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Not mine - but the 911.

Why is/are the turbo(s) (997, 996, etc) so much heavier than the standard 911?

1585 kg vs 1395 kg.

Do they have to put extra weight in it to keep it on the ground? :D


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bigger engine, wider body and more of a body for all the cooling + aero's , more engineering & stronger chassic for the higher performance, bigger brakes, 4wd system etc etc

i.e. simple way to look at it, take a normal C2 and then you're just adding bits to make it a turbo = heavier




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But 200kg is a lot, suppose you would reduce the weight by about 20kg if you specced PCCBs.

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by So Poo on 10 May 2006

But 200kg is a lot, suppose you would reduce the weight by about 20kg if you specced PCCBs.
You'd definitley lose a lot more pounds if you spec PCCBs.... :wink:
(sorry)

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Also it is 4wd, my C4S is quite a bit heavier than a C2

Daz

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Speed Freak on 10 May 2006

Also it is 4wd, my C4S is quite a bit heavier than a C2Daz
But thats a lot to do with being turbo bodied, suspension, brakes etc...

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The stock C4 is approx 55 kilos heavier than a stock C2,

I have come up against a couple of C2's 996 on the motorway, and they pull away ever so slightly above 80mph, but nothing that would be troubling.

One thing I have always wondered?

In all the magzines the original 3.4 C2 is rated as 0 - 60 of 4.6 seconds (using the top gear mag), they are all sub 5 seconds,

however the second generation is slower?

Daz

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From what i have read this is because the 3.6 lump is actaully heavier which compensates for the added bhp.

hence was wondering about the Autofarm 3.7


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Ok, get the extra weight but the turbo is also 110 kg heavier than the C4S (Same body shape). The chasis must be quite a bit stronger - plus, how heavy is the additional spoiler?

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Speed Freak on 10 May 2006

The stock C4 is approx 55 kilos heavier than a stock C2,I have come up against a couple of C2's 996 on the motorway, and they pull away ever so slightly above 80mph, but nothing that would be troubling.
I bet you can get this amount of weight variation with different sized drivers and fuel loads.

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doesn't the TT have more standard equipment than the C4S tho???........also it depends on whoever has measured the weight........Porsche might measure it with 1 driver and half-full fuel tank,whereas a mag might measure it dry

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Porky cars with fat @rses. Just think how much more that front axel and prop shaft must weigh.

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Guys it more important to lose unsprung weight big savings to be had by replacing wheels, discs and the LWF..

...rob


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by 911Silverback on 10 May 2006

Guys it more important to lose unsprung weight big savings to be had by replacing wheels, discs and the LWF..

...rob
So along these lines - which are the lighest alloys?

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From what i hear BBS still do the best all round rim as other lightweights seem to have structural or cracking issues..

...rob


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