The first of the pre-production body panels for the soon-to-be-launched Nash MVW3 arrived today at Nash Motorsport Engineering's premises in North Riding, Johannesburg.
Final shaping of the bodywork has been carried out by Garth Waberski and his team at DAW Racing in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, and, after exhaustive detailing smoothing, sanding, and polishing, a mould was taken from the resultant 'buck' following which the first glass-reinforced plastic panels were formed.
A white gel-coat finish has been chosen onto which a colour-coded graphics kit will be applied to give each car its individual character and appearance.
The first set of body panels will adorn the factory demonstrator example of the MVW3 and once the final fit of these panels to both the chassis and each other is tested and approved, series production of the five-piece body will commence.
Designed for ready access to the powertrain and suspension for both maintenance and repair, the panels will be secured by over-centre latches ensuring quick and easy removal of the single-piece front and rear bodywork.
Limiting production to a single colour gel-coat will ensure that in the event damage is sustained during racing, factory replacement panels will be readily available and inexpensive. This in turn will limit the cost and effort required to keep all the cars looking their best; adding to the joy of ownership.