Im looking for ideas for a track day car im looking at small hatch backs but im open to suggestions i would like something thats easy to modify the car wont be road legal but needs to be light so i can trailer it with my road car (it needs to be under 700kg) ive been looking at ford ka saxo vtr etc but there kerb weights are 800kg up and im not sure if its possable to take out a 100kg + so if theres anybody who has already done this and knows what the finished car weighed id love to hear from you.
thanks marco thats one i hadnt even thought off as i thought they would be to heavy
I would say an mx5 your have loads of fun and also learn the art of rwd while your at it.
i do like the mx5 but weight could be an issue as i wont to tow it with my road car has anyone ever weighed a stripped out one to see what they do weigh? rwd is a laugh
An MR2 is 1262kg standard - i'd imagine not far off an MX-5. Strip that down and it won't be too heavy at all
a mrk 1 is just blow 1000kg and a mrk 2 is 1100kg
there not quick but they are fun
i wonder if i could get am mk1 down to 700kg?
I reckon it could be possible mate - deffo if you lexan the glass, use carbon/kevlar and chop out all the not needed metal
i can feal a project coming on do you reckon fiberglass would be as light as kevlar? im thinking bonnet boot and doors and lexan or polycarbonate is easley availabe i really like the idea of a mx5
The problem is there not much to chop out once you get it stripped down the most ive seen is just below 800kg