Hi, Looking into options for a mid engine sandrail project. Will be driven mostly on very curvy, tiny roads. Literally you can go an hour without being able to get up to 60mph. Think Corsica WRC. So, building a tiny car more suited to these roads, I am wondering if I should be looking into the 1.2 TDI remapped because of the torque specs. Rally style driving demands torque, low down. The weight is comparable, plus I'd like to keep it all vag. I'd like to hear from people who know the engine. Maybe it sucks.
(Round about specs, don't jump on me.)
Stock 1.2 TDI
140nm tq @ 1800 rpm
Weight 220 lbs
Remapped 1.2 TDI
195nm tq @1700 rpm
110 Nm tq at 8000 rpm
160-190hp @ 11-12k rpm
Weight 150 lbs w/transmission
BUT, there is the weight of the 1.2 tdi transmission to consider. And I can't find the numbers anywhere yet.
I'm leaning towards the gsxr because it is less complicated, and the whole bike weighs about as much as I am guessing for the 1.2 engine & transmission.