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      11-05-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
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Some shots from a visit to Prodrive today.

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Some amazing cars. Thanks for the pics.
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Fantastic pics. Thank you for sharing.
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Look's like you had a good day out, Cracking pic's
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Great pics. Must have been a great day out.
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Cracking pictures, Prodrive are one of our customers I'm going for a visit in a couple of weeks which I'm really looking forward to, I've been promised a trip round the test track as well
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Looks great Matt, thanks for sharing!
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Cracking pictures, Prodrive are one of our customers I'm going for a visit in a couple of weeks which I'm really looking forward to, I've been promised a trip round the test track as well
nice!!!...i want a job like this!....
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Top pics Matt. I drove past there twice last week and always wonder what delights are inside!
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Cracking pictures, Prodrive are one of our customers I'm going for a visit in a couple of weeks which I'm really looking forward to, I've been promised a trip round the test track as well
I've driven the track and been on the skid pan and handling circuit. Good fun, you'll enjoy it!
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Great pics.

Any more of the m3s and rothmans scrs?

Interesting to see the calipers on one car have stick on thermometers - what are these used for - detecting abnormal running on the stages, or just for r&d?

Seems tHe mini chassis has some factory panels but you'd have guess it's probably 60% new build.
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Great pics.

Any more of the m3s and rothmans scrs?

Interesting to see the calipers on one car have stick on thermometers - what are these used for - detecting abnormal running on the stages, or just for r&d?

Seems tHe mini chassis has some factory panels but you'd have guess it's probably 60% new build.{
No more pics of the M3 / SCRS - no external flash and didn't have the tripod with me.

The amount of work that goes into producing the Mini is amazing. They do keep a reasonable amount of the car, but the rear quarter panels and boot floor are replaced. The transmission tunnnel is completely cutaway and replaced and obviously there is quite a bit of work forward of the firewall. The rollcage is completely integrated into the design, providing strength, but also mounting for stuff like the steering column.

Attention to detail is amazing too. They even remove all of the plastic shroud from the headlights to leave a bulb and reflector alone. Perspex windows with ventilation ports, but only because that's a legal requirement.

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Cracking pictures, Prodrive are one of our customers I'm going for a visit in a couple of weeks which I'm really looking forward to, I've been promised a trip round the test track as well
You will have an amazing time. Jackie who conducts the tours is a fountain of knowledge of all things that Prodrive has done, as well as being a complete petrolhead and thoroughly nice person.
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