As you incorporate add-ons to your vehicle, its weight goes up. For performance car owners who wants to own the fastest possible set of wheels, this presents a dilemma. One solution that will compensate for this weight gain is to reduce the vehicle base weight. We’ll list some parts you can remove without drastically affecting function.
Weight Reduction Increases Speed
You can shave about 1/10th of a second off your lap time for every 100-pound reduction in weight. That may seem miniscule, but for avid racers, every little bit makes a difference. In addition, cars will also experience about a one horsepower increase for every 18-pounds you remove.
We do advise car owners to be strategic about what they take out. To maintain optimal handling, aim for an even 50/50 weight reduction in the front and rear. A car with uneven weight may not have maximum momentum when entering and exiting the apex of a turn. Continue Reading →