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Rocko May 25th, 2018 11:07 PM

Lightest Race Weight 2nd Gen GT
 
The search feature brought up some information, but I’ve seen conflicting data and figured this might be useful for others building track cars with the platform:

What’s the lightest the 2nd Gen V6 Probe can be reduced to? And with what removed/replaced/retained? With or without cage?

I’ve seen reports of cars as low as 2100-2250, curious what others have seen or done themselves. My car has been completely stripped including door windows and power mechanisms, headlights and associated motor and assembly, and pretty much everything except the header core and the dash shell and gauges. I will post a weight once I get it on a scale.

stoker100 June 25th, 2018 05:17 PM

I have no cage and "average" weight reduction and weigh in at 1200kg (2645lb) with fuel/me/spare/jack if that helps. I haven't removed/modified anything structural to reduce weight, im sure i could get down to 1100kg (2425lb) with a lot more effort but its simply not worth the gain. see my sig for what ive removed.

I doubt you could get down to 2200lb but then i still drive mine on the road so i have power windows/dash etc so maybe its possible. if you want light put the engine in a MX3

proboner June 26th, 2018 10:54 PM

I weighed in at 2220lbs recently with above average amount of weight reduction. Looking at what you've done I'd imagine you're probably close to 2300lbs. Off the top of my head I can see another 100lbs coming off my car easy (remove passenger seat, light weight drivers seat, remove power steering, remove front and rear bumper supports), which would get me down into the 2100 range. Then if you want to get crazy you can look into lexan windows, fiberglass body panels, etc. Depending on your intended use and dedication, I'd imagine you could get into the 1900's.

Pretty sure Dan [sac] was close to 2000lbs with the drag car, and that had a cage and turbo

2ndgengt July 3rd, 2018 11:16 PM

it has been a while but last i checked mine was 2460ish with everything behind the front seats removed. no p/s pump, lines, reservoir, no a/c and fan, no cruise and as many brackets as I could. I'm sure there are other small things but those were the main items.