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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:22 pm
i want to know how many different bodykit's there are for the GTV6 I always thought that there was just the GP and the Zender.
But the 1st GTV i have has a Zender kit,and the latest edition to my garage is a GP,what is confusing me is i met someone the other day at a servo (gday Nathan,if u read this)that had akit that was a Zender,but is completely different to my Zender kit,so there must be 2 different types of Zender kit's,if this is true and common knowledge just ignore my ignorance
i'll,post up some pic's of what i mean later
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:36 pm
Try looking at: http://www.lester.it/
Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 2:28 am
Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:23 pm
Here's a pic of my car at the June Sprints at Road America. Body kit consists of L&R front fenders, L&R rear quarters, hood, rear hatch, front air dam and splitter.
Note the headlight pieces. Carbon fiber headlight cover and carbon fiber faux headlights shaped in to a venturi for cooling the brakes.
All pieces are made from carbon fiber. The hood, for example, weighs less than 8 pounds.
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:53 am
Mike Cudahy! Great to have you on the forum.
Read about your project in Alfa Owner (last year?).
So when do you start full production of the lightweight GTV6 panels? Venturi tube cooled brakes? Headlight covers? Looking forward to your price list being published!
Did you ever record a true Cd value for the car? If I recall the 1st wind tunnel results were inconclusive.
Can you give us an update on the car & how you've been doing on the track this year?
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:40 am
Thanks for the warm welcome!
I'm ready to make more panels right now. Molds are in good shape, and I have carbon in stock. (This can be sort of a challenge as of late because of Boeing and the US military's pent up demand).
Here are the prices:
L&R front fenders: $490 each
L&R rear quarters: $450 each
Hood: $475 (I've got molds for Alfetta AND GTV-6)
Rear hatch: $340
Front air dam: $260
Headlight covers: $175 each (raw carbon twill finish, made from prepreg carbon fiber)
Headlight venturis: $190 each (raw carbon twill finish, made from prepreg carbon fiber)
All panels are carbon fiber with various core materials for added strength. The air dam and the inside of the front fenders get a layer of Kevlar to keep stones from damaging the panels.
The splitter gets a layer of Kevlar on the bottom, then gets covered in carbon. This will keep the splitter from being destroyed if it encounters a rumble strip or off course excursion. Kevlar is wonderful stuff, but you should try cutting it some time!
Currently, I'm making this recipe of splitter for two professional teams, (RealTime and B-K Motorsports. RealTime runs Acura TSX and RSX cars in the Speed World Challenge and B-K runs a Courage P2 car in the American LeMans Series), along with a bunch of other stuff in carbon.
The car is going very fast, but not fast enough for E Production. The rules are such that there's no way it could win a championship. That being said, I still had two fourth place finishes at national races this year.
Currently, I'm collecting feedback from fellow competitors about having the Alfetta along with ALL 2 liter Alfas reclassified to F Production. If I can get it done in the car's current configuration, a championship is not completely out of the question. Lofty, but not out of the question. Right now, this car is whupping butt on any other Alfa in the SCCA regardless of class. This includes Jay Iliohan's GT Lite masterpiece of an Alfetta. Here's a pic of Jay's car and mine in Alan O'Leary's shop. He's the dynamics guru from Neumann Haas who did my front suspension.
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:18 pm
Help! I have recently subscribed to the French Alfa Club, Scuderia del Biscione, and I am trying to decipher the body kit pieces. Are there any French speaking Alfisti that can tell me what in the hell the "Masque avant GTV" is? I think by process of elimination it is the piece above the headlights and before the hood.... Also, the "Hayon Arrière GTV polyester" is just the trunk/boot lid?
Thanks for the help,
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:30 pm
Lucky you are that we speak french in Switzerland.
The "masque avant GTV" is effectively the body part
that covers the front grid and make the "bridge" from
one aisle to the other.
The "hayon arrière GTV polyester" is the "back door"
made of plastic in order to have a gain of weight.
Hope this will help you.
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:24 am
i found a web site that designed the Maradona kit for alfa. They have them availble still. http://autovolante.tripod.com
Hope this helps
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:22 am
those maradonas look freaking awefull
. keep it stock anyday over that !
Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:13 pm
just for the record, at least spell it right!! its Maratona not Maradona, but they are seriously ugly, if your lookin for a way to clean up the bumpers, on the us version remove the bumpers collapse the shocks and leave the plastic top covers off, it makes the front look 100x better, the back looks better too, but still needs some help.
Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:32 am
Dude - I was being facetious.
I call it the maradona kit - just ugly.
Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:36 pm
Maratona body kit a great way to make your GTV6 look 20 years old!Maratona kit look is sad.
The Zender kit is looks great ! That bonnet (hood)piece is only for 4 bangers trying to look like V6's.
The Grand Prix by far looks the best and was a limited released car not a kit you could go to your dealer and buy.
Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:10 am
ive been seeing alot of guys on the forum with zender and grand prix kits, why is it no one has taken them off and had copies made, there are alot of GTV6 owners that would pay to get ahold of them. just a little food for thought!
Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:14 am
jornmason wrote: there are alot of GTV6 owners that would pay to get ahold of them.
Really? Are you sure?