race car build for hire
Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:03 PM
needs to be a cheap base car of up to 3-4k, easy to get parts for, reliable, competitive and eligible for as many race series as possible
i have been thinking civic type r, pug 106,205,306 gti, clio 172/182, e36 bmw (which engine) mx5, mr2 etc
Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:22 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:19 PM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:25 AM
to be fair if you can get a crashed damged or cheap mrk 3 mx5 I would go with that
Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:08 PM
There are shed loads of suitable cars, but I would probably think something like a Civic would be good as there are lots of good bolt on options that you can fit for reasonable power increases as well as suspension upgrades and with your fabrication skills you can sort the shell to a high level that people will be happy to pay a price to hire that earns you a few quid, without being so steep that you don't get many bookings.
in fact, thinking whilst I type and have more of a look at it, I rockon the VW racing cup could also be a strong contender- 200bhp from a 1.8T dropped into a late model polo or similar that you can buy as cat C damaged may give you a good competitive car. With that engine you have the option of increasing the boost and adding ballast for places like Thruxton, or pulling weight to a complete minimum for Cadwell etc- that gives another tuning option aside from the normal suspension and tyre setup that could help your customers get better results, and therefore you a fuller order book.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:31 PM
more research is required on car choice and race series choice, but as said, a series where people arnt barging each other out the way would be a bonus to save body repairs every week!
Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:35 PM
i think a well prepped impreza/evo could be a good choice for a track day hire car. fully stripped with dedicated track setup they can be extremely quick circuit cars, easily tuned, and 4wd and very easy to drive, and hard to crash lol. could give people a good idea of a fast track car experience. and wont cost the earth to build.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:03 PM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:28 AM
the mk1 is very cheap to buy has some mindblowing handling when coupled with williams widetrack, although this can be done with R19 wishbones and 172 driveshaftes, and a good suspension setup. But i suppose the Mk2 shell is alright (im a mk2 hater! lol)
engine wise, the F4R from the newer Renault sport clio can be bought on the cheap and slots straight in 1 custom down pipe and it mates to the stock system.
combine the engine with DTH Throttle Bodies from Ktec racing, and your looking at a 220bhp car that weighs in at 790kgs.
Alternatively the F4RT (yes thats the actual code!) from the newer megane internals will fit into the clio f4r block and you then have a base for a 400bhp turbo charged engine.
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