|The two curved panels weighed in at 556g
|The two carbon curved panels weighed in at 442g
|The two interior panels weighed in at 1.862kg
|The two carbon interior panels weighed in at 1.162kg
|The carpeted rear bulkhead weighed in at 2.310kg
|The bare bulkhead weighed in at 1.538kg
|The carbon bulkhead weighed in at 1.030kg
- Based on a replacement interior for a car with bare alloy panels (no carpets) the total weight saving is 1.322kg - so a 68p 'cost per gramme' saving!
- Based on a car with a carpeted bulkhead, the total weight saving is 2.094kg - which works out to 43p 'cost per gramme' saving... or an even bigger saving if you didn't buy the carpets in the first place!
|The two knee panels weighed in at 324g
All in all the total savings from this removal / refit are nearly 2.5kg (including the knee panels) - which should give approx 5bhp / tonne performance improvement.
Next on the agenda is to add all this 'lightness' back to the car. I'm really looking forward to fitting everything back together and seeing what it all looks like - I'm sure there'll be a few irritants on the way, but looking on the positive side I'm half way there!