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Old 04-07-2009, 04:39 PM
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I'm sure there is a story behind the choice in interior colors....
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:48 PM
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Wow that was a lot of work and I agree RL helps me keep my sanity too.

You deserve a first hand viewing of the car for all the efforts. It is truly a remarkable piece of work. The GS and his turbo are so much more impressive in person.

Wish I could add more pictures but all I have to contribute is the picture of the spare seats which are hanging next to the hardtop which is a priceless piece by itself.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:21 AM
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I'm sure there is a story behind the choice in interior colors....
I will PM him this thread and see if he can add some more info on the interior. He mentions Herr Lagaay being responsible for it... but I could not find additional details.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:35 AM
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I'm sure there is a story behind the choice in interior colors....
Iirc there was a connection between the GS and the Panamerica concept, which was a similar shade of green. But I could be wrong.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by DAVISRILEY View Post
Iirc there was a connection between the GS and the Panamerica concept, which was a similar shade of green. But I could be wrong.
It is mentioned in the thread above. the color was based on the panamericana and is the most incredible color I have seen. I hear that not even the people that created it can recreate it though.
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:16 PM
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This has just been made in carbon -- 2.14 lbs vs. 0.32 lbs! And thank you Dr. Gagnon for pointing it out. P.S. And the titanium fasteners will save anotherr few grams -- and will neither rust nor corrode.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:42 AM
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Robert, thank you for those additional photos. It is the first underside photo of the car... and better quality photos at that.
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:33 AM
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What a project--sorry, but I missed the actually weight. Know what it is?
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:42 AM
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Now under 2200 lbs (1000 kg).
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:47 PM
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Robert, outstanding work - is the car ever on display or shown to PCA?
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:03 PM
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:09 PM
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Part of me is amazed- a beautiful custom car! The other part of me doesn't understand the point of this- with such low mileage and meticulous detail/cleanliness, it seems the intent is to make this a piece of art never to be driven? I have mixed feelings, but the first part of me is glad it's being built!
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:19 PM
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when I spoke to Robert a few months ago, he indicated no one would ever drive it. The engine is so unique, replacing it wouldn't be possible. He said "it's automotive art" and I'd agree.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:46 PM
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Keep in mind that, as Robert has mentioned, a lot of the work done here was to test tecniques and parts for high-end motorsports initiatives... and in some areas, to push the envelop with the engineers.

I too feel a bit sad the car will not see any use. But I am glad it exists and that Robert has been kind enough to share all the work done.

And I know, "It is just a car!", but it is an engineering marvel... just reading about the different materials used, the work done to build these parts, it is amazing.

Hope to see it one day in the flesh or the CF...
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