Full titanium exhaust with stainless downpipes? How is that a full titanium exhaust?
Weight has nothing to do with the stickiness of the tire.I'd be very hesitant to change tyre brand for the saving of a few kilos. Adhesion is much more important and I personally would never change from the Michelins. They transformed my 550 when I swapped over.
Please keep us informed as your weight loss project progresses, and what you're doing to reduce lbs. Be interesting to see how many lbs you eliminate and what all you did to get there.My 575 is going on a diet.
Currently building a full titanium exhaust, with valves, and stainless equal length downpipes. I expect this to drop at least 100lbs off the car.
I pulled the inner foam out of the steering console while de-stickying it, 3lbs dropped. I never thought weight could be lost there, lol.
Next up for me is coilovers, which should drop a few pounds over the OE units. Followed with light wheels; 2 piece brake rotors (4lbs per rotor) and some Ti hardware (2.5lbs for lug bolts)
Some other areas to think of for easy weight reduction:
Headers would drop the weight of the factory manifolds/cats (possibly SAI system) and downpipes.
Brand of tire. Different tire brands and models have different weights.
Brand of battery. Like tires, different brands and models of a battery have different weight. Generally Deka is significantly lighter than other brands. A smaller battery is also an option.
Michelin is the best tire for our cars.Onno, last year when having its major belt service I put Michelin Super Sports on my 575M. They have met all of my expectations.
Not me, sadly, but I've spend a great amount of time verifying certain parts of the 550. Without a 550 until I return to Europe hopefully early 2021, plan is a 550 build with substantial weight loss (aiming for minimum 200kg lighter, which actually isn't too hard on a 550, but also keep it very streetable). Build will be inspired by the Ferrari 360 CS, 599 GTO, Trev's 360 manual CS, and of course Ferrari's own abandoned ''575 Challenge Stradale'' project.Thanks all for your contributions and interesting feedback.
BAS, did you weigh the car after removing 121kg, and if yes what was the figure?