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Old 03-02-03, 01:09 PM
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How's this for an open track car?

Check out the new Diaso D962R. The R stands for Rotary!
http://www.diasio.com/

Will also take a 13B with turbo. 1000lb track monster.

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Old 03-03-03, 07:05 PM
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Why open track it when you can get the homologated version for a few hundred bucks more and go race it in CSR?

Personally, I think it's butt *** ugly..

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Old 03-06-03, 02:12 PM
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just needs a sweet paint job.. id paint it black and drive it on the streets
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so it's basically a fromula mazda with a body...

(12 vs 13b, but you get the point..)
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Originally posted by rx7gslse
so it's basically a fromula mazda with a body...

(12 vs 13b, but you get the point..)
NO The D962R has NO relation to a Formula MAZDA - It is a Unique breed of TUBULAR SPACEFAME Chassied RACE Car designed to look like a 3/4 size Porsche 962 IMSA GTP Car.
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Old 03-06-03, 07:17 PM
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There is no similiarity between that and a star mazda
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Old 03-07-03, 02:21 AM
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It just needs a 792R or 787B body But honestly I would have to agree with Paul, spend the extra money so you could race in CSR.
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The D62 chassis is built by Dave Klem of Fabcar. Motor is built by Rotorsports Racing. Chris Diasio will be testing his D962R in a few weeks @ Putnam Park www.putnampark.com

For comparison, the fastest club racing sports cars turn 1:18 to 1:19 laps @ Putnam Park. The 1100-cc Yamaha powered D962 (non rotary) turned 1:13s to 1:14s. The D962R should turn 1:11s to 1:12s (Chris or Rick Diasio driving--they own the track...literally).

I pitched the idea of running a Mazda 787B body. Chris asked me to throw $100,000 at him, and he'd be glad to re-body the chassis for me LOL

FWIW, Chris' customers aren't really interested in wheel-to-wheel racing. Most have high-end sports car that they were tracking. Instead of tearing up their Vipers, NSXes, etc. they opted for a much faster, lighter track car.

The D962R is price point competitive @ $55,000 for as much performance potential as you get with that car (the sequential shifter's the sh*t!)! No production sports can hope to keep up with 1100 lbs and 250 hp. Just not possible from a physics standpoint.

The sweet part of those of us in Indiana, is that we can store our D962Rs at the track garage. During Putnam Park track days, you show up, have fun. There's full tech support too I think Chris also goes through a leasing company to rent the D962R for track days.

If I had the scratch, I'd sign up for a D962R!!!


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Old 03-07-03, 09:02 AM
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Here's another competitor in that class.

Radical Sports Cars

Uses Kawasaki or Suzuki power. I prefer the open top, but it would be cool to have a PP 13b in there.

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Old 03-07-03, 04:20 PM
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Yeah that's a sweet one. The Radical is the D962R's MAIN competitor...
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