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Old 12 May 2021, 11:34 (Ref:4051237)   #211
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do we still keep up the charade of "cheapness" compared to a bespoke race car?
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Did anyone ever claim it to be cheaper than a bespoke race car?
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Did anyone ever claim it to be cheaper than a bespoke race car?
Yes, because entry price and running costs are fairly low. But crash damage will always be more labour intensive and expensive to fix than a bespoke racing chassis, which is the point of said.

I suspect some this year have found the running costs are higher than they suspected with engines and brakes proving to be needing more maintenance than estimated.

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Yes, because entry price and running costs are fairly low. But crash damage will always be more labour intensive and expensive to fix than a bespoke racing chassis, which is the point of said.
But it's touring car racing. They are supposed to be based on road cars. That's the whole point.

Otherwise you'd race Formula Ford / Formula Three / Formula Two / Formula One -- proper racing cars with the driver sitting on the floor, the engine in the right place (the middle) etc. Unfortunately many of these are spec series now, where you aren't allowed to build your own car anymore. Regardless Spectrum or anyone else can design a proper Formula Ford racing car however they want, without the compromises of a road car like needing to fit five people and their luggage!

This is Jack Brabham's Torana. It's a souped-up Torana road car full of compromises, it's not a proper racing car built from scratch to be a racing car with the engine and driver sitting as low as possible like his Brabham Formula One cars... Being a souped-up road car is the whole point of touring car racing!


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