The previous two installments of this complete car build can be found here:
In part 3 we find ourselves just after the successful completion of the bodywork phase of the car. Sadly, the car will not be done justice visually until the HRE wheels are fitted (thanks Fedex for losing a rim and delaying this), the massive Esprit intercooler is installed and the full Amuse exhaust system is attached. Those pictures will need to wait a couple of weeks.
In the meantime, I’m hoping that you can all judge the car as a work in progress and reserve final judgment until the car is fitted with the various tuning modifications bound for part 4 of this update.
With this rear profile picture I just wanted to say again how much I love the Esprit dry carbon wing. That was a modification I strongly urged “R” to do and I think it is perfect on this car. Besides the track tested performance and reduced weight, the quality and finish of the wing is simply flawless. Once the Amuse titanium exhaust is installed (and we’re also installing the Mines carbon fiber muffler protectors), this rear will fulfill our goal of what we feel an aggressive street car should look like! After all, this is only view most drivers will ever see once the power mods are installed and tuned.
On the front you can see the successful conclusion of chopping up the Wald front bumper and inserting the Esprit dry carbon intercooler duct. Although at the moment this simply looks nice, a week from now the massive Esprit intercooler will be fitted and will be sitting cool and comfortable behind that duct. From this view you can also just barely see the Carbon Dry aero bonnet. That hood remains super clean for a street car, yet undeniably functional and sporty in all the right places.
More pics will be coming as the car gets the final stage of the build completed by our east coast partner John Shafer and his shop Akuma.