GW 197 ex Michelin Road Cup Racer -> Track car/Sprints

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  1. A1axx

    A1axx Paid Member

    147
    Wiltshire
    Clio 197 Race Car
    So Sunday I spent a bit of time preparing the Clio for this Friday!

    First off my friend and I went to a meet in the cars, his is an MX-5 turbo with around 220 bhp.

    After comparing the two I was quite suprised they are very similar in performance, if anything the Clio was a little faster! So the work and weight loss has paid off a little.. Hard to say as I haven't weighed it but I estimate somewhere under 1200kg with 2 passangers!

    As for setup:

    I redone the geo, so here is the settings I am trying:

    ***********old:

    Front

    -2.7 Camber
    +1.5mm toe out per wheel

    Rear

    -1.8 Camber
    +4 mm toe out per wheel

    ************new:


    Front

    -2.7 Camber
    +1.5mm toe out per wheel

    Rear

    -2.3 Camber
    +2.6mm toe out per wheel

    clio av8 1.jpg mx5 av8.jpg
     
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  2. BenAG200

    BenAG200 Paid Member

    Looks so good mate. Take the car down to your local weigh bridge if you want an actual weight, I reckon it's a lot lighter than you think.
     
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  3. A1axx

    A1axx Paid Member

    147
    Wiltshire
    Clio 197 Race Car
    Yea guesstimated from the mx5 kerb weight +200 kg / its bhp multiplied by my bhp as they were quite matched! Rough as tits way to do it but the weight it gave was 1173 which seems realistic tbh! So would be about 1050 without fuel and passengers haha. Yea I need to pop down and check it out! I think its definitely the Clio is much lighter than I thought, MX-5 is a quick enough wee car!
     
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  4. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    RB R27#312 & an ///M
    Always good to hear the NA guys giving it to the FI guys! :thumb:
     
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  5. DrewHughes

    DrewHughes Paid Member

    5
    E46 M3
    Love this car!

    Looks great, cant wait to get mine all up and running.
     
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  6. A1axx

    A1axx Paid Member

    147
    Wiltshire
    Clio 197 Race Car
    SO buzzing now! Cant wait to go home and give it a check over and dust it off! I've only had time to clean the wheels since finishing it on sunday
     

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