|F4 Rallysport > Budget|
Want to get involved with rally racing but don't think you can afford it? Well
you don't have to win the lottery or drop $50,000+ on a Mitsubarishu to go play
in the woods in a competitive car. Watch this space, soon I'll be posting an
itemized list of all the costs involved in building my Grp5 rally car (which
can be converted to Open with some $$ and about a week's work).
In the mean time, here's a guide to what to expect when building your own car, as written by Comrade Rich Smith. Every car is different, but it's still a good general estimate:
Compare that to, say, the Focus WRC03. Not that much less eh?40 hrs = Strip and clean shell 80 hrs = Build cage & seam weld 24 hrs = Prep & paint interior, bays, & underside 24 hrs = Reinstall glass & reassemble body parts 40 hrs = Clean, refurbish & paint stripped mechanicals 60 hrs = Assemble & install, rear end, suspension & brakes 90 hrs = Build/rebuild engine, clutch & transmission 24 hrs = Install cooling and fuel systems 48 hrs = Wiring, controls, computer and other voodoo stuff 42 hrs = Install seats, belts, odo, radio, lighting etc. 32 hrs = Exterior paint & finish & final graphics 12 hrs = Refurbish & mount wheels & tires (8 ea.) 16 hrs = Tuning, testing, and sorting _______ 532 hrs = Today's ClubRally Preparation
"It takes 1,464 man hours to construct a Focus WRC, from parts made by 203 individual suppliers. Of around 2,200 components, 128 are derived from the Focus road car."