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Old 03-02-2011, 07:30 AM
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The Nissan way is really odd for its layout, but if they are trying to balance the weight for that twin-turbo 6, maybe that transaxle is not a bad idea....

I think the AWD system takes up for a big chunk of the difference between this and the McLaren. 2 extra diffs plus casing and drive shafts(much of it in metal, with internal being steel), weighs quite a bit. The way the tub has to be designed is also much different with a tunnel running across, and unlike the McLaren this car has more of a "unit-body" style carbon frame. Might be structurally less efficient since composite works better in "box" rather than beams(hence maybe heavier lay-up to compensate).
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