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Discussion in 'Lamborghini Discussion (not model specific)' started by GianPaolo, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. GianPaolo

    GianPaolo Karting

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    Does anyone know if Lamborghini made any cars that were unpainted that just showcased the carbon fiber? Like a diablo GT for example?
     
  2. richard

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  3. GianPaolo

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    Thanks Richard!!

    Does ANYONE have any other pics? Like of a Diablo? I have pics of a Pagani Zonda and Bugatti in unpainted carbon but don't have any of a lamborghini.
     
  4. UroTrash

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    Does not unpainted CF degrade when exposed to sun light? It seems to on motorcycles.
     
  5. need4speed

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    Wasn't there an all CF Countach in Road & Track a few years back? I think I've read stories of Horacio Pagani being at Lamborghini at that time and got a lot of his expertise with CF from that project.
     
  6. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    When unprotected, it does turn a yellowish color. You can put a UV protectant on it and it will stay the same (this is what they do for aftermarket rear decklids and hoods).
     
  7. GianPaolo

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    It shoulden't. I know people with carbon fiber hoods and bumpers on civics and they seem to be allright (daily drivers). And my cousin has a bunch of carbon pieces on his "Giusepperossa".

    But if your talking about over a period of 10 years i really have no clue.
     
  8. shiggins

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    Any carbon fibre worth a dime these days is made with resin already containing UV protection. They carbon fibre last about 7 years in Miami type sun conditions without yellowing, after that, its a crap shoot.
     
  9. WILLIAM H

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    Would that be Banana Boat or Hawaiin Tropic ? :)
     
  10. Ferrari0324

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    How much weight does it save? Few pounds?
     
  11. Ducman491

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    The carbon fiber fairings on my 748 saved a few pounds and if you replace the tank and every thing I think it is in the neighborhood of a 20 pound reduction. The stuff is just plain light.
     
  12. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    It depends on what you're replacing. If you're replacing aluminum body panels, you won't be that amazed with the savings. If it's steel, you'll save a lot. Changing out glass for plexi saves a lot of weight, too.
     
  13. Robin

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    I saw an episode of Motorsports Mondial on Speedvision years ago that had a bare carbon fiber Diablo. Looked pretty good actually...

    -R
     
  14. GianPaolo

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    Sweet i wish i could of seen it. You wouldn't happen to know if it came out of the factory like that do you??
     
  15. GianPaolo

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    some pics of a carbon Pagani.
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  16. Ferrari0324

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    Sorry, what I meant was not painting it. What would the paint and clear coats weigh?
     
  17. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    I've always seen CF clear coated even if it's not going to get painted. Paint can weigh a lot depending on the layers. I can only guess you'll probably save something like 30-40 lbs (depends on size of car and coats).

    It's better to reduce any weight that has rotational inertia (unsprung weight) like pulleys, wheels, tires, brakes (CF, smaller diameter), clutches/flywheels, drive shafts, etc.
     

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