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cool stuff
start with motor pulled from a production line MB car

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custom chassis...sorry if this is a replay, but it's damned impressive

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adapt rear transaxle to engine, I can see that's going to need an adapter plate

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finished car. don't know if it's the exact same car as the white body shell, but you get the picture
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don't know if it's the exact same car as the white body shell, but you get the picture
Well, the OP had said that it is a "photoshop of what the final car should look like......"

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that appears to be a CAD drawing. there were such vehicles built, found one on youtube, posted it in the road test thread
 

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interesting, but why in a Nissan ?
why not a twin turbo SL600 ? or S600C ?
 

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not if you take all the vanity creature comfort convenience bling options bs out of the car, it wouldn't be
these cars suffer from excess nonsense add-on features...
that's where the weight comes from.
 

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Its physical dimensions and construction are still going to make it a heavy car regardless of whats removed. That R33 would weight around 1500-1600kg in base form, the W140 V12 is around 2200-2300kg iirc. Even if you could magically drop that much weight off the entire suspension and steering setup would be terrible for drifting given you want precise steering and wheel feedback. Not even mentioning no performance parts or development.

Sure id respect a TT W140 more but it doesn't make sense in this situation.
 

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If was the wrong word but i still stand by my points. Amon certainly is an outlier and appears to have done everything from scratch, can't remember the last time i saw any Benz drifting competitively let along a 140.
 

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that is the basis of every hipo race car built, strip it out and lighten it, even the manufacturers did it, have you ever heard of the Swiss-cheese Pontiac Catalinas ? this is nothing mysterious or new, it's basic hot rodding 101. anyone can take a sawsall and torch to a W140 coupe and whittle 1000lb. off it, it would come in around 3900lb. if all the luxury convenience stuff was removed. there's a ton of bling glitzy options and sensors and computer modules in the car.
 

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we're talking tried and true methods of performance, by reducing weight, they've been doing it since early 1960's
it was the basis of the musclecar era, John Delorean took a big car engine, and put it in a lighter intermediate car,
called it the GTO, after the Ferrari GTO, and single handedly created the musclecar era, that lasted 10 years.

 
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