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Weight reduction (carpet, air pump, stereo, seats ++)

“Adding power makes you faster on the straights; subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere"

- Design philosphy of Colin Chapman, Lotus Cars. Why not apply it to the Z06? Adding power is expensive, removing weight is free. The air pump is not needed, the stock stereo is a disaster and the rear trunk looks almost as nice without the carpet.


Trunk carpet removed

Stock seats removed, the driver's side is replaced with a Sparco seat


I put all the small parts in a bag to get the total weight
  • Stock head unit, CD changer and speakers
  • Secondary air injection pump and piping
  • Power steering pump
  • Fuel rail covers
  • Air filter cover
  • Rear trunk plastic covers
  • Rear trunk lamps
  • Tire puncture kit
Weight of parts in bag 20 kg / 48 lbs
  • Rear trunk carpet 6 kg / 13.2 lbs
  • Rear trunk lid 2 kg / 4.4 lbs
  • Floor mats 2 kg / 4.4 lbs
  • Hood liner 1 kg / 2.2 lbs
  • Passenger seat 14 kg / 31 lbs
  • Driver seat 16 kg - Sparco Evo 12 kg = 4 kg / 8.8 lbs
Total weight saving: 20 + 29 kg = 49 kg / 108 lbs 😎