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Look how it leans!

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Look how it leans!

Post  Atthelimit on Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:13 pm

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I was lucky enough to attend a track day recently and managed to drive an Elan. I forgot just how much they lean! Also got some quick laps in a trusty Mk 2 Escort. Look no lean, well not as much.








They lean even more if you tip the camera over!
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Re: Look how it leans!

Post  TimS on Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:45 pm

Was it spirited driving or a weighty passenger ....knowing your enthusiastic driving skills and as I don't know who the passenger is I better shut up

Looks like a good day, wouldn't it be great to have a LDC only day at Mallory...just like it used to be in the good old days, lots of Lotuses enjoying themselves.
Cheers,
Tim.
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Re: Look how it leans!

Post  GrumpyBodger on Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:23 pm

Hi Kim,

your car's attitude is fairly representative of the model.
I've been studying Elan cornering at Race Tracks for a long time & one good viewing point is the "Complex" at Silverstone where the cars enter it from Hanger Straight.
A lot of that lean can be dialed out if you can afford the "right bits" but I think a large part of it is dependent upon how the Driver sets the car up for the bend.
Some "Race Tuned" cars go through there looking almost like your Photos whereas others seem to go through practically as flat as a Pancake & faster.
I find the subject most interesting & would love to know what really makes that big difference, but there, I am an Elan Nerd

Cheers
John
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Post  Trigger on Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:33 pm

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