Two Side of the Same Coin
This week Edgardo brought us his track-oriented Audi TTRS for a second time. Having this ultra-track-focused build in the shop had us wondering if too many people buy the TTRS platform and go the drag racing path when the car has so much track potential. The first time we installed a Paint Protection Film for the front clip of the vehicle, installed a ceramic coat and installed PPF on all the carbon fiber on the vehicle. This time around we installed PPF on his brand new carbon fiber diffuser and added red highlights all around the car as well as wrapped his roof black. Edgardo’s car has a Stage 2 ECU and TCU Tune by 034 Motorsports and is making over 500hp and 440 ft-lbs. The car is equipped with every suspension-oriented part offered on the 034 Motorsports catalog along with their midpipe, downpipe and catch car. This stunning TTRS has no expense spared with its Eventuri Intake and Wagner Performance Intercooler. Also, all the aero is from automotive passions which gives this TTRS the race car look.
Car enthusiasts have long been fascinated with the thrill of high-speed driving. Whether it's the excitement of navigating through tight turns on a track or the adrenaline rush of a quarter mile drag race, there is something for everyone in the world of motorsports. In this blog post, we'll explore the differences between track cars and drag cars and the experiences that come with each.
The Audi TTRS is a popular choice for car enthusiasts looking to build a high-performance vehicle for drag racing. One of the primary reasons for this is the car's 5-cylinder engine, which has a great deal of potential for power and acceleration. The engine is capable of producing high levels of horsepower and torque, making it well-suited for straight-line acceleration and quick quarter-mile times.
However, it is surprising that more TTRS owners do not build their cars for track racing. Despite its popularity as a drag racing car, the TTRS is actually an excellent track racing vehicle. It has a balanced chassis and sharp handling, which make it well-suited for navigating tight turns and high-speed sections. Additionally, the all-wheel drive system provides excellent traction and stability on the track, allowing drivers to push their limits and get the most out of their driving experience.
Experiences at Events
Track car enthusiasts attend events to test their driving skills and push their cars to their limits. These events often involve multiple drivers taking turns on a track, where they can compete against each other in a series of timed laps. The focus is on driving precision, speed, and control. These events also provide drivers with an opportunity to socialize and share their passion for racing with others.
Drag car enthusiasts, on the other hand, attend events to see who can cover a quarter-mile distance the fastest. These events are all about raw speed and acceleration, with drivers competing against each other in head-to-head races. The atmosphere at drag events is often more competitive, with drivers trying to beat their personal bests and their competitors' times.
Track cars are built with a focus on handling and performance. Drivers often modify their vehicles to improve grip, reduce weight, and increase power. Some of the most common modifications include upgrading the suspension, brakes, tires, and engine. Track cars often feature specialized components such as roll cages, racing seats, and harnesses for safety.
Drag cars are built
for straight-line speed and acceleration. These cars are typically lighter and have more horsepower than their track-oriented counterparts. Common modifications for drag cars include engine upgrades, nitrous injection systems, and lighter weight components. The goal of these modifications is to get the car down the track as quickly as possible.
In conclusion, track cars and drag cars offer two very different experiences for car enthusiasts. Whether you're more interested in precision driving and competition or raw speed and acceleration, there is something for everyone in the world of motorsports. Regardless of your preferred style of racing, what unites car enthusiasts of all types is a shared passion for the thrill of high-speed driving.