kennardconnor20
kennardconnor20
4/16/20 11:31 p.m.

Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone has gone through the process of building an SCCA GT1 car?  I am looking to use a Triumph Spitfire as a base (have my own personal reasons for using this platform) with an electric powertrain that based on the current plans would put the power to weight ratio on par or above a GT1 car.  I am more than okay going through the homologation process especially as I am only in the planning stages of the project.  My main concern with running with GT1 will be that this was not a factory based configuration and I do not have the capabilities to get 3000 cars built if that is what is required.  Per the rules and previous discussions with fellow SCCA members it sounds like if I present the car it will be okay and I can still match up the car to be competitive in the class.  I more want to get a general consensus of what I needed to do.  Once I am further along the path I will reach out to the proper SCCA representatives to begin the full homologation process, but don't want to restrict my build to a class that I may ultimately not be able to run.

rodknock
rodknock Reader
4/17/20 4:54 a.m.

Not sure about the rules on homologation, but this guy was able to run a Falcon in GT1 because of some grandfather clause. I'm thinking it should be possible with a Spitfire as well. 

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/articles/bad-bird-gt-1-heavy-hitting-falcon-vintage-disguis/

Don49 (Forum Supporter)
Don49 (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/17/20 6:56 a.m.

Before you go any further, reach out to SCCA. The rules are very specific and if you build something that doesn't fit you may have a car that can't be used with SCCA. In particular, there is currently no provision for EV's.

TED_fiestaHP
TED_fiestaHP Reader
4/17/20 8:40 a.m.

  A spitfire is a better match for H production or maybe GTL.  You would use the original engine, with some modifications, pistons, cam and some other stuff.

kennardconnor20
kennardconnor20 New Reader
4/17/20 10:45 p.m.

In reply to TED_fiestaHP :

I've got another one currently being built that is going to end up in GTL.  I have got another frame/body though that I have been toying with going absolutely insane on, hence the Electric build.

In reply to Don49 :

Will probably reach out to SCCA then.  I just feel like I am potentially wasting their time when I am not close enough to really lay out a true design.  Probably better safe than sorry though especially with an electric build.

Kendall_Jones
Kendall_Jones HalfDork
4/17/20 10:57 p.m.

If your heart is set on EV, do the lemons thing.   They have a big cash prize or something...

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