I have a track car. Apparently that's already worth a debate.
It is a ferrari. That appears to be even more foolish.
It started as a road car. That's apparently plain stupid.
I crashed it one's. That is stupid (
however most of the reaction are based on money and cost. Nobody talks about the fun of owning/building/driving. I'm not a money guy. I cannot afford buying a very costly to drive challange car. However I could afford a near dead 308 as a starting point
And than the fun began.
rebuilding suspension, figuring out the best bang for the buck for track use. the challange of replacing the brakes by a partly F360 setup. Actually making bodypats to save weight ( my doors are 6Kg compared to the stock 37). Replacing all glass, stripping the car to a bare minimum ( I removed over 250 kg all together
Increase power by adding a turbo ( yes i did...) seeing an increas in power to just under 300bhp
Looking for the right wheels, the right tires, locating a FIA compliant rollcage ( try it for a 308)
Yes i could have done this all with a miata or BMW, yes laptimes probably would have been better. Yes, after the crash i would have simply bought a new one. The fun would not be there....
But, for crying out loud, we supposed to be Ferrari enthousiast!! Why do we buy ferrari's ( espacially a new one with a 5 year depreciation that could buy you a nice house in spain)
I always thought because we do love the brand, we want to be part of the myth.
All this rational talk about a ferrari track car and cost does not give me the feeling I'm stupid but it does give me the feeling that most of you are passionate on paper only.
just my 2ct and not intended to hurt anybody