Targa Miata
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July 3, 2007 - Weigh-in time!
2020 lbs as it sits. There's still weight to be gained, as the car doesn't have sway bars, a full tank of gas or a windshield. I'm going to estimate the final wet weight at about 2150. That's what my street Miata used to be, but it didn't have a hardtop or a full roll cage installed. There's also a fair bit of bracing under the car that is overkill for a lot of applications. So while I was hoping for a bit less (I wanted to be under 2000 at this point), it's not a bad start. The power/weight ratio should still be pretty healthy. The rules limit us to 2070 lbs in race trim.
For those who don't want to do the math, the car currently has 53% of its weight on the front wheels. Cross weights are perfect as is the left-right split. Not bad!
tags: weight loss, interchange