Daily Driving A Track Car: Should You Do It?
Car Throttle takes the Elemental RP1 from the UK to Le Mans to see if they could live without a windshield.
When you reach a certain age, you start to wonder things like “Could I live with a track car every day?” You’re old enough that you can afford it, but you’re not too old that it will shake your joints apart and threaten your self-preservation sensibilities with every highway run. You’re okay with sitting eye-level with a Camry’s door handle, because you’re old enough to know better, but too young to care. It’s likely that you’ll only be at this intersection of income and youthful stupidity for a year or two, so take advantage of it while you can. What’s the worst that could happen?
It’s better for driving through the streets of Paris as a sight-seer, in this case, than a double decker red bus, though perhaps less comfortable on those brick paver streets. In this video, the car is even tested for its ability to drive on dirt roads through French vineyards. Sure, it has a sequential gearbox and a really tough clutch, but if you can put up with that, and you live somewhere that rain doesn’t fall, it probably can be driven every day. Check out the video for their full take on whether it can be or not.
Car Throttle says, “As long as you’re patient, have a helmet, don’t care about music or talking to your passenger, it can be used as a daily.” It’s unfortunate that they aren’t aware that bluetooth helmets exist, and you can certainly have a wireless comms system in your helmet as well. People commute on motorcycles all the time, so it can’t be much different from that. Anything bikers can do, Elemental RP1 drivers can as well.
[Source: Car Throttle on YouTube]