All hardware – lights, faucets, doors, fans, etc – should be bought and on hand before commencing the construction phase. This ensures that things will be built to fit the specific hardware.
Okay, onto the cool stuff. Most of you are probably like me and just want to know the answer to the question, “What makes it go so fast?” For starters, the roadster comes with a 5.7 liter, 605 horsepower V10 that can do 205 miles per hour! Every effort has been made to make the car as light as possible while maintaining safety, even the transmission mounts are made of carbon-Molded Grating.
Now for the weight loss details, which I find interesting. The R8 GT has a windshield made of thinner glass. The glass used between the cabin and the engine compartment as well as the rear hatch is replaced with polycarbonate plexiglass. All of the above took 9kgs off the car. The rear wing is now CFRP, removing 1.2kg. Thinner sheet aluminium and additional cutouts were made to the aluminium hatch for the luggage compartment up front saved 2.6kg.
The BMW i3 promised to reach a speed of 62 miles per hour in 8 seconds. The top speed is expected to be around 93 miles per hour. This limitation is so set as to preserve battery life. The battery charging time is six hours on full charging.
The carbon fiber and other light materials are used in places like the bumpers and roof that are far from the center of gravity and/or high up, so that they not only reduce the overall weight but improve the handling by reducing the moment of inertia and lowering the center of mass height.
Classic Army products in general are of great quality and the M15A4 rifle is no exception. The gun looks great, and handles and feels like the real thing. If you are in the market for something with long range and great accuracy, then this gun definitely has your name on it.