Electric Imp performed well.
Hoosier Autocross tires and getting in all four runs allows the
car to show itself as one of the fastest out there, regardless of
are still some changes that would benefit the car for autocross,
though they might hurt in Road Racing.
Max rpm was around 3,300 rpm.
Torque does not fall off until 4,500 rpm.
Acceleration in the 0-70 mph range would be better if the car used
a shorter ratio. This would come at the expense of 70-120 mph acceleration
that we need for road racing.
the limiting factor for how fast you can go through a corner is
grip. If you try and go faster, the car will slide too much to make
it around the corner. In these slaloms the car is not sliding very
much. The limiting factor is how fast I can get the car to change
direction. So, for Hialeah courses, it might be advantageous to
stiffen the shocks and the anti roll bars. This should decrease
ultimate grip and might cost us under braking and in the one 180
degree turn but increase speed through the slaloms.