I'm looking into getting a track day car atm, torn between an RX8 and an old Scooby. Don't want to spend too much though, cos i'll be tearing half of it out.
An RX8 with some issues is about Â£1000, so I'm looking into how easy it is to fix 'em. If it's pretty simple fine, but if it's measurable in acres I'll likely give it a miss.
Does anyone think there is a similarity in the design of the new Viper, and Corvette Stingray?
They both look a bit similar to me... not that that's bad in the matter.
Fernin said:Viper: Rounded lines, muscular but still svelte. Very smooth, almost wind swept. http://stwot.motortrend.com/files/20...k-1024x640.jpg
Corvette: Sharp lines angular lines, aggressive angles. Jagged, almost looks like it's been cut out of stone. http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-20...-1920x1440.jpg
And I had to redo a lot of the wiring. They previous owners got a little creative with the wiring. There were all these extra wires coming off the battery and other wires coming out from the dash control panel connected a goddamn house light switch!
RX8s use rotary engines, anything serious goes wrong you need to replace the whole engine.
@JamesB: Then you have never seen a rotary truly, and utterly fail. Heat cracking of the rotor housing for one and the stationary gears loosing teeth for another are both about on par with thrown rods in degree of occurrence and severity of engine damage. And of course, the major weak point of rotaries being the apex seals which which if lost can cause horrific engine damage. So yes, in a rotary, if something fails, you loose pretty much the whole engine since one way or another the housing is almost sure to be damaged.
A rotary is no more invicnible or bulletproof than a Chevy 350 or Ford 427. Those later two also often producing more power per meter of fuel (as in amount, not distance, you wouldn't believe how often I have to specify that) consumed than any rotary. I like rotaries as much as the next gear head, they make a cool noise and are novel as an option beside piston engines, but it's annoying as hell how some fans of them act like they're the second coming of automotive jesus.
Who pissed in your cornflakes this morning?@JamesB: Then you have never seen a rotary truly, and utterly fail.