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#1594308 - 15/02/2017 10:39 newbie approaching track days
hangar1138 Offline
Club member 1472
On a journey

Registered: 10/04/2008
Posts: 187
Loc: Italy, Reggio Emilia
hi friends,

I'm little afraid to take decision to go on a regular track for using in full safety my Coupè

I was in Modena last weekend here:

I m afraid because many people says that Fiat Coupe is a very fragile and delicate car and it's a bad idea to go with this car

This now stops me because the costs of a failure can be very heavy.

but I also find this video on youtube:

I think that the most sober place to have advice is this on the forum...

can you give me some hints ?

thanks guys


#1594310 - 15/02/2017 10:54 Re: newbie approaching track days [Re: hangar1138]
Countrycruising Offline
Club member 914
I AM a Coop

Registered: 12/09/2006
Posts: 13479
Loc: FCSS 01684 593187
Any car is fragile on circuit if you drive it like a loon so it really depends on how healthy the vehicle is and good preparation, tyres and brakes.
I personally think they're awesome on track, yes there are many other vehicles out there that can out accelerate and handle the Coupé but for me it's the enjoyment of pushing my track car to the limits like a big go-kart, and lets not forget that most are reaching 20 years old now so to chase down someone’s 100k super car and beat it on the straight is a very rewarding feeling smile

#1594357 - 15/02/2017 18:25 Re: newbie approaching track days [Re: hangar1138]
magooagain Offline
Club Member 259
Forum is my life

Registered: 22/10/2008
Posts: 6031
Loc: al man searching for fun and s...
I find the coupe is starting to get a lot of attention on track and more so in the pits.
It's now moving into middle age and a lot of people are interested in them after seeing them perform on track.
The coupe is a capable car on track,but it has its limits due to its weight on the front wheels mainly.

My track coupe is not everyone's cup of tea,but it still represents the model and create's interest.

A tuned track focused coupe is not a cheap track car choice.

But nearly all coupe owners that have had the chance to go on track with thier cars have enjoyed the expierience .

#1594501 - 17/02/2017 17:56 Re: newbie approaching track days [Re: hangar1138]
knight7660 Offline
Competition Level

Registered: 16/12/2007
Posts: 2170
Loc: Windsor/ Reading
As what has been said above, Yes there are better handling cars out there etc but over the last 2 years I've seen a massive increase of people coming up to me in the pits asking questions and saying how well and nice they go around the track. Don't get me wrong mine is a little way from a standard Coupe but not a track focused one either.

alongs if you have done all the pre track day checks and take it easy then just enjoy it
LE53 (452BHp & 389ftlb's with Quaife)
Wine red VIS FOOFY
Audi RS4 B7

#1594754 - 21/02/2017 10:04 Re: newbie approaching track days [Re: hangar1138]
mootch Offline
Club member 1587

Registered: 08/10/2010
Posts: 30
Loc: anglesey
Hope you don't mind me jumping in on this thread, but I am preparing my coupe for tarmac stage rallying, OK, now stop laughing!!
I have done all the escorts, sunbeams, and cossie's etc, this is about fun and raising a few eyebrows.
I was wondering if you track lads could put up specs of your cars so us novice coupe owners can get the main points regarding handling etc, I have read the million posts on handling,lol, and there are some obvious ways to go, but if you guys could put up some info,ideas, even pics that would be absolutely priceless, cheers lads