Fact is that a properly prepared race car will nearly always be quicker round a circuit than it's road counterpartkshapiro said:At what level of modification would a Mini have to be at to keep up with a stock MINI "S" on your average sports car track...whattaya think???
Oh lets hope so or maybe not - I suspect that a heavily modified under-engineered car will fare far better on the race track than a slighlty modded over-engineered car -Viscount Charles said:I'd expect the JCW Challenge to move to Cooper S Works in due course - now that should be something really special!
This is the most important point so often Mr GTI Mk2 forgets that 10 years of technology means that his grandads bog std Focus will leave him for dead -
The design's just too old to compete with modern machinery unless heavily modified from standard.