We all sort of want one, A old miata, MR2, AE86 rolla. not because of how luxurios and smooth they are, but mainly becasue of there chassis. It wont be a daily, or even street legal for that matter, just flat out track built car. the whole idea is you can pick up a miata for $900, gut it out and throw in a LS1 all under 5k.
So I ask you, if you had one super cheap RWD car you could buy, what would you choose and what engine would you fit? and if you have one please share.
Ill start it off with these:
Toyota AE86 - I feel a typical toyota boosted engine would do
Nissan 180sx - black top, enough said.
BMW E30 - never looked into Bimmers, but a bored straight 6 seems to be the tradition
Mazda Miata early 90's - my favorite, if it were to me id probably go LS1
Toyota MR2 early 90's - second fave, mid engine layout makes me beg for a boosted VR6 3.2
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While not cheap in the sense that the op meant, a k20 swapped classic mini would be cheap compared to what it could compete with
Not RWD, but we sure did pass a lot of RWD guys.
About $4000 for the total build, cage, seat, engine and all. All from scratch.
just a 2.slo, but well tuned. Am faster than Miatas and e30's. Especially in the rain.
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THis thread went straight to go-karts...
I would much rather have a real car, or even a kit car so if i drove it on the streets there wouldnt stand out to much, not that it would be legal. but i would still rip it down my near by highway.
I found a crazy miata sr20det swap the other day and must say its a great build. using heavy boosted 4 bangs probably be better than running V8s do to weight.
944 Spec what?
Did it really take a full page before this was considered? SHAME! Miatas are great, but they're not the only game in town. $5k can get you a race-ready runner to join the racing poor for weekend battle.
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