Donor Chassis Verses Tube Chassis

SPECIFICATIONS OF TUBE CHASSIS



Top Gear offers two options when building cars and these two options are determined by the platform the cars are built on. For example the two platforms are called a donor car chassis or tube chassis.
DONOR CAR CHASSIS

 

The first option is transforming an existing car into the dream car by taking off the body of the car and replacing the body with a new car body this is called the donor car chassis conversion.

The donor car chassis option is normally more economical when building a car because to transform an existing car like a Porsche Boxter, MR2 Toyota, Ford Town car, Jaguar, Range Rover (which are all compatible donor car chassis´s) into the new sports car or luxury car the transforming and replacing parts on an existing platform is cheaper and quicker.

TUBE CHASSIS

 

The second option is the tube chassis version. The tube chassis is a lightweight steel-tube chassis mated to a powerful mid-mounted engine. The chrome-moly space frame is reinforced with honeycomb-composite panels for increased rigidity while the suspension consists of unequal-length A-arms and coil-over shocks at all four corners. Race-spec Brembo calipers tackle the braking duties accompanied by massive vented rotors, 15-in. front and 14-in. rear. The race-car chassis gains additional roll-cage bracing, while the engine and suspension are tuned toward racing, but retain the replica´s basic configurations. The carbon-fiber mixed with Kevlar (bullet proof material) bodywork is very similar, with the original chassis also employing quick-release latches. Brake systems are identical using the Brembo brake system. The carbon-fiber cloth is layered over the molds and then cured in an autoclave. In areas where extra stiffness is needed-such as the top of the fenders-half-inch aluminum-honeycomb panels are sandwiched in the carbon-fiber layers. The chassis comprises a space frame-derived design consisting 4130 lightweight steel and aluminum honeycomb composite reinforcing panels. It is divided into bolt-fastened sub-assemblies to allow for rapid access to critical subsystems. The light weight of the chassis allows for the car to weigh a mere 2750 pounds (1247 kg). Standard electronics include: Power windows, locks, Remote control operated doors, hood, trunk, and engine compartment openers, electronic power steering with redundant safety circuits, 110 volt inlet for maintaining vehicle battery, electronic heated front window, electronic fuel pump shut off upon crash impact, rearview camera system within dash flip up monitor, and navigation. Electrical wire harnesses are manufactured with the highest quality materials Teflon coated tinned military spec wire, cannon plugs, gold plated pins and sockets were used in connectors, wire harnesses wrapped with high temp glass mesh under a woven Kevlar outer skin.

 

LAMBOs Reventon, Gallardo Spyder, Gallardo Superleggera or Murcielago. At Top Gear we build customized super car clones “made to order” according to each client’s requirements. Each client has their unique dream car they would like to build and we work with the client to make that dream a reality. The price of a replica depends completely on the type of features and specifications the client wants in their new car. There are various options to choose from when building a replica. One of those options is building a replica with the original motor and transmission. Another economical option is to use donor cars and motors. Also there are various options you can use with the chassis forTop Gear Carbon Copies Reventon, Gallardo Spyder, Gallardo Superleggera or the Murcielago. First option is a custom made tube chassis and the motor of your choice.

One of the unique features of Top Gear chassis’s is each chassis is built with a custom design so we can clone the original car. Here are some differences between the Top Gear steel tube chassis and a Top Gear donor car chassis; 1) A steel tube chassis is more versatile and this gives Top Gear the 2) ability to create a custom design closer to the original. 3) Another benefit is the steel tube chassis has more space within the chassis to install larger car accessories. For example in the image below theTop Gear chassis structure consists of over 600 individual pieces. The chassis is constructed of steel tube coupled with precision cut panels and reinforcing members to mimic the design of the original LAMBO chassis. The chassis is dimensionally correct as a clone to the original.

The cabin area offers approximately 4″ more legroom than Top Gear chassis tub in the donor car Pontiac Fiero. The suspension is based on the LAMBO design. The rear wheels have dual coil over suspension while the front uses a single coil over. Another advantage forTop Gear Carbon Copies is we can install a larger gas tank. Instead of using the typical 11 gallon Fiero tank we now have the capacity to install an aluminium gas tank of 25 gallons.Top Gear Carbon Copies steel tube chassis design gives us many options available for choosing the size of the motor. For exampleTop Gear Carbon Copies can assemble a carbonfibre mixed with kevlar replica kit like the 2008 Reventon or 2007 Gallardo Superleggera or 2007 Gallardo Spyder or a 2007 Murcielago to turn key stage. With matching interior upholstery according to theTop Gear Carbon Copies model and exterior paint color of your choice.

