You have a very good eye Kevin. Insulation is about 5 cm lower than trunk itself. The insulation is there to keep the heat from the exhaust from heating the bottom of the trunk, but after few runs engine bay is boiling so the trunk gets hot anyway. 4C is no cold beer delivery car for sure.Thanks GMS.
Question about your rendering though. I've been trying to imagine this on the car since you mentioned the issue. The stock one is flat against the underside of the trunk, isn't it? At least there is some silver insulation right above it which I assume is at the level of the base of the trunk.
You show a jog upwards in the middle, which (if it is to clear your muffler - this is where I get fuzzy because I haven't mounted the exhaust yet) must go up into the space above that insulation. There really isn't much vertical clearance for that jog.
What am I missing?
This explains the fact up above: "4C has unusual long leverages of ARB, so the effective spring rates are not effected by ARB as much as with other cars".On my previous car (VW scirocco with mag ride suspension) when I upgraded the ARB's it was a massive difference --> It was like a different car (I used H&R arb)
On the alfa: with stock suspension when I upgraded the ARB's the difference was not that big --> I upgraded from OEM ARB's (front and rear) to innokinetic ones that I believe are the thickest.
Maybe the innokinetic material is not that stiff or I don't know but I expected for a bigger change.
I've had this idea as well, or actually, my girlfriend kind of. Her note was that it was a hassle to take luggage in and out of boot when staying at a hotel for the night. Because you cannot use bags if you want to utilize as much of the boot as absolutely possible, and you need to pack in/out at the parking. She thought of a custom hard case that fit perfectly, but I immediately thought of making a box that can be removed completely with ease. Might require a custom "bonnet holder" pin, maybe going the other way, instead of into the boot.I also got the idea to make a removable, portable trunk case on the wheels, like traveling case you take on the plane, that could be removed from the trunk
Oh, just wrap in Gucci Leather or LV synthetic and you will easily get $2.5-$3 million^Not sure if my scrotum likes carbon fibre too much....
I've had this idea as well, or actually, my girlfriend kind of. Her note was that it was a hassle to take luggage in and out of boot when staying at a hotel for the night. Because you cannot use bags if you want to utilize as much of the boot as absolutely possible, and you need to pack in/out at the parking. She thought of a custom hard case that fit perfectly, but I immediately thought of making a box that can be removed completely with ease. Might require a custom "bonnet holder" pin, maybe going the other way, instead of into the boot.
Since its a lady thing, I guess you could charge about 1 million dollars without a problem.
You followed my suggestion!!The COVID-19 situation has some benefits. With the spare time we have on our hand by staying at home and not attending day jobs, we can focus big time on 4C performance parts developement.
Our new GMS 3" exhaust is performing above expectations. The backpressure is immensely reduced, improving response, quicker turbo spool, better flow and far less heat. Dyno numbers are good. Next step is increasing the air flow into the IC and we have a nice solution on the way. Those of you who have seen the new Maserati prototype that is based on 4C has done exactly the same. So yes, it is good to know we are thinking the way other engineers are. I'm proud of that. So what is this part? It is a side scoop for rear flank, entirely made of carbon and modeled the way it fits perfectly on the flank. Super light with increased cooling and as a bonus, aggressive look. We expect first batch to be available within next few weeks. Just a bit of sneak preview for you and more on that later...
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Airflow under the body seems to have been the idea in the first sketches:At this point, there is an opportunity to touch on something that is very disturbing to me at 4C .The design of front airflow for engine and AC cooling is completely missed so it is not a good idea to increase the downforce in the rear but in the front. There is too much lift in the front now, so I think that a concrete front modification is needed first. My thinking is shown in the attached pictures. What is your opinion?
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