Detailed interior specifications for the NW3S drag racecar

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NW3S Drag Racecar
Specifications and Details

NW3S SLAYER Drag Car, 3000GT racing VR4
Paint and Body Engine Drivetrain Fuel System
Wheels and Brakes Electronics Suspension Fluids
Interior Comm and Fire Control Parachute Nitrous

The entire interior of the car was gutted out. This was one of the first stages of building the car.

Many things were just not needed for a drag car nor was the extra weight wanted. So out it all came except a few things relevant to our goals.
All fabrication and installation was done in house by us.

Pictured on the right is the car in the rollcage install phase after being gutted out.

More photos on the rollcage install are at the paint/body details page.

Gutted 3000GT interior and rollcage preliminary installation

mock up of the dash in the 3000GT race car

Getting the lightweight dash and center console mocked up for fabrication.

We had considered numerous options for redesigning the dash to fit our needs. From sheet metal (common) to fiberglas / composite (more labor).

We decided upon ABS plastic. Years later we are glad of the decision. Very light, inexpensive, and easy to replace or re-design when making changes.

After a learning curve on the temperature requirements for bending and other material fabrication tricks we now can fabricate up a needed panel quickly and to very high tolerances.

test fitting for fabrication of NW3S VR4 racecar dash

final install of main dash panels in the 3000GT Here is installing some of the fabricated ABS panels in the 3000GT. The flooring we put down is similar to truck bed lining material for heat protection and also helps with sound a little bit but still lightweight. So it is like a hard rubber coating but not too thick. center console design in the NW3S race car

Top also has an ABS addon for our needs. You can see the 2nd LCD screen here (see electronics page for LCD screen information) too. Pictured is the manual parachute lever system.   roof of the 3000GT and the parachute release lever system

NHRA required safety net in the 3000GT race car

On the left is the NHRA required safety net.

On the right is shows the3000GT rear seating area with the CO2 and Halon tanks (fire suppression). The smaller tank/gauge in the far left of photo is the compressed gas system for the parachute launch system.

3000gt rear passenger area with compressed gas tanks

Interior video camera and mounts.

Shown is a GoPro camera in the center mount.
The mount also accomodates the SONY HD video camera we use.

Other go-pro mounts include the passenger side mirror and the roof of the car.

The smaller camera is a microsoft video cam that is linked in to the car PC system. For recording and/or as part of the telemetry system (live internet viewing from in the car!).

rear view of camera mounts

gopro video camera mounted inside the 3000gt

Microsoft PC video camera mounted inside the 3000GT

Some additional interior photos
showing the pin-style system in
the rollbar and the SFI drag
racing seat from Sparco










That's it for the interior even though this was a lengthy and labor intensive part of the build.
Much more of the inside can be seen in the other pages such as body and plaint or electronics.

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