Palatov DP4 Track Car

Discussion in 'Tracking & Driver Education' started by b-mak, Mar 9, 2012.

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  1. b-mak

    b-mak F1 Veteran

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

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5yoRyp7WBE[/ame]
     
  2. GuyIncognito

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  3. b-mak

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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.
     
  4. GuyIncognito

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    :(
     
  5. b-mak

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    Sorry, but that's why they pay me the big bucks. It'll be worth it, though.
     
  6. GuyIncognito

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    wait, what? they pay you?!?!?!

    now I really has a sad.
     
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  8. b-mak

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    This ain't a volunteer deal.
     
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    :)
     
  10. DCNSX

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    #9 DCNSX, Mar 21, 2012
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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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  12. k wright

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    "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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  13. b-mak

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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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    I wonder how the rwd setup compares performance wise to a leading FSAE car.
     
  16. BT

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    He should do a short wheelbase version...
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  17. b-mak

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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...
     
  18. ProCoach

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    Hahaha! Found that out on SimRaceway!
     
  19. mousecatcher

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    At Sears? For some reason I thought you were South East. (Or do they just call that South.)
     
  20. ProCoach

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    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.
     
  21. Zarathustra

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    Dennis is an interesting fellow. I met him many years ago and I’m 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.
     
  22. b-mak

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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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