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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:03 pm

Does anyone out there have the weight for each corner of a GTC......that is the weight on each tyre?

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Post by philipmasonfrance » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:35 pm

Hi, Dennis. Only just picked up on this. When I was preparing the GTC for French reg I had her weighed. If the notes are correct, the weight on the front axle was 680kg, and on the back axle 560kg. Would it be TOO simple to assume that the weight on each front wheel is therefore 340kg, and on each rear wheel 280kg?



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Post by scimjim » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:37 pm

It won’t be exact but not far off. Here’s my SS1 corner weights - although the whole car was lightened, it was fairly symmetrical apart from the gel battery in the passenger footwell.
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Post by philipmasonfrance » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:29 pm

680kg front and 560kg rear equates to 55/45% weight distribution. And with the engine behind the front wheels, does that make the Scimitar mid-engine?????



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Post by scimjim » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:42 pm

Yep :D


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Post by scimmy_man » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:43 pm

technically they are mid engine, as the lump is between the axles.


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Post by philipmasonfrance » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:41 am

Excellent! Must find out how to say that in French (James, Oldconn? - moteur central?) so that I can add that in to my standard explanation of what the GTC is.



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Post by Oldconn » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:52 am

Er..... got me there......I dunno! :(


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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:48 pm

philipmasonfrance wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:35 pm
Hi, Dennis. Only just picked up on this. When I was preparing the GTC for French reg I had her weighed. If the notes are correct, the weight on the front axle was 680kg, and on the back axle 560kg. Would it be TOO simple to assume that the weight on each front wheel is therefore 340kg, and on each rear wheel 280kg?
Thank you Philip.
I am trying to get an answer from a tyre manufacturer as to whether a tyre with a certain load/speed indicator can have a higher speed rating if it has a considerable lower load......it would help us if we could use what would be normally a T if it could be upgraded to H if it had much lower load on it.

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Post by mark rudder » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:28 am

GTCs & GTEs are front mid-engine.


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Post by philipmasonfrance » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:01 am

Thanks, Mark. "Propulsion, moteur central avant, donc". Sounds a bit of a mouthful to me. Perhaps I'll just stick to "a plastic car never imported into France ....." :wink:



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Post by philipmasonfrance » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:06 am

Dennis Nicholas wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:48 pm
philipmasonfrance wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:35 pm
Hi, Dennis. Only just picked up on this. When I was preparing the GTC for French reg I had her weighed. If the notes are correct, the weight on the front axle was 680kg, and on the back axle 560kg. Would it be TOO simple to assume that the weight on each front wheel is therefore 340kg, and on each rear wheel 280kg?
Thank you Philip.
I am trying to get an answer from a tyre manufacturer as to whether a tyre with a certain load/speed indicator can have a higher speed rating if it has a considerable lower load......it would help us if we could use what would be normally a T if it could be upgraded to H if it had much lower load on it.

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