Building a do-it-all race car for less than $2000

Colin
By Colin Wood
Apr 7, 2022 | $2000 Challenge

What looks like a Le Mans Prototype racer but was built from an old Subaru for only 2000 bucks? The LMP360.


Although most competitors in the Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge presented by Tire Rack spend the offseason prepping their low-buck machines for next year’s event (or just straight up procrastinating), forum member Nocones has bigger plans for the LMP360: competing in the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge and NASA track days in addition to the $2000 Challenge.

So far, that means improved cooling, dialing in the ride height, adding downforce inspired by the Aston Martin Valkyrie, and fitting a fuel cell to meet safety regulations.

What is the $2000 Challenge? It’s where penny-pinching and extreme speed meet—often with spectacular results. For 2022, we’re opening up the competition to cars built for more than $2000 to see if more money really does equal more speed.

Think you can build something faster? Enter the Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge presented by Tire Rack today at 2000challenge.com.

Read more about all the progress on the build so far over on the Nocones $2020 Challenge build thread.

The $2000 Challenge is presented by Tire Rack, in association with CRC Industries and Miller Electric, and with trophies from ThermApparel and Valino Tires.

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jimgood
jimgood New Reader
4/6/22 7:23 p.m.

Okay, now that is friggin' cool!!

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