[quote="Covin"]Don't get me wrong here Lee, It's not all doom and gloom mate. I'm just giving you a bit of a reality check because most people who buy a Covin think they will perform as well as they look. Hence the reason why so many dreamers buy a Covin and then put it back up for sale days or weeks later on ebay
They just don't listen to advice from us and think they know better. Trust me, they don't and never will
You do sound like you've thought about this quite a bit and it's good to have an idea or plan of just what you want and how your going to get it.
A Covin will handle quite well at lower speeds, 40 to 50 mph, they're just not that great at higher speed, unless you carry out some modifications and upgrades.
Air-Cooled engines are best because they're very light therefore you have a fighting chance of getting better front to rear weight balance. With this set-up, as long as your suspension and steering components are in good order and and the steering box has no free play, they will drive just fine at legal speeds. They are however quite noisy at higher motorway speeds unless very good soundproofing its fitted. This bothers some people.
They get a bit twitchy at 70mph on motorways with poor road surface because of the very wide tyres. Fitting 205 tyres up front reduces this considerably as does a few other mods.
Forget about trying for warp speed though. That's not what a Covin is about
A Covin is more for good looks with low running cost.
They're cheap to run, cheap to insure (unless your quite young
) usually tax free and as an added bonus the club members are some of the best people you'll ever meet.
Lets face it, when your mates turn up in their recycled bean can, shitron Saxo's with a lump of old drainpipe for an exhaust sticking out the back.....
If you have what looks exactly like a Porsche 911 Turbo.
I wonder who would get noticed ?
Now that's what it's all about
Thanks for the advice I rely appreciate it.
You hit the nail on the head to me a 911 turbo is the best looking cars ever made. Most of the time I will not be on the motorway anyway and thanks for telling the truth about a covin you could of said “there not the best handling cars but they are all right” I must admit I fell into the trap of thinking “ill have a coving for a year then put a nice engine in the back.
But now I need to get realistic I will be happy to have a bug engine in it because that’s all I need.
Thanks for all the advice again I hope to see some of you soon at the national kit car show