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Old 03-09-2012, 04:21 PM
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Palatov DP4 Track Car

I drove this thing yesterday. It's a wicked little beast.

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Old 03-09-2012, 04:23 PM
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would love to hear your impressions relative to this thread:

Does anyone have info on this race car?
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would love to hear your impressions relative to this thread:

Does anyone have info on this race car?
That's the D1 depicted in that thread. The D4 is rear drive only and I was surprised at how good it was for what is essentially a home-built track car. I have to save my driving impressions for my stories, unfortunately.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:13 PM
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That's the D1 depicted in that thread. The D4 is rear drive only and I was surprised at how good it was for what is essentially a home-built track car. I have to save my driving impressions for my stories, unfortunately.
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Sorry, but that's why they pay me the big bucks. It'll be worth it, though.
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Sorry, but that's why they pay me the big bucks. It'll be worth it, though.
wait, what? they pay you?!?!?!

now I really has a sad.
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wait, what? they pay you?!?!?!

now I really has a sad.
This ain't a volunteer deal.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:07 PM
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I've been following the development of this car for years. Initially Dennis was able to post everything up on the web, but a coupla years ago he stopped doing that- possibly at the request of his investors.

Glad to see he finally has a car!
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:26 PM
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That's the D1 depicted in that thread. The D4 is rear drive only and I was surprised at how good it was for what is essentially a home-built track car. I have to save my driving impressions for my stories, unfortunately.
"home-built track car", I give him way more credit than that. Lots of engineering in that car.

Look forward to reading your impression.

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"home-built track car", I give him way more credit than that. Lots of engineering in that car.

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My story's finally published in the latest issue of EVO. It's available in the UK and will be another couple of weeks before copies land in North America.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:34 PM
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I wonder how the rwd setup compares performance wise to a leading FSAE car.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:53 PM
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He should do a short wheelbase version...

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:28 PM
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He should do a short wheelbase version...

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The wheelbase wasn't a factor with the setup I drove.

The virtual version, on the other hand, was a power-on oversteer mother trucker of a car...
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The virtual version, on the other hand, was a power-on oversteer mother trucker of a car...
Hahaha! Found that out on SimRaceway!
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At Sears? For some reason I thought you were South East. (Or do they just call that South.)
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At Sears? For some reason I thought you were South East. (Or do they just call that South.)
b-mak is from the frozen tundra and he traveled to the drive the real thing.

Me? I am in the Southeast and sampled it virtually.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:24 PM
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Dennis is an interesting fellow. I met him many years ago and Iím probably partially responsible for over-infecting him with his tracking pathology. He used to show up at PIR with his BMW M coupe and I would give him rides in either my Stratos or F40. At that time he was doing well inventing electronic gadgets and writing software. Quite the self-made-man, and he proving it again by inventing these boutique track cars.

Specialty track cars have a rarified market. Without a racing class to realistically compete in, they are good intellectual projects and test beds for technology. I applaud his efforts.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:24 AM
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I should have mentioned this a couple of weeks ago, but the story is in EVO on news stands in North America currently. Pick up a copy and let me know what you think.
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