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sinisterSF 18th October 2016 19:51

Looking for my donor, 98" wheelbase is hard to find!
 
I've been hunting all around for information and every list I find doesn't include anything from recent years. I'm starting a project and I'm looking for a donor that has near a 98" wheelbase and can put out 400hp without dumping a fortune into a whole new drive train.

I thought about a C4 Corvette with it's 96" wheelbase, but most of them are tired and slower than Toyota Prius unless you invest 20k in the drive train.

I suppose I could shorten a car by literally chopping it in half and removing a few inches, but that's a pain. I suppose I could move the rear wheel opening back on my shell, but then it may change the way it looks completely.

Up for any ideas! Thanks

molleur 18th October 2016 23:59

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Originally Posted by sinisterSF (Post 83685)
I've been hunting all around for information and every list I find doesn't include anything from recent years. I'm starting a project and I'm looking for a donor that has near a 98" wheelbase and can put out 400hp without dumping a fortune into a whole new drive train.

I thought about a C4 Corvette with it's 96" wheelbase, but most of them are tired and slower than Toyota Prius unless you invest 20k in the drive train.

I suppose I could shorten a car by literally chopping it in half and removing a few inches, but that's a pain. I suppose I could move the rear wheel opening back on my shell, but then it may change the way it looks completely.

Up for any ideas! Thanks

What are you building?

sinisterSF 19th October 2016 01:46

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Originally Posted by molleur (Post 83691)
What are you building?

I won't say what it's modeled after because of trademarks and what not, but think James Bond meets Mad Max.

molleur 19th October 2016 02:04

Okay, sounds a bit creative too.

bladerunner 19th October 2016 08:29

the lotus elite 501 is approximately 98in wheelbase. Don't know if it will take 400hp though! You can still buy them relatively cheaply and no SVA

sinisterSF 19th October 2016 10:03

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Originally Posted by bladerunner (Post 83697)
the lotus elite 501 is approximately 98in wheelbase. Don't know if it will take 400hp though! You can still buy them relatively cheaply and no SVA

yea that little fella would have a hard time making that power. Also, forget to specify, looking for front engine, RWD. I could probably make a mid engine work, but it would look all messed up.

froggyman 19th October 2016 10:45

Elite is front engine I think. Esprit is rear.

sinisterSF 19th October 2016 10:50

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Originally Posted by froggyman (Post 83700)
Elite is front engine I think. Esprit is rear.

It is front engine, but it's a little 2 liter.

sinisterSF 19th October 2016 19:01

Think I'm gonna go with a 1990-1996 300zx twin turbo. 97" wheelbase, close enough.


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