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V6 S/CR vs. 350 Sport !

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Hi, which is your experience V6S / CR vs. 350 Sport Exige ? 

How much difference price wise on the used market ? 

Thanks. Bye 

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Very interesting question. I debated between the V6 and the 350 - at the time there was a £10k difference between the two. 

At the time I considered that the gearbox linkage and 50kg weight saving wasn't worth the £10k premium and I would rather save the difference on purchase and buy 

- Forged wheels

- Geo

-2bular exhaust 

- EX370 

- Quaife

With all of the above I would have a car that would be more powerful, better sounding, and with a similar power to weight with the options I wanted and around £3k left over. I can sell the majority of the options when I sell also. 

However...having driven the V6 in anger now, I think the linkage is significantly better in the 350 and it wouldn't be as easy a decision again now. 

Having seen the 380/410 at the lotus 70th I'm very tempted to upgrade to a 380 just for the looks - the man maths then gets even more nonsensical when it's nearly £25k extra for a 380.

Overall I love the v6 and as I'm adding options I'm incrementally making it better - but I wouldn't say I'm 100% certain I made the right decision yet in not going for a 350

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Specially when the 50 kg is actually hiden behind stuff you can take off your V6 S, such as stereo, Ac, and so on ...

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Full list of weight savings taken from TLF review 

  • Rear louvred engine cover -3kg
  • Lighter body panels -12kg
  • A/C delete (no cost option) -7.5kg
  • Gearshift mechanism -1.5kg
  • Simplified heater system (now one pipe less but quicker to heat and more effective) -3kg
  • New rear subframe -3kg
  • Lightweight battery and bracket -3.5kg
  • New 1 piece rear diffuser -1kg
  • Optimised NVH package -2.7kg
  • Lighter engine air intake duct -1kg
  • Removal of sun visors and passenger footrest -1.2kg
  • Removal of engine vanity cover -1kg
  • 2 piece brakes -5kg
  • Forged wheels -5kg

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Some of it does not make sense to me, so take off the diffuser and engine panel, and they made the body panels 12kgs lighter ? Thanks for the list !

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Lighter body panels does that mean thinner fibreglass? As that’s the trick some of the race teams use but means more fragile...

@DJW any more info (part code) on this?

  • Simplified heater system (now one pipe less but quicker to heat and more effective) -3kg

Curious if it could be retro fitted ;)

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Lighter body panels was related to the fact that each car was coming out with different thickness panels.  By standardising it they found savings 

Re simplified heater system I must admit the 350 warmed up in about half the time of my V6S.  However I expect a lot of the pipe work is hidden in side sills p, so impossible to change ? 

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