Battle of trackday superiority! Which would you punish around the track?

Battle of trackday superiority! Which would you punish around the track?


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thedguy

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I would choose something cheap and slow, that way I won't die/go broke when I crash.

Same here. I'd go with something like a BMW 318is (e30), a non-turbo RX-7, or Miata. Likely I'd go with the RX-7. With a proper rebuild and very basic mods, it'll practically never break.
 

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I chose the F430, but If I had to choose a track car other than those 3, it would probably be an Exige or a TVR.
 

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I think the Ferrari is the better looking of the 3, and would be a blast around a track. The Lambo has the most "bling" factor, but that's about it for me. But if I had to choose based on which I would rather have just for the track, it's the Porsche for me. Awesome handling, and surely more reliable than the Italians.
 

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What kind of track are we talking about here? Something smooth like Laguna - Ferrari. Twisty, rough, with elevation changes - Porsche. If I was looking outside those listed - GT3RS. Contrary to what someone else said, it would spank the GT2 and hand Fiorano's finest back in overpriced Rosso chunks.
 

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Why is the GT2 up there? It's not even a track oriented car, it's just a blazing fast 911. Buttttt I'd go for the F430.

Errr.....its a GT3 with a couple of turbos strapped on. Hence if the GT3 is a track orientated car, so is the GT2. You must be thinking of the Turbo.
 

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Since this poll is about a car for the track - I voted for the Ferrari. I'm mightily convinced after seeing Tiff Needle's review of it on Fifth Gear.

I can't put into words how good I think the Porsche is and it would be painful to not have a go in one if I'm already lucky enough to have the Ferrari at my disposal.

To live with on a day to day basis, I'd have a regular F430 Spyder in red please :love:
 

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I'd have the F430 Scuderia. Faster than the Enzo around Ferraris test track really says it all =) I am more a Ferrari man than a Porsche man, that has a say in it too.. :)
 

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Depends on the track...

If it's a smooth, short, tight and twisty track the Ferrari will might have the edge. If it's an open track with a rough surface, lots of elevation chages and long uphill sections, like the Nordschleife the GT2 will have the edge. The GT2 has a very strong chassis, underpinnings and suspension parts, whereas Ferraris are known to be a bit fragile, also the GT2 has about 50% more torque, which toghether with the rear engine and the low point of gravity will pay dividence out of the corners. Like pointed out earlier in this tread: 7:31 for the GT2 speaks volumes...

The Gallardo will need a soaking wet track to get an advantage from the 4wd system.
 

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Yeh but you have to take a step up eventually. I couldn't stand driving the same car for 10 years track wise.

Thats why you go for some aftermarket parts :p Or upgraded to an FD rx-7 (with "reliability" mods) :D


Why is the GT2 up there? It's not even a track oriented car, it's just a blazing fast 911. Buttttt I'd go for the F430.

I thought it also had the 4wd system removed. I was always given the impression it was the more hardcore (read: racer oriented) version of the turbo.
 

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Based on my experience driving the 360CS, I'm going with the 430. Gotta love friends who let you track their toys for them :)

Steve
 

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I did choose the GT2 and stay by my choice, anyways here's Autocar's new review of the F430 Scuderia, the engine sounds fantastic, in real life it must just be heaven.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A12_sIup1nY[/youtube]
here's my pick the GT2 again by Autocar
[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=uaC14q6Z8S4[/youtube]
 

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GT3 RS, or an E30 M3, or a 190E Cosworth.

exactly what I was thinking...

if I had to choose between the three cars above it would be the GT2, but if I was buying a car for having fun on the track (and I don?t care which particularly scientific sort of track you people want to talk about), and I had all the money in the world, I would still go for a GT3RS... probably an orange one :mrgreen:

but for now I?m quite satisfied with my little MINI... <3
 
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