Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
6/19/12 3:11 p.m.

One of the immutable laws of physics is that it takes force to accelerate mass. Whether you’re barreling down the drag strip, gunning it off an apex, or screeching to a halt, mass determines how much force you’ll need to get the job done. Reducing a car’s weight pays dividends in handling, acceleration and braking—as well as enhancing tire and brake life.
Want to make maximum power? A vital ingredient is getting the car down to minimum weight—whether that number is dictated by class rules or sheer functionality. Here are 10 steps for doing just that.

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