For the record, this is my FIA Period G 998 Imp racer, run in Team Hartwell colours (and nicknamed Pumpkin, the orange and white reminding my wife of pumpkin pie with cream).
It features a Reg Patten-built full-race 998, with a Hartwell 410 cam in a machined-from-solid camshaft housing, twin Dell'Orto 40DHLAs on a Hartwell manifold, a Knight four-speed dog box with LSD, in true period style, and the correct front disc brakes with Vauxhall Viva discs and Girling light alloy callipers. Wheels are Minilite lookalikes, 6"x13" fronts, 7"x13" rears. Tyres are Yokohama A48s.
My little Scottish lassie has been totally reliable for two seasons,and has notched up excellent results against some much bigger and more powerful cars.
A racing Imp Imp, when properly sorted, is great fun to drive. It feels like a proper racing car, with an engine that revs to 9500 and a miniature Hewland gearbox. And as will be seen on the video, it is quick enough to get power oversteer in 3rd!
Edited by doc knutsen, 30 September 2009 - 20:57.