Originally Posted by Mootsfox
I'm getting less and less interested in robotic racing especially dealing with cars.
One day a robot will be better. Robots racing are not exciting (except maybe when they fail). The human element is what keeps racing engaging.
I track day race with my good friend and we use four vehicles we have. My '04 Ford Mustang GT with Kenne Bell supercharger (625HP, 3.5 inch pulleys, bassani exhaust, etc. too much to list, most of the work but the blower I have done myself) My buddies blacked out 97 Supra Twin Turbo (850+ HP depending on how he's feeling with the boost the week before) An old AE86 Corolla which we use mostly for drifting, and my ole trusty 98 Honda CRV with a mildly modified B20 (Not fast, but theres something to be said when you drive a car to its limits, its tests the driver and the vehicle, we bring it for giggles)
As a racer, I see no point in these things. Whats the fun in them, fixing them when they break? Where's the adrenaline when you push the Apex on a corner? What buzz do I get by watching my car go 130 down the straight instead of my foot being planted on the floor. Wheres the satisfaction in precise gear changes that drivers strive for in the corners? I dont want to race a machine, I want to get out of the car and run in Daniels face that I overtook him in that corner back there. I see this as pointless, I'd rather have this technology in Taxi's instead of race cars.
If race cars drive themselves, then I've wasted an excess of $10,000 on my mustang. Every time I open it up on the highways my blacked out 'stang is a cop magnet due to my deafening exhaust, wouldn't have it any other way