t44 as track car?
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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