With a new Ford Mustang 2007, 4.0L SOHC COLOGNE V6 ENGINE with a FIVE SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION………six cylinders …….4L ……..standard five speed…… Bore is 100.4 mm (3.95 in) and stroke is 84.4 mm (3.32 in) for a total displacement of 4 L (4,009 cc/245 in³) also the brakes can be from the 2007 ZO6 Corvette and Willwood. The steering rack and column are new remanufactured units and the total cost is US$24,000.00 Using the same steel tube chassis design,Top Gear Carbon Copies can also install a bigger motor and transmission.Top Gear can assemble a carbonfibre mixed with kevlar replica of your choice like a 2008 Reventon or 2007 Gallardo Superleggera or 2007 Gallardo Spyder or a 2007 Murcielago on the same tube chassis and at turn key stage. With matching interior of theTop Gear Carbon Copies model kit and exterior paint color of your choice.

With a V8 Mustang 2007

Ford Racing Aluminator 4.6L DOHC Long Block Supercharged $6,500.00

  • · 4.6L (281 cubic inches)
  • · 8.5:1 compression ratio (nominal)
  • · Forged pistons
  • · H-beam connecting rods
  • · Forged steel crankshaft
  • · Aluminum block M-6010-A46SC
  • · Blue cam covers M-6582-A54
  • · Assembled long block with 2003-04 Mustang Cobra cylinder heads and camshafts
  • · Includes 2003-04 Mustang Cobra timing chain cover, water pump, Cobra windage tray and oil pan
  • · Fits 2003-04 Mustang Cobra
  • · Built with all NEW PARTS
  • · Does not include oil cooler/oil filter adapter Model: M-6007-A46SC Also the brakes can be from the 2007 ZO6 Corvette and Willwood. The steering rack and column are new remanufactured units and the total cost is US$25,000.00

Using the same steel tube chassis design, Top Gear can also install a standard V8 motor and transmission.Top Gear Carbon Copies can assemble a carbonfibre mixed with kevlar replica of your choice like a 2008 Reventon or 2007 Gallardo Superleggera or 2007 Gallardo Spyder or a 2007 Murcielago on the same tube chassis and at turn key stage. With matching interior of theTop Gear Carbon Copies model kit and exterior paint color of your choice.

Ford 4.6L 3 Valve Mustang GT Engine $6,400.00

  • Complete 3-valve 4.6L Mustang engine assembly
  • 300 hp @ 5750 rpm, 320 lb-ft of torque @ 4500 rpm
  • Aluminum block and cylinder heads
  • Composite intake manifold for light weight and intake charge temp reduction
  • Vehicle harnesses and computer not included
  • Includes manual transmission engine harness and flywheel Model: M-6007-3V46

Also the brakes can be from the 2007 ZO6 Corvette and Willwood. The steering rack and column are new re-manufactured units and the total cost is US$24,900.00

Using the same steel tube chassis design Top Gear can also install a bigger V12 Jaguar motor and transmission.  Top Gear can assemble a carbonfibre mixed with kevlar replica of your choice like a 2008 Reventon or 2007 Gallardo Superleggera or 2007 Gallardo Spyder or a 2007 Murcielago on the same steel tube chassis and at turn key stage. With matching interior of the Top Gear model kit and exterior paint color of your choice.

With a fully reconditioned Jaguar XJ 12 SOVEREIGN DAIMLER 1995-7

with a FULLY RECONDITIONED JAGUAR FIVE SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Twelve cylinders…….6L………..standard five speed…. The engine was stroked to 78.5 mm in 1992 for a displacement of 6.0 L (5994 cc) to make this the most powerful Jaguar production engine to date. The last Jaguar V12 engine was produced on April 17, 1997

Twelve cylinders…….6L………..standard five speed…. The engine was stroked to 78.5 mm in 1992 for a displacement of 6.0 L (5994 cc) to make this the most powerful Jaguar production engine to date. The last Jaguar V12 engine was produced on April 17, 1997

Also the brakes can be from the 2007 ZO6 Corvette and Willwood. The steering rack and column are new remanufactured units and the total cost is US$29,000.00

Another option is using the same Top Gear tube chassis design and install a New V12 BMW engine.  Top Gear also offers a carbonfibre mixed with kevlar kit of your choice a 2008 Reventon or a 2007 Gallardo Superleggera or 2007 Gallardo Spyder or a 2007 Murcielago on the same tube chassis at turn key stage with matching interior of the model kit you choose and exterior paint color of your choice with a new BMW 760i 2007, 6.0L V12 WITH A NEW BMW 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. The Top Gear  suspension on this clone chassis is based on the same design and geometry as the original car. The rear suspension is comprised of dual coil over with the same hub to hub dimensions as an authentic LAMBO. The front has the single coil over system and is dimensionally correct.

New V12 BMW Engine

The 2007 BMW 760i 6.0 L twelve cylinder petrol engine has 438 horse power and comes with an automatic six speed transmission. The brakes can be from the 2007 ZO6 Corvette and Willwood. The steering rack and column are new remanufactured units and the total cost is US$37,945.00

This chassis design with the Top Gear kit and with the BMW twelve cylinders……6L……….automatic six speed…is one of the fastest replicas built by Top Gear.

