@El Frazoo posted:
Lane's Coupe ought to be pretty much like a track car. One thing he mentioned at Carlisle and did not say directly here is the effect of the heim joint suspension attachments, vs what might be normally done with rubber bushings or such. I'm thinking about high frequency mechanical transmission from road to frame to driver that might be just fine when you're looking for the limit on track day, vs just driving on real streets. At the end of the day, I think what Lane has said is that he told Carey pretty much how he wanted it done, and that's what he got. I for one am super impressed with the whole package. This Blue Coupe for damn sure ain't no kit-car.
Just to be clear, the suspension does have some rubber bushings, although they are pretty firm. The heim joints are on the trailing links in the rear, and replacing them with rubber bushings would require a lot of re-engineering. My set up is pretty much the standard one, and Carey is making sure that prospective owners know that the car is pretty raw and mechanical, despite the creature comforts. I have a couple of things to try that, if they work, I'll forward to Carey. The ride is perfectly acceptable for what the car is intended to be. It's just a bit noisier than we've become accustomed to. Frankly its becoming less and less of an issue as I become more used to the car.
One way to look at the Super Coupe is that it is a more civilized - and easy to get in and out of - version of their GTS. The suspension is pretty much the same and you can get as much power as you want (and can afford).