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What car to replace MK Indy?
lewis - 14/4/18 at 07:35 PM

Took a deposit on my MK Indy today...very hard decision to move on & a lot of me in the car but hey, what car to buy to replace? Budget of 15-20k ( would rather closer to 15k) but would spend for the right car, car would be used for weekends/trackdays etc & would be my second car so could consider anything really but has to be road legal been looking at Ginetta G40s maybe Elise? Any recommendations please.


Daf - 14/4/18 at 07:56 PM

Porsche cayman s? Very very capable car!


Ugg10 - 14/4/18 at 08:59 PM

I do like to look of the g40, and if you are lucky you could bag the version with the sequential box and 1.8 engine. Not the best time of year to buy ex-race cars though, would be better at the end of the season.

https://racecarsdirect.com/Advert/Details/90994/ginetta-g40-gt5-challenge-car

Leaves budget to upgrade the engine a bit or even drop in a 2.0l lump or if needed to get it through IVA.

The Elise to go for if in budget would be the mk2 111r for me.

At the more practical end there is the z4m, cayman and 235i.

Or put most of the budget in the bank and get something like the Clio 182 cup/trophy, 90% of the fun for 30% of the budget.

Obvious choice would be a cateringvan, whatever you get you will get your money back in a few years time, r300 possibly?

[Edited on 14/4/18 by Ugg10]

[Edited on 14/4/18 by Ugg10]


zx12r dug - 14/4/18 at 10:01 PM

Noble m12 or atom


TRX - 15/4/18 at 04:05 AM

Sylva/whoever Riot.


OliilO - 15/4/18 at 02:39 PM

quote:
Originally posted by zx12r dug
Noble m12 or atom


I'm pretty sure you won't find a M12 for 15-20k!


What about a S1 Elise with a supercharged K20 swap, or 2.0TFSI? Although again that might be top end/over budget.


Ugg10 - 15/4/18 at 04:18 PM

Forgot one - vx220 turbo!

Get it chipped to 240hp, should be rapid enough and pretty reliable, Elise on steroids.

[Edited on 15/4/18 by Ugg10]


lewis - 15/4/18 at 04:29 PM

Some great choices thanks all....keep them coming & watch this space.


steve m - 15/4/18 at 04:40 PM

If I had to replace my 7, it would be an elise that filled my garage, unless I won the lottery, then I would have an elise for fun, an e-type for show, and a P1 for the track

so looks like ill keep my little 7 then


ReMan - 15/4/18 at 06:31 PM

Porsche, if you've not had one


nick205 - 16/4/18 at 10:24 AM

Do you want to just buy a ready to go car or do you want to build another?


lewis - 16/4/18 at 01:30 PM

Not build but happy to get something that needs some work.


skippad - 16/4/18 at 01:54 PM

i went from a Kawasaki 1400zzr Indy to a Supercharged Vx220....
Indy was a great Track tool, point and squirt back lane racer...
but vx220 is less weather dependemt... as fast as the Indy and so much fun


nick205 - 16/4/18 at 02:12 PM

My choice would be an Elise as being a bit less weather dependent, fast and fun to drive. Work colleague had one and I must say I really rather liked it.


sebastiaan - 16/4/18 at 03:33 PM

Elise indeed or if you maybe also consider a classic Alfa/BMW? But only if you can deal with the inevitable rust. Something close to the Alfaholics GTA-R's can be replicated on a Giulia Saloon or even Spider platform with not too much outlay. 2002's are pretty cool to drive as well after some "massaging".


loggyboy - 16/4/18 at 04:01 PM

M3? gutted that I have no intention to track mine, would be a riot.


loggyboy - 16/4/18 at 04:15 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Ugg10
Or put most of the budget in the bank and get something like the Clio 182 cup/trophy, 90% of the fun for 30% of the budget.


10% of the budget


jossey - 16/4/18 at 06:10 PM

Best fun I had on a trackday was in a saxo vts. Cos I'm not worried about the 3k rebuild of the engine or smashing it. Was amazing fun round blyton. Don't get me wrong it wouldn't be that good on long tracks but who cares lol

I've sold my westfield and I'm getting a radical next. Preferably road legal so I can test on road but not essential. A club sport is about my budget.


loggyboy - 16/4/18 at 09:49 PM

quote:
Originally posted by jossey
Don't get me wrong it wouldn't be that good on long tracks but who cares lol.


I thought that about my clio before i took it to silverstone, but was very little i had to move over for. One of my favourite tracks. Been back 3 times.

[Edited on 16-4-18 by loggyboy]


mark chandler - 16/4/18 at 10:23 PM

I sprint my DB7, usually faster than Clio cups and it's going up in value at more than 1000 a year so pays for itself.

I have tracked it once, actually pretty good considering but to scared of getting hit so knocked that on the head.


jossey - 17/4/18 at 11:23 AM

quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
quote:
Originally posted by jossey
Don't get me wrong it wouldn't be that good on long tracks but who cares lol.


I thought that about my clio before i took it to silverstone, but was very little i had to move over for. One of my favourite tracks. Been back 3 times.

[Edited on 16-4-18 by loggyboy]



I stand corrected. I might get one on my return from holiday until I find. My next car.

DJ