Or on the same tube chassis but using the brand new original LAMBO brakes system, motor and transmission. The prices for the four items are: $2000.00 for the tube chassis, with the imported original Gallardo Superleggera carbon ceramic brakes worth 15,300.00 euros, Superleggera carbon ceramic brakes worth 15,300.00 euros

and the imported original Gallardo Superleggera V10 mid-engine 4.9i with the aluminium block and head and a six gear transmission worth 35,000.00 euros.

The total price with a Top Gear carbonfibre mixed with kevlar kit of your choice: This can be a 2008 Reventon or 2007 Gallardo Superleggera or 2007 Gallardo Spyder or a 2007 Murcielago. Also with all four kits we include the finish stage of the car upholstery interior and exterior paint color of your choice. The Top Gear kit completely assembled ready to drive away at the turn key stage we offer US$75,000.00. The price for an original 2008 Reventon is US$1,300,000.00 and the price for an original Gallardo Superleggera is 206,000.00 euros, so building a carbonfibre mixed with kevlar replica with original parts is a major saving.

SECOND OPTION

 Top Gear Carbon Copies also offers using a donor car for a Replica. Donor cars can be much more economical especially if there is an existing motor with the car in excellent condition to your specifications. Top Gear can modify chassis’s of donor cars to suit our carbon fiber mixed with kevlar kits. Here is a list of Top Gear recommended donor cars with existing V12 motors and high performance running gear. In this case all we do are slight modifications on the chassis’s and install the new fibreglass body. Also we change the interior upholstery to match the Top Gear kit. Top Gear recommended donor cars are the 400 GT 1976 Ferrari with its standard V12 engine 4.8L and 340 horse power or 512i BB year 1976 Ferrari with its standard boxer engine 12 cylinders 5L or 512 BB years 1976,77,78,79,80 to 1981Ferrari with its standard V12 engine 5L or 412 year 1985 Ferrari with its standard V12 340 horse power engine.

The benefits of using chassis’s of the Ferrari V12 models is they all were designed with strong chassis’s and big V12 motors

The price for building a 2008 Reventon or 2007 Gallardo Superleggera or 2007 Gallardo Spyder or a 2007 Murcielago Top Gear kit on one of these Ferrari chassis’s is US$17,300.00 and the price of the donor Ferrari car varies approximately US$20,000.00 to US$50,000.00 according to availability. A complete turn key stage ready to drive away (the price will vary, but if we shop around for a donor car with the price tag of US$20,000.00) the completed turn key stage will cost US$40,300.00

Third option

Top Gear can also build the same kits (2008 Reventon, 2007 Gallardo Spyder, 2007 Gallardo Superleggera and 2007 Murcielago) on donor cars such as the Ferrari V8 version models: 308 GTB year 1975, 308 GTS year 1977, 208 GTB year 1982, 288 GTO years 1984,85 to 1986.

Ferrari GTB V8 engine Top Gear price to build a carbonfibre mixed with kevlar kit on these Ferrari model chassis’s is US$11,300.00 and the price of the donor Ferrari car varies approximately US$12,000.00 to US$50,000.00. If we find a donor car for US$12,000.00 then the completed turn key stage replica will cost $33,300.00.

Top Gear can build a carbonfibre mixed with kevlar replica kit of your choice a 2008 Reventon or a 2007 Gallardo Superleggera or 2007 Gallardo Spyder or a 2007 Murcielago on other donor cars chassis’s such as the Pontiac 11″ stretched Fiero chassis.

Pontiac Fiero donor car

or Volkswagen year 72 Type 3 models as donors

The Pontiac and Volkswagen chassis’s need modifying and strengthening. Also the Volkswagen chassis’s are stretched chassis’s to accommodate for Top Gear Carbon Copies kits. The price for building a kit on one of these donor cars will vary depending on the size of the motor, running gear, suspension and brake system that you choose.

For example Top Gear can assemble a complete drive away turn key stage kit of your choice like a 2008 Reventon or 2007 Gallardo Superleggera or 2007 Gallardo Spyder or a 2007 Murcielago with the matching exterior paint and interior upholstery on a Volkswagen 72 Fast Back model stretched chassis with a Porsche Boxster F 6 cylinder motor 2.7L with a 5 speed manual transmission for only US$22,000.00.

VW F4 engine

Pontiac Fiero

 Pontiac Fiero V6 engine 3.4L DOHC
Top Gear can also build a carbonfibre mixed with kevlar kit of your choice like a 2008 Reventon or 2007 Gallardo Superleggera or 2007 Gallardo Spyder or a 2007 Murcielago on a Pontiac Fiero chassis. The price of this project is determined by the availability of the donor Pontiac Fiero car (original 1985 to 87 Pontiac Fiero has a V6 engine) and the type of motor, running gear, suspension and brake system you choose

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