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View Poll Results: What's the best Trackday Car?
Radical SR3 Turbo 8 28.57%
Radical SR4 2 7.14%
Palmer Jaguar JP1 0 0%
Ariel Atom 11 39.29%
Catheram Seven R500 2 7.14%
Lotus Exige S2 2 7.14%
Lotus Elise 3 10.71%
Vauxhall VXR220 0 0%
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Old 01-26-2005, 11:12 AM
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Best Trackday Car

In your opinion, what's the best Trackday Car?

Radical SR3 Turbo
Radical SR4
Palmer Jaguar JP1
Ariel Atom 275
Catheram Seven R500
Lotus Exige S2
Lotus Elise
Vauxhall VXR220

...for me it's Radical SR3. Vote!
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Old 01-26-2005, 11:15 AM
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Ultima GTR should be on there
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Old 01-26-2005, 11:22 AM
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I'd be curious to hear more about the JP1. It sounds pretty reasonable on paper. You could probably do with a Westfield or two on there really. I'd probably go for the Atom. It's not necessarily the fastest, but not many of the others are as useable on the road.
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Old 01-26-2005, 01:21 PM
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Why is the R500 Caterham on there? It's not the top model any more, the CSR and the R500 Evolution both beat it. I'd vote for a CSR if it was up there.
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Old 01-26-2005, 01:32 PM
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Personally i would have a:
GTM Libra if i had to drive home.
Ariel Atom if i didn't.
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Old 01-26-2005, 02:55 PM
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Here's the low down on a few of them at least:clickey-click

SR3, XTR4, Atom, R500, JP1 and a Grinnall Scorpion 4 for good luck.

You could also add the Turner LMP to the list. A mix of SR3 and JP1.
Or Lotus 340R... That's the one I'd be inclined to go for.
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Old 01-26-2005, 03:31 PM
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I like the Westfield SEight because it is very fast and makes a very nice noise. I quite like the Caterham Blackbird with its 1.1 litre bike engine. If I had to use it every day, I'd be inclined to buy a S1 Exige.
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Old 01-26-2005, 04:08 PM
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I'm taking the Atom but it was a tough choice. I like the Jag JP1 and the Lotuses (Or would it bu Loti?) but the Atom was awesome on Top Gear.
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Old 01-26-2005, 05:00 PM
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I also like the Loti/Lotuses (hehe). But if I were building one for myself I'd get a 240z or a '65-66 Mustang
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Old 01-27-2005, 08:41 AM
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The Ariel Atom is the best track day car, no questions asked. But if you want to keep your face, there is no point buying one
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:14 AM
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The Radical is way better than the Atom and the Deronda is a close second and a little more practical than the Atom. The Atom's getting all the press because of Top Gear exposure - more than it merits in my opinion
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Old 01-27-2005, 01:28 PM
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I think the best trackday car is the Radical SR3 Turbo but, i'd rarther have a Lotus Exige S2 for track and road.
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