Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:43 AM
Edited by DieselGT, 04 June 2006 - 09:49 AM.
I didn't come up with a spec sheet as I was working, but I had a rough idea of some backstory, which can be extrapolated into one.
Basically this is for the Gentleman Driver's GT, implying rich men who buy and run their own cars, as much or little modified as they want/can afford. Obviously Mr. Franito is exceedingly rich indeed if he can afford to buy and tune a Veyron exclusively for racing. Now a Veyron is already one of the fastest cars on the planet, and I haven't really heard any bad reports about its handling either, most journos report it's exactly as hard or soft as you want and as equally manageable in town as at 253mph on the autobahn.
However, weight is always a bad thing and though the Bugatti carries it well it's always better to ditch as much as possible, if only for fuel concerns. As such the full shell was re-made from aluminium into CF, as you said the interior ripped out as per usual, and most of the electronics. It'll be heavy as all hell to steer without the power assist, and no ABS means it probably isn't wise to see if it can pass 253 unlike its stock, electronically-limited brother. That doesn't mean he hasn't tweaked the christ out of the ECU, though. Mostly for fuel management. As you said, 4WD dumped in favour of a RWD tranny, that sh*t is heavy and doesn't justify itself on the racecourse often. And, as a result, the engine is downrated a bit, max output now somewhere in the range of 800 horses, normally operating at about 500 tops. That probably means removal of half of the turbines, yes. Since we're not grappling with a thousand horsepower anymore, we can ditch the custom-made seven speed DSG gearbox, and replace it with a more standard, less friendly offering. Exhaust system remains the same, but with so much less engine venting through it, it breathes alot easier than it did.
Brakes are swapped out for different carbon-ceramic composites, wheels are the same shape and size as stock but magnesium forged and shed in Pirelli race slicks instead of the stock Michelin offerings. Franito is a patriot nut.
Actually I just made it cos I thought it'd look cool. heh.
edit: alternatively Franito just lowered it, adding a retardedly huge rear wing and painted it all funky, and called it done. and I forgot to model the front driveshafts. either explanation is good.