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Old 04-02-2013, 06:59 PM
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Smart Future Track Day/AutoX Car Choice?

So I have been following a blog for a few years now where a guy who is a professional engineer progressed from buying regular cars and bikes to building a Westfield kit, then putting a V8 in an Ariel Atom, and ultimately to designing and building his own cars!

All of that is documented here: dp vehicle home

NOW, fast forward a few years and they have things in production and out in the wild including a win in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Unlimited Class 8o

He's up to 4 potential cars being produced. The main page for the company is here: http://www.palatov.com/index.htm

I have been looking at the D4...





Here is the Brochure: http://www.palatov.com/documents/D4_Brochure.pdf

Build your own kit without aero in 2wd form with a 1000cc GSXR motor that started like with 168hp in a <900lb car... looks like it could be turn key for less than $40K.... AND you can add other goodies a la carte later on!

Thoughts?

There is also always the soon to be coming D2... a 1,600lb, LSx powered, rear trans axle kit car... Its designed around the GM LS3 'e-Rod kit' so it can be made 50 state legal and potentially road registered...


 
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:44 PM
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This seems to becoming a big thing Top Gear UK did a show on buying a track car last year. I have seen a few on E-bay not sure this is similar to the above.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Titan-MK6C-Chassis-CSR-DSR-Race-Prep-R1-Motor-w-Body-Molds-/230953850832?pt=Race_Cars_Not_Street_Legal_&hash=item35c5ec17d0
 
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:54 PM
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The Titan and Cheetah have been around for a bit


Both are similar using moto engines in light weight race cars.

The D4 is kinda the new kid on the block :D
 
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I mean, its a cool idea, but I couldn't imagine owning something like that.

But then, I love driving on the street and am driven by aesthetics on many car related endeavors.
 
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