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    My kit car idea has been put on the back burner until I can afford to buy a full kit or a caterham

    So I want a summer track, so far I can think of a 328i or an MR2.

    I dont car about how the interior looks as it'll be getting stripped. I will probably keep road legal for ease so cant be anything written off or MOT fail.

    The plan will be to strip it orginal, then probably sink way to much money into to tinkering with it therefore if it can be increase in power cheaply even better.
    Originally posted by Dave
    Originally posted by Stephen Fry
    [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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    328I out of them 2

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    • #3
      Mr2, handles so well out of the box with no modifications should get a ok one for 1000

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      • #4
        |> Spec2 R33 Skyline GTS-T <|

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            He did say quickish, MR2s aren't exactly fast. My MX5 is around the same level in terms of 0-60, and it isn't quick but it is a lot of fun.

            It depends whether you want flat out acceleration/straight line speed or something with a bit more to it.

            The rawness of the MX5 and sitting low to the ground makes it feel like you're going faster than you actually are anyway lol.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by nibnob21 View Post
              He did say quickish, MR2s aren't exactly fast. My MX5 is around the same level in terms of 0-60, and it isn't quick but it is a lot of fun.

              It depends whether you want flat out acceleration/straight line speed or something with a bit more to it.

              The rawness of the MX5 and sitting low to the ground makes it feel like you're going faster than you actually are anyway lol.
              Mr2 straight line speed isnt exactly bad but show it corners and it will be quicker than most
              Re rawness mr2 is the same, got a screeming engine behind you and you sit on the floor too, it's awesome

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nibnob21 View Post
                He did say quickish, MR2s aren't exactly fast. My MX5 is around the same level in terms of 0-60, and it isn't quick but it is a lot of fun.

                It depends whether you want flat out acceleration/straight line speed or something with a bit more to it.

                The rawness of the MX5 and sitting low to the ground makes it feel like you're going faster than you actually are anyway lol.
                As dannyboy said, the handling characteristics mean you can carry so much speed through corners. I garuntee an MR2 will outperform an MX5 on track.
                |> Spec2 R33 Skyline GTS-T <|

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                • #9
                  I have the mr2 weight as a round 1,200kg? Is there took to lose a lot? Say to down to 900kg?

                  Also how much am I looking at for a turbo?

                  Onto the mx5, what's the power/weight like?
                  Originally posted by Dave
                  Originally posted by Stephen Fry
                  [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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                  • #10
                    MX5 is pretty light.

                    The early 1.6 like mine is 115bhp and weighs under a tonne.
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                    • #11
                      Fiver says you buy an mx5 Tim

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by nibnob21 View Post
                        MX5 is pretty light.

                        The early 1.6 like mine is 115bhp and weighs under a tonne.
                        Is there a more powerful version?

                        Originally posted by CorsaEdi View Post
                        Fiver says you buy an mx5 Tim
                        I quite like the look of them but they seem a bit under powered, I'm hoping for 200bhp per tonne
                        Originally posted by Dave
                        Originally posted by Stephen Fry
                        [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tim View Post
                            Is there a more powerful version?



                            I quite like the look of them but they seem a bit under powered, I'm hoping for 200bhp per tonne
                            There's a 1.8 but it weighs a little more. The bhp/tonne is about the same for both (~125).
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                            • #15
                              I'd go for a good condition MR2 N/A

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