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Thread: Is it possible to build a 996 cup car (possibly turbo) road registered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    they rally cup cars in europe so i assume there is some suspension trickery you can do to make it livable on rougher roads?
    i'd probably be using road car GT3 suspension if it's viable?
    There was an excellent article about the suspension differences between a GT3 & a Cup Car posted somewhere. Might even be in this thread. Thing I clearly remember is it didn't seem all that complicated to swap the bushes ect from one to the other.

    With the exception of not having to own a trailer or a tow vehicle there are very few advantages to a road registered race car and plenty of negatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    There was an excellent article about the suspension differences between a GT3 & a Cup Car posted somewhere. Might even be in this thread. Thing I clearly remember is it didn't seem all that complicated to swap the bushes ect from one to the other.

    With the exception of not having to own a trailer or a tow vehicle there are very few advantages to a road registered race car and plenty of negatives.
    This one:
    https://www.elephantracing.com/tech-...t3-comparison/
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Yep that be it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    There was an excellent article about the suspension differences between a GT3 & a Cup Car posted somewhere. Might even be in this thread. Thing I clearly remember is it didn't seem all that complicated to swap the bushes ect from one to the other.

    With the exception of not having to own a trailer or a tow vehicle there are very few advantages to a road registered race car and plenty of negatives.
    From my experience in owning racecars both road registered and not, its a lot more convenient with it road registered so you can shake the car down and ensure its running correctly before a track day or race weekend. There is nothing worse imo than going to the time and expense of getting to a track day and finding the car has issues.

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    Isn't that why you find a buy a house in a quiet neighbourhood?????

    Although, apparently 4 practice starts is the threshold before the neighbours arc up and call plod......

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    And dicking round with trailers/tow cars. Completely puts me off.

    Anyway, is this built yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    With the exception of not having to own a trailer or a tow vehicle there are very few advantages to a road registered race car and plenty of negatives.
    Yet there is also something strangely satisfying about driving something resembling a race car to the pub for a couple of frothies.

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