A Very Fast Autocross Course in our Project Mustang GT

https://www.youtube.com/embed/clYCxx_elDg

We had some fun with the Martin Sports Car Club at the Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park this past weekend in our project 2012 Mustang GT.

Special thanks to CorteX Racing, Steeda Autosports, BFGoodrich Tires, Motion Control Suspension, SCT Performance, MRT and Forgeline.

iceracer
iceracer PowerDork
6/16/16 6:30 p.m.

Now that is the kind of autocross course I like.

No getting lost in a sea of cones in a tiny parking lot.

fasted58
fasted58 UltimaDork
6/16/16 6:36 p.m.
iceracer wrote: Now that is the kind of autocross course I like. No getting lost in a sea of cones in a tiny parking lot.

Reminiscent of road course, if they did that around here I'd be in but otherwise cones ain't my bag.

Nice Mustang build too.

noddaz
noddaz SuperDork
6/16/16 7:31 p.m.

Nice run! And nice course...

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
6/16/16 7:52 p.m.

Ahhh, too bad we couldn't hear the engine after the first few seconds!

Woody
Woody MegaDork
6/16/16 8:16 p.m.

That's a nice course. I'd stand in the sun all day for that.

NOHOME
NOHOME PowerDork
6/16/16 8:33 p.m.

That is the first autocross course I can imagine getting myself through without getting lost. "Cone blind" is every bit as much of a reality as color blind.

That said, the odd time I do hit the autocross, I love doing monster spin-outs and murdering cones without having to go to jail, so it is still money well spent. Apologies to the cone chasers when I run.

Spoolpigeon
Spoolpigeon UberDork
6/16/16 8:50 p.m.

What an awesome venue!

The moving camera mount totally messes with my head though.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
6/16/16 11:01 p.m.
z31maniac wrote: Ahhh, too bad we couldn't hear the engine after the first few seconds!

Yeah, I gotta get a sock for it or put it inside or something. View is great from up there, though, and it's easy to reach. Sounds like crap once you;re moving, though. I'll figure something out. That car deserves to be heard.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
6/16/16 11:03 p.m.
Spoolpigeon wrote: What an awesome venue! The moving camera mount totally messes with my head though.

Mount is actually fixed. That's just the image stabilization trying to keep up with vibration and various forces. Looks like the whole thing is gimbal mounted, doesn't it? I really like the Garmin VIRB for a lot of reasons, but it does have a few downsides. The GPS is terrible for autocross type stuff. It's laggy, and can't resolve such sudden speed changes and direction changes well enough. On a road course it's MUC better, but in the tight confines of an autocross it's a bit overwhelmed.

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
6/17/16 7:43 a.m.

Reminds me of the Challenge course in 2003 and 2004. Made me pucker a few times.

bentwrench
bentwrench Dork
6/17/16 8:08 a.m.

Like the ford commercial, the microphone needs to be positioned next to the exhaust....

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