Yhea Moti !!!That`s the way of thinking
There`s so much you can do it`s a perfect class for a car builder/designer... The Aero is not as much of a concern as A-mod... Lets just hope that the rule makers keep out of screwing things for the next few years...
I just read that the new Audi 1.8 Turbo for the William F2 makes 400HP at around 8700RPM, and has been tested for 24H runs. Because the new F2 has a serious budget cap, it`s not full of exotic pieces... This convinces me that 280-300 HP is achievable out of a 1.3-1.4L turbo D-mod motor... Actually my Solo 2 buddy has been preaching this to me for the last 6 months...
I`m still surpised that nobody is running Full aluminium suspension ( uprights, A-Arms, Bellcrank etc.) and swiss cheese scallops disc made out of aluminium of course, the rules don`t allow anything lighter... I mean it`s Solo 2 for crying out load, you ain't gonna run more than 1 hour or two a year... Technically you should trow away those pieces anyway at the end of the year... Build the car for 90 sec runs not the 24H of LeMans... I wouldn't use a Locost chassis, but go down to the Lotus 7... Smaller the chassis, smaller the car can be and ligther. I don`t know what I was thinking when I started my locost back in 2006 ( it was suppose to be for solo 2)... The pinto spindle, were not the correct choice, too big, too heavy, nor going to a solid axle at the back... Neither is having 2 seats...
Yhea I`m still a Solo 2 guys at heart, this as the reason I started my build, but the local scene is pretty much dismal, and keeps getting worst every year and I drifted away, both myself and my build from Solo 2.
I`m going down to Lincoln this year... It`s more of a road trip than going to compete... 2 guys, 1 STS CRX, 22Hrs from Montreal to Lincoln, plenty of RedBull and Beef Jerky, nope were are not towing, it should be interesting
I have to admitt that a Turbo 1.3 L D-mod is one heck of a challenge, plus it would be in the opposite direction of the current thinking.