There are places to save weight such as a Quality Stainless Steel Exhaust System, lighter wheels and even our FD Lightweight Big Brake Kit saves 22lbs of rotating weight (which is worth approximately 3.5x as much as static weight). These items are all on our website. You can remove and replace some steel underneath the car but it's hard to save a lot of weight because there isn't say any 1 big item that is just weight the whole car down. It's just a bit heavier here and there throughout the vehicle. With that said, weight savings does start to add up and we've seen customers shave a few hundred pounds getting pretty aggressive to replace steel brackets with lighter versions, removing seats and other items, wheels, brakes, exhaust, etc. As you said, it's no race car but sure there is savings to be had.
“ rotating weight (which is worth approximately 3.5x as much as static weight) “
Very true . Even 4 x as much. Although that’s more so a factor in the 0-60 mph space than it is at higher speeds where once you get going it won’t make that much of a difference. However, weight savings will also offer some advantage in turns / cornering.
All that aside , I don’t think there’s any reason to go overboard and attempt to turn this car into something it isn’t, and can never be.. IMO the luxury of a comfortable and fast enough touring car is a great part of its appeal, and whilst shedding a couple of lbs. here and there to get a bit more spirited driving in turns and whatnot is fine...just as long as it does not compromise and sacrifice the overall luxury and character of the car .
Step up to a Ferrari Challenge Stradale and you will never worry about weight again. As far as your car is concerned it was truly never meant to be a big girl in tight jeans. Enjoy it the way it was made, full curves and weight to go along with it.
I drove Pista at the Ferrari VIP Monterey event, for a good 20 minutes ( was a guest of my friend who is in that exclusive loop ) and although light as a feather and a phenomenal car , I’d still take the Maserati GT over it , as a daily driver of course ..
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