t44 as track car?

John Karasaki johkar at teleport.com
Thu Jan 27 21:26:25 EST 2005

I have to agree with all the comments stated so far.  I use to have a 5ktqw 
that I would track regularly.  The nice thing about the avant is that I 
could take a set of race wheels/tires, jack, tools, etc. to the track with 
plenty of room to spare inside the car!

I'll add another extremely cost effective, fast and fun car to the list as 
well.  That would be a Spec Miata.  I race one in SCCA locally.  Those can 
be had in the off season for less than $10k, are extremely easy to fix, and 
handle better than MOST out there.  If you need more grunt, and need to 
drive it on the street, opt for a rollbar instead of a cage, and use the 
money you save to bolt on a turbo!

The main point is to get on the track!  You'll learn and have fun in 
anything you take and drive there.


At 01:25 PM 1/24/05 -0500, Ingo Rautenberg wrote:
>I couldn't agree more.  Smooth driving at the track (and otherwise, I might
>add) is paramount.  Granted, the type 44 chassis cars, including the '91
>200q20v, which shares the same wheelbase as the 4C V8, are pgis compared
>with the newer A4/S4 cars.  However, the 200q20v is lighter and less
>pig-like than the UrS4/S6 cars IMO, though the chassis are far less stiff.
>These cars do prefer wider turns like at at Road America or Brainerd
>International, etc.  No, they're not ideally suited as track cars (few
>road-going cars excelling at highway cruising really are).  So I also have
>to agree with Taka.  One of the best track cars out there for the $$ is a
>944 or 944 turbo.  Not too bad for the road, either ;-)
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