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Daily sports car?

FullMotoJacket

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Personally it's not something I'd like to own, but I'm sure they're fun to drive.
The video plays to it's pluses perfectly. 5 minutes of drifting. To quote Brian - "all the bad things about a car, plus all the bad things about a motorcycle". If you want the (semi) open wheel experience of a Caterham, buy a Caterham. Or same but track only, a X-Bow. Much more refined and adept at the task.
 

mimico_polak

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The video plays to it's pluses perfectly. 5 minutes of drifting. To quote Brian - "all the bad things about a car, plus all the bad things about a motorcycle". If you want the (semi) open wheel experience of a Caterham, buy a Caterham. Or same but track only, a X-Bow. Much more refined and adept at the task.
Not only that....read the fine print at the start....400whp....whereas a stock one is approximately 170hp....big difference.
 

dieselxx

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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned some of the Ford hot hatches. Yes technically, not sports cars by definition. If you can get over it being a Ford, and don't have brand snobbery then they are good choices just like the Golf R and GTI.
I'm talking about the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, and RS. Fun as stink on the street, and get a few good laps in at the track too. I have a Focus ST 2014 which has been dead reliable, and an RS which was a hoot on the Cayuga track. Surprised me how fast that thing can take corners, and the lift off oversteer is intoxicating. Winter driving, no problem.

The bonus is they all come in manual only 🙂. Good luck finding one in stock form though. Others I'd consider as mentioned already. Type R, s2000, SI, 370z, g70 ( luxury though), stinger gt, mustang, Camaro,brz. A few mods and they are all fun cars without breaking the bank too much, let's be realistic.
 
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Evoex

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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned some of the Ford hot hatches. Yes technically, not sports cars by definition. If you can get over it being a Ford, and don't have brand snobbery then they are good choices just like the Golf R and GTI.
I'm talking about the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, and RS. Fun as stink on the street, and get a few good laps in at the track too. I have a Focus ST 2014 which has been dead reliable, and an RS which was a hoot on the Cayuga track. Surprised me how fast that thing can take corners, and the lift off oversteer is intoxicating. Winter driving, no problem.

The bonus is they all come in manual only 🙂. Good luck finding one in stock form though. Others I'd consider as mentioned already. Type R, s2000, SI, 370z, g70 ( luxury though), stinger gt, mustang, Camaro,brz. A few mods and they are all fun cars without breaking the bank too much, let's be realistic.
Likely because hot hatches are not sport cars, even if they will give most 'sporty' cars a run for their money on the track.

I like hot hatches.

However, i have a big beef with the Focus lineup. Namely that gas pedal that feels so cheap it will snap in half on heel-toe.
 

dieselxx

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Likely because hot hatches are not sport cars, even if they will give most 'sporty' cars a run for their money on the track.

I like hot hatches.

However, i have a big beef with the Focus lineup. Namely that gas pedal that feels so cheap it will snap in half on heel-toe.
Not sure how cheap the pedal feels, never noticed, but it does sit a bit too low for proper heel toe, that's why there is aftermarket pedal spacers lol. But the foot tunnel is small too.
 

Evoex

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Not sure how cheap the pedal feels, never noticed, but it does sit a bit too low for proper heel toe, that's why there is aftermarket pedal spacers lol. But the foot tunnel is small too.
try nudging it from the side with your foot, feels like a wet noodle. :cautious:
 

kwtoxman

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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned some of the Ford hot hatches. Yes technically, not sports cars by definition. If you can get over it being a Ford, and don't have brand snobbery then they are good choices just like the Golf R and GTI.
I'm talking about the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, and RS. Fun as stink on the street, and get a few good laps in at the track too. I have a Focus ST 2014 which has been dead reliable, and an RS which was a hoot on the Cayuga track. Surprised me how fast that thing can take corners, and the lift off oversteer is intoxicating. Winter driving, no problem.

The bonus is they all come in manual only 🙂. Good luck finding one in stock form though. Others I'd consider as mentioned already. Type R, s2000, SI, 370z, g70 ( luxury though), stinger gt, mustang, Camaro,brz. A few mods and they are all fun cars without breaking the bank too much, let's be realistic.
There nice cars for sure, though FWD which wasn't what the OP wanted. The RS is AWD, a wicked car... but out of the OP's price range. Plus the early models had engine issues with the wrong head gasket installed from new, sigh. Manufactured properly, I the RS is a great and a viable option to the Golf R and other hot compact AWD cars.
 

dieselxx

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There nice cars for sure, though FWD which wasn't what the OP wanted. The RS is AWD, a wicked car... but out of the OP's price range. Plus the early models had engine issues with the wrong head gasket installed from new, sigh. Manufactured properly, I the RS is a great and a viable option to the Golf R and other hot compact AWD cars.
I had my head gasket replaced I know 🤦🏻‍♂️ lol
 

Evoex

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I'm aware, I own an ST,RS. Just said that for those who feel that way. They are Ford's euro division that designs those cars.
You can tell based on the suspension that they are used to perfect roads. Felt like a damn pogo stick when i drove one,
 

dieselxx

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You can tell based on the suspension that they are used to perfect roads. Felt like a damn pogo stick when i drove one,
Lol yup. 2016, and 2017 models have the pogo especially in track mode. 2018 had revised dampers and it's somewhat smoother but still evident. I fixed most of the pogo with a small drop on Mountune springs.
 

unL33T

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Porsche 944. :p
 

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