Racing is an excellent way to enjoy heart-pounding excitement while making the most out of your current vehicle. One common hobby for do-it-yourself enthusiasts is to modify their car for the world of racing. What are some of the basic considerations to take into account?
Any car specifically intended to race will obviously need to be quite fast. Even the most high-powered engines can only go so far in terms of raw horsepower. One innovative means to circumvent this limitation is through the use of nitrous oxide. The intention of this compound is to help the existing fuel burn more efficiently. This will result in much higher fuel efficiency and a greater level of acceleration.
Not being able to properly control your vehicle can dramatically affect your lap times and cause undue wear to the tyres. Should you desire to keep the weight of the car down while enjoying a better sense of traction, it is wise to choose a custom-made spoiler. The aerodynamic qualities of a spoiler will cause the rear of the car to “hug” the track. Thus, you are able to experience greater levels of control during high speeds.
Any professional racer is well aware that safety should never be compromised for speed. The same concept holds true for the novice. You always should equip your vehicle with a number of safety features. A five-point racing harness is one of the most important items to purchase. Reinforced roll cages are also very common; critical if you are involved in an accident or if the vehicle spins out of control. A fire extinguisher should be close by. Finally, the correct tyres should be chosen in accordance with the track and the existing weather conditions.
Modifying your vehicle for racing is a fun and rewarding hobby. These are only a few examples of the interesting work that can be performed.