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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-11-2018, 07:35 AM
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The proposed changes will take effect in 2018 if approved by the SEB.

Who's going to be the first to campaign an S240 in SS?
So on paper the choice between the early 07 S and the S240 is kinda hard. The early car is lighter and comes with 6.5" front wheels vs the S240 that comes with 6" front wheels.

Ugh, why did Lotus shrink the front wheels? So, which is worth more time on course: .5" of front wheel or 20hp.
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Exige S260 w/ LSD option i think would be most competitive.
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Exige S260 w/ LSD option i think would be most competitive.
It would be if it was legal. Only the S240 and 07 S are legal for SS class. The S260 is excluded.
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Last August I requested that the wording be changed to exclude only the "S260 Sport" (SCCA letter #22258). It was not approved in the September Fastrack.
So I get to run SSP with a stock S260 for another year. That makes an noncompetitive car with and noncompetitive driver. Not a good combination.
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On the bright side, it's better than a competitive driver stuck with an awesome non-competitive car.
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So on paper the choice between the early 07 S and the S240 is kinda hard. The early car is lighter and comes with 6.5" front wheels vs the S240 that comes with 6" front wheels.

Ugh, why did Lotus shrink the front wheels? So, which is worth more time on course: .5" of front wheel or 20hp.
... didn't know the S240 came with 6" wide front wheels. That's a shame.

Lotus really hamstrung the front grip of the S2 eliges.

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I saw the rules listSCCA has and its the primary reason I have always stayed awy. They regulate just about everything except tire pressure. Can't just arrive and have some fun as an amateur.

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Last August I requested that the wording be changed to exclude only the "S260 Sport" (SCCA letter #22258). It was not approved in the September Fastrack.
So I get to run SSP with a stock S260 for another year. That makes an noncompetitive car with and noncompetitive driver. Not a good combination.
Time to enjoy it on a road course!

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I saw the rules listSCCA has and its the primary reason I have always stayed awy. They regulate just about everything except tire pressure. Can't just arrive and have some fun as an amateur.
You can totally just arrive as a novice and have plenty of fun. Our region has a novice class with instructors and all. The rules are there because when people choose to become competitive (and many decide not to ever), they will push the rules to the last degree. People are very creative.

I think you have a misunderstanding of auto-x.
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Time to enjoy it on a road course!
I'm too old to change.
I've been autocrossing a Europa TC since 1974. The Exige replaced the Europa when parts got harder to find.
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