker in the 1/4, making these 11 second cars off the showroom floor. Ugh, stupid GM.

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    They were built off of the standard CTS cars, not specifically for the V models. Hence the everyday consumer vehicle with safety and durability in mind.
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    11 Sedan with my 230 pound frame and 1/2 tank of gas: 4670.

    Glass roof doesn't help. I also have 2 very solid 12 inch subwoofers, 30 pounds of Fatmat, and a good 100 pounds of misceallaneous gear in my trunk well and bug-out bags lol. I won't put my baby on a diet. Big Black Sedans need lovin' too.


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