A Track Ready Roadster for Under $25,000
Over the past year or so we have seen an increase in the number of small track cars being introduced, with no complaints of course. It looks like France decided it was time to jump in with a design of their own, called the Secma F16.
As like most of the other small track cars, the F16 has no top and seats only 2 people. The ride height is kept as low as possible to provide superior handling and a lot of time and research is put into the suspension components to provide the most exciting driving experience possible.
Power for the F16 is provided by a Renault inline four cylinder engine that produces 105 horsepower at the wheels. Granted that isn't an amazingly high figure, but when you take into account that the whole vehicle weights in at a scant 1200lbs, it becomes more than sufficient. The engine was placed just behind the passenger compartment and in doing so, a weight distribution of 40/60 front/rear was achieved. From a stand still, the Secma can hit 62mph in about 5.9 seconds. From there it will continue up to a top speed of 112 mph. Again, this isn't that impressive but the F16 was not made for straight away speed.
Inside the cockpit, you will find nothing that isn't 100 percent necessary for the proper function of the F16. There are no cup holders, no glove boxes, no floor mats, no fancy electronics and no seat warmers. In fact, the only things that can be found inside are a steering wheel, gauges, stick shift and seats...the only things your really need to drive the vehicle.
The going price for the Secma F16 is right at 17,000 Euros, the equivalent of about $23,000. Sadly, there are no plans to send the F16 to our side of the ocean, at least not yet anyway. I maintain that if we make enough noise, our requests will eventually be answered.
From : Jalopnik