Say hello to the R53 Track Project, yes to be fair I should have posted this a while back… Had the Mini since February….. my bad. But here it is the PLR Motorsport BMW Mini Cooper S R53 Track Car, the aim is to build the car over time, and also use it through out the build process so the differences can be felt as the car progresses. The idea is to base the car on a Mini Challenge R53 Race Car, and to finally race it in the MSV Trackday Trophy. For now thought it will be a road legal track car, focusing heavily on the track part of its name.
The upgrade plan is as follows, 4 pot AP Racing brakes up front with 2 piece discs, coilover suspension all round, stripped interior, bucket seats and eventually a Safety Devices cage. There is more to that list, but they are the main points of interests on the chassis side. As for the engine, we are aiming for a similar power output as the challenge cars but when that will be happening we will see. For now its all about getting the brakes and chassis sorted along with some decent rubber. So look out for the build progress and the track day posts.