Weight, who put their’s on scales?

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  1. Hawkspring

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    I thought this would be an easy search, but I didn’t turn anything up. What do these cars weigh on certified scales? Have folks posted these numbers in the past?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    #2 Hawkspring, Jun 6, 2019
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    ‘18 Electronics pkg
    3,840 lbs
    3/4 tank gas
    Car seat
    No driver

    Just over 3800 without the carseat. 21BE15DB-8817-4E77-A9F5-A6EB57D55AB5.jpeg
     
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    The track packs are lighter
    Full tank. My seat was on: 20161029_104309.jpg
     
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    I'm at 3595lbs without me in it, 3/4 tank of gas. That includes the added weight of a CMS rollbar, harness, Vbox and cool-shirt system. I'm currently dropping another 26lbs off the front with the AP endurance brake kit. My goal is 3600lbs with me in it, 1/4 tank of fuel.
     
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    That’s great you found a way to get so much weight out! I’m shocked at how heavy these are. My 2002 was down to 3,250 and it had an added intercooled vortech setup.
     
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    Do you have any pictures of your car? Inside and outside?
     
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    Always figure about 3800lbs for Track Pack cars from '16. 3700 for R's with Electronics Pack. 3650 for base R's.
     
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    Sure, I hope these attachments work. The $$/lbs ratio spikes around the 3600lbs mark.IMG_1307.jpg IMG_1308.jpg IMG_1309.jpg
     
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    Cool thanks. So R-Electronics Package?
     
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    Yes sir, R with electronics.
     
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    Very cool, and impressive. Can you tell us what you did? And did you weigh the car before you started? And do you have any pictures of the outside, I don’t know if you’ve ever posted pics in the owners forum—I can tell Leadfoot gray with over the top stripes, but curious if you’re still running the carbon fiber rims, etc.
     
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    I don't have any good pictures of the outside that show anything special. I'm currently using the CF wheels, but going to 18's once I get the AP brakes installed. After 4K track miles, the CF rims are pretty beat up. I'm not excited about moving away from the CF rims, because they are part of the "feel" of the R. It would've been great if the R came with smaller brakes and 18" CF rims, since it's the track focused variant of the 350. Oh well.

    For weight reduction, this list isn't exhaustive because there are lots of small things (I love to tinker with the car and optimize). Also, it has a huge amount of NVH and would be very aggravating for street use. This is not a list of recommendations for a street car.

    Main weight reduction:
    12-24 Antigravity battery with Morris mount
    OMP fixed back drivers seat with fixed mount (no sliders). I kept the stock passenger seat, for now.
    QA1 carbon driveshaft
    Every suspension component and rubber mount/ bushing is changed (except the magneride shocks). Almost all of this weight reduction is unsprung, too.
    No carpet from the front seats back

    Smaller weight reducing items:
    Deleted washer bottle and pump
    Removed various interior trim
    Trimming/ reducing/ eliminating various non critical brackets, mounts, shields, etc. Lots of this.
    Removed speakers

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    AP brakes
    AC elimination (should've bought a base R)

    From there, it will require carbon body panels to drop any significant weight. My estimate is that it takes $20K to get an electronics R down to 3500lbs, and completely kills any reasonable street-ability.
     
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    Thanks for the rundown and honesty in showing people that a serious weight reduction of this kind is better left for a race only car unless you don't mind rattles, vibrations, and other noises. But if you are focusing on getting as low as you can get this is a perfect example of what that might look like. Thanks!
     
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    My 2017 GT350R with electronics package weighed in at 3,640 pounds.
    1/4 tank of gas, empty trunk, P51 wheels with Michelin PSS tires. With the carbon fiber wheels it should be approximately 25 pounds lighter.
     
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    Is the exhaust system still stock? My understanding is 20-30lb can be lost with an aftermarket exhaust (Borla, etc.)
     
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