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    Dacia Logan Cup car

    Dacia, a Romanian car maker and subsidiary of Renault, released a new motorsports derivative named the Logan Cup was developed by Renault Sport Technologies. There will be three kits available; circuit, tarmac rally, and gravel rally trims to bring a racing focused vehicle that is accessible to as many people as possible by keeping the sale price and operating costs of the vehicle as low as possible. This is the most affordable racecar I know of. The circuit trim is easily the cheapest of the three trims because it lacks the additional hardware required for the rally versions but the price very small. There is a catch, the 1.6 liter engine pushes out about 90 horsepower in Cup trim so I wouldn't expect this to overtake any Volkswagen Polo GTi Cup cars at Imola or make huge gains on a Citroen Xsara rally car at Monte' Carlo but for the price, it does not get any better than this.

    Speaking of price, the reason why it is affordable is that the majority of the powertrain components are identical to the production car. So if something breaks you can go right down to your Dacia or Renault dealer to order and purchase replacement parts. Talk about handy.

    Circuit kit
    Circuit Kit price: Euro 3,960 excl.tax*
    Rally kit
    Rally Kit price: Euro 3,990 excl. tax*
    Gravel kit
    Dirt Rally Kit price: Euro 4,990 excl. tax*

    *Price excluding shipping costs (departure from Dieppe in Normandy, France)

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    Isn't that a standard Dacia Logan?

    Seriously, I'm not sure I'd be wanting to race one. They don't crash well for a modern car :
    http://www.euroncap.com/tests/dacia_logan_2005/221.aspx


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    I think this is a good concept. I am sure you can have a lot of fun, despite the badge etc. !

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    Man, the car cost 10.000 euros, what do you expect?
    We spend more on options around here ...

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    I think it is an awesome concept for people who want to race at a grassroots level. You get what you pay for.

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    so its FWD??

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    how does that work for the rally kit???

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    Modrocket_stereo said:
    I think it is an awesome concept for people who want to race at a grassroots level. You get what you pay for.


    Just get a 5-10 year old used car (whatever takes your fancy) strip it out, fit a roll-cage. Probably cost about the same, have more power and better standard safety. And you can choose something with RWD, say an old BMW. I wouldn't start with a brand new Logan. S'All. Just smacks to me of Renault trying to cast a halo on the brand.

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    All of the Junior Rally Championship cars are front wheel drive, like this Citroen C2-R2, and Suzuki Swift Super 1600. Both are great videos. One note... both cars are higher-tech rally cars than the Logan Cup.

    But everything is done for you. You could purchase a shoddy used Volkswagen GTi and build it from scratch and getting it working but this is out of the factory. You could say the samething against the 911 GT3: "Strip it out, fit a roll-cage. Probably cost about the same... why get a GT3?" Alright, that was highly absurd but I've heard similar arguements before; we all have.

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    I'm considering this or maybe an SLR conversion hmmm...

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    Also, with this car, it's easier to have many of the same and organize 'cup races'. Not so easy with 'rebuild oldies'.
    I know I would have a lot of fun driving with say 20 other guys on a track. Forget the badge, forget the FWD, just enjoy the fun. I don't think Renault is trying to cast halo on the brand by doing that. Nevertheless, if they do and if they succeed, good for them. But I like the initiative for what it is: a different entry level to motorsport (than say go-karts).

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    Man, I'd even register this for the 24 Hours Nurburgring! Hmm... maybe not considering that the car would be so slow that it endanger others and myself.

    "The Modrocket_Stereo Logan Cup car might make history as being one of the slowest car at the Nurburgring endurance event! Five hours into the race and the car has only done 15 laps!"

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    Yeah, and with this slow car, the 24hours may even last 48

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    It would need its own seperate race.

     
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