Well folks, its been a while since last I’ve posted on something. As we all know throughout the motorsports history below are some of the few which are widely used in races all over the world. In WRC or World Rally Championship, hatchbacks has been a popular choice for manufacturers in order to create a mutilating monster which annihilates 99% of the competitors from the race. This is due to the power to weight ratio figures which mostly available in a form of a super car. In racing, even honda’s civic EG6 is a well known racer for its competitive and rivalry with its small and agile chassis. Even if viewed in Hot Version video SEEKER EG6 vs Suzuki Swift JWRC where both are hatchbacks. That is one of a concrete proof why hatchbacks is a weapon of choice for mountain roads or touges.
These cars may be very familiar to us and all of you if you are an avid WRC fan. A conclusion here why hatchbacks are a number one choice for winding roads or B-roads up to the mountains is due to its nimble body and lightweight physical traits which makes it suitable for the job of getting from point A to B the quickest. Nevertheless, that is why I chose a cheap & reliable Proton Satria or it’s parent company Mitsubishi mirage/colt as my weapon of choice.
This is a brief look of my ride. With such minor alteration to the interior & additional supporting bars to the chassis will drastically increase the grip of the car much more that the stock. Applying simple racing car rules does makes a difference if it is done properly. additional coilovers with a right spring rate will also increase the handling of the little latter .
Finally, before choosing your desired hatchback. Do find a one suitable for your needs. Whether it is a powerful turbocharged hatch for uphill runs or a linear powered NA(Normally Aspirated) hatchback as a choice.
The choice is within your hands. I will continue with part 2 on advancing after having the first touge ride. Last but not least, touge safely. Good Day! 😀