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imsa st162

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by 5keptic, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. 5keptic

    5keptic Guest

  2. lone wolf

    lone wolf Well-Known Member Donated!

    omg, if only I had the cash for this !
  3. racerb

    racerb Well-Known Member

    I would buy it, but it's more than the house we're buying in March, the Wife would divorce me!

    racerb :drool5 :sad5
  4. lone wolf

    lone wolf Well-Known Member Donated!

    wouldn't it be worth it then?? :biggrin
  5. racerb

    racerb Well-Known Member

    Don't get me wrong, my wife is into cars as much as I am, she worked Pit/Grid and Start at most of my races. But I've been promising her a new house for way too long and that really needs to happen first, I'll build my Celica soon after when the money isn't so tight!

    racerb :sad
  6. scottjackson1209

    scottjackson1209 Well-Known Member Donated!

    WANT!!! did anyone else notice that the alternator is driven by the rear axle??? Did they mount the engine in the rear on this car? I can't see the engine anywhere!!!
  7. racerb

    racerb Well-Known Member

    It's an in-line 4 turbo driving a rear mounted differential, front mounted engine mostly behind the front hubs, turbo mounted out ahead of the engine. Most rear drive front engine super sports cars, Corvette, Porsche 928, and some Ferraris have a similar setup for better weight distribution. Oh and driving the alternator off a drive axel or drive shaft is pretty common on purpose built racecars, NASCAR cars use the drive shaft, takes one more power robbing item away from the engine.

    racerb :cool:
  8. lone wolf

    lone wolf Well-Known Member Donated!

  9. celica_gt-i

    celica_gt-i Well-Known Member

    Must be a blast to drive around a track :drool
  10. Mafix

    Mafix Owner Staff Member Administrator Donated!

    that one looks to be one of the 4ggt powered ones. i drive to fast in my slow car. i don't need something this chaotic. want yes....need no.
  11. lone wolf

    lone wolf Well-Known Member Donated!

    Sold for $242,000

    didn't realize willy had that kind of money ! :)
  12. racerb

    racerb Well-Known Member

    I wonder what kind of money it might have brought at Barrett Jackson? Seems a little low for this much history and over the top engineering in it's day. We were just starting to see radial race tires at that same time in Regional/National road racing, as Hoosier was still selling bias ply Dirt Stockers and Yokohama had just introduced the radial A001R.

    racerb :science2

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