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I have commissioned a local fabricator to remove the windshield and A pillar. The look i'm going for is attached in the picture. I have also recently purchased the JDM Genova Bumper. I believe myself and Bobby (fellow contributor) have purchased the last two available bumper from Osaka, Japan. Jamie's stroker kit will be purchased in the next week or so and Full roll cage will be fabricated to fit over the front dash board, side impact and over the seats.

The stroker kit will consist of Below:
Crank
Forged Rods
Forged Pistons
Port and Polished Cylinder Head exchange

This is a November through February build. I will extensively document as much as possible pending time availability. If time and budget allow, I do plan on installing the 6 piston calipers in front and the rear will utilize the stock 4 piston from the front.

The current set up has extensive build history (if you followed my previous posts) and 2.0L will make reliable 420 + hp and 400 + ft/lb torque.

For those wondering if this build will be street legal and my answer is who gives a Sh!t. 80% track and 20% local car shows.

Fun begins.............
 

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Very cool render bro , looking forward to hearing the power resulta your going to get . If you dont mind how much are the engine mods going to cost

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It was a matter of time before someone did this. Removing the front window and A pillar will give a unique look.....hmmmm....a small tiny cut down windscreen similar to the Porsche speedster racer of old would also look interesting. Are you going to try to make the roll cage legal for some time attack or similar events? Curious how the roll cage will look and not conflict with the clean design of the car in the photo.
 

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A Barchetta style 4C looks brilliant, Nimo. Huge respect for you having a go at this. My only suggestion is to add a small windscreen; something small like the old F1 style screens or like those of the D-Type Jag. There must be some modern equivalents. A brilliant concept though. One other question, does the windscreen frame play a part in the structural rigidity of the body or is that all borne by the tub?
 

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A Barchetta style 4C looks brilliant, Nimo. Huge respect for you having a go at this. My only suggestion is to add a small windscreen; something small like the old F1 style screens or like those of the D-Type Jag. There must be some modern equivalents. A brilliant concept though. One other question, does the windscreen frame play a part in the structural rigidity of the body or is that all borne by the tub?
The A Pillar from what I can tell is made from Carbon. The main reason for the full roll cage is to provide added structural rigidity to the vehicle. The roll cage will go over the dash to give added safety and structural support.
I think once finished it will look integrated into the design of the vehicle.
 

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@Nimo: wouldn’t it be easier starting from a coupe? Always wondered why they added the Carbon fiber A-pillar, when you see the how the roof and front window of a Coupe are made:
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@Nimo: wouldn’t it be easier starting from a coupe? Always wondered why they added the Carbon fiber A-pillar, when you see the how the roof and front window of a Coupe are made:
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Trust me, much easier to build from Spyder. I'm still contemplating if I go with the Barchetta look of cutting the windshield in half. Still I think it will look much more interesting with NO windshield. Then I can wear my favorite helmet when driving.
 

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Interesting idea and kudos for having the balls to go through with it. Personally I think I would find a salvage title car to perform major non reversible modifications on but it's your 4C and money! I think a four or five inch tall windscreen would look better than none at all.
 

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@Nimo - LOVE IT!!!! It is one of the reasons I really really want the Elemental RP1, and they are currently designing a version with a full Roll cage... So almost exactly what you are building here
 

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Interesting idea and kudos for having the balls to go through with it. Personally I think I would find a salvage title car to perform major non reversible modifications on but it's your 4C and money! I think a four or five inch tall windscreen would look better than none at all.
You are correct that it would be better to cut up a salvage vehicle and I sitll may do that and currently bidding on one but with our car value nearing a bottom and cheap, cutting up a clean title car doesn't bother me much. Also, plan to keep this beauty for a LONG time and may even hand it down to my son. I do love the Barchetta look and may just cut the windshield in half made from Lexan.
 

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@Nimo - LOVE IT!!!! It is one of the reasons I really really want the Elemental RP1, and they are currently designing a version with a full Roll cage... So almost exactly what you are building here
Elemental isn't street legal in CANADA just like the Ariel Atom. I had the latter driving illegally in Toronto and it's the most visceral car ever made.
 

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Two parts received this week from Alfaworks; Clutch kit and Stage 2 Heads. Heads are exchange units so I have to send back my stock heads next week. The forged pistons will be coming next week from Alfaworks. The car is ready for the engine drop. The plans are to work on the motor in the next two to three weeks. Afterwards, Chrome moly roll cage will be measured and built along with the installation of AEM Meth injection and fire suppression system. Sometime in mid-January, the car will be sent to the Bodyshop for the A-pillar and windshield removal.

Still pondering about the Torex 6 piston front brake set up. Trying to justify the $4K investment. These updates will trickle periodically as updates are loaded.

One thing, please check out the size of the port, they are huge compared to the stock. Jamie thinks I should get around extra 30 - 40 HP just from these heads.

BTW, get the parts via Matt at Alfa9, his quick and knowledgeable for these types of builds.
 

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I already have the upgraded Tarox rotors for the front and rear. Also, the price difference between Gale big brake kit and Tarox 6 piston is less than $1K, so if going big, I mind as pay little more for larger disc plus piston upgrade.
 

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I'm with @4C-ophe on this one... Get Gale's version. The Tarox goes very large up front, but does nothing for the rear. So what ends up happening is pushing the car toward more front brake bias, and could ultimately end up hurting braking distances. We don't have direct evidence of Tarox actually hurting performance, but Gale has done some serious track testing of his kit.
 
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