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Old 07-Jul-2009, 01:06 PM
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Teg Type R or an EF CRX!!
What! A front-wheel drive? Heaven forbid!

I quite like the idea of the Caterham as the ultimate amateur track-car; are they available within OP's budget?
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Old 07-Jul-2009, 01:17 PM
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Laugh all you want, but an original mini. Brilliant fun to drive.
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Old 07-Jul-2009, 01:27 PM
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If I did buy it, id keep it just for the track and strip it etc... so a UK plate is fine...
If that's the case I'd rather buy something that is already prepared for track. You will save yourself a lot of hassle and money.
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Old 07-Jul-2009, 01:54 PM
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If that's the case I'd rather buy something that is already prepared for track. You will save yourself a lot of hassle and money.


Yeah, theres a few on pistonheads but they are mad money
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Old 07-Jul-2009, 02:03 PM
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try racecarsdirect

i had a caterham style car for a while, your talking Ł6k for a savage yoke that will run rings around everything else on track. they break down and piss out oil alot though wouldn't fancy flipping one either
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They are cheaper than building one yourself.
And it does not necessarily have to be an m3. A well prepped car will be as good if not better than standard. Check out e30, than there is a load of alfas, volvos and mx5 for some rear wheel drive fun. And plenty of fwd hatches. This for example http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/934204.htm
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Old 07-Jul-2009, 02:28 PM
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Pure track use it'd have to be either something like a caterham (spelling?) or something quick and four wheel drive. Evo, impreza, skyline? Hell there is even a sierra cosworth track car on pistonheads for just under 5.
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Old 07-Jul-2009, 03:27 PM
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What! A front-wheel drive? Heaven forbid!

I quite like the idea of the Caterham as the ultimate amateur track-car; are they available within OP's budget?
What exactly is wrong with a FWD Larry??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbBytqJUm8U

As for buying a E36 M3, you would have to allow a couple of grand on brakes suspension to make it even remotely decent on track
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Old 07-Jul-2009, 03:59 PM
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What exactly is wrong with a FWD Larry??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbBytqJUm8U

As for buying a E36 M3, you would have to allow a couple of grand on brakes suspension to make it even remotely decent on track

Torque-steer and front wheels sharing drive and steering; I don't really have much experience with front wheel drive, to be honest, but any fwd I have driven have torque-steered unbelievably badly!

Front wheel drive is essentially a "packaging" compromise; for performance the rear wheel drive is better (evidence being the almost universal adoptation of rwd for racing cars).

My remark was partly in jest and I would agree with Eoin that a mini is good fun to drive.

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Old 07-Jul-2009, 04:21 PM
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I don't really have much experience with front wheel drive, to be honest
Enough said!!

Sean asked for opinions on a €5k trackday car for Mondello...not a money no object formula car.

€5k will get him a bog standard M3 that will chew up brakes and lurch around the corners. The same €5k would get him a number of proven FWD machines that would comfortably outperform a €5k M3
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