...........the Camry weighs 1000 lbs more than a LightweightThe 1973 Carrera RS has 185/70-15 front (1973) tires, 215/60-15 rear (1973) tires, 207 horsepower, a top speed of 240 kph (less than 150 mph), and could run the quarter mile in about 15 seconds flat- almost as good as a Toyota Camry rental car today.
I love you like a brother, Chris, but we could continue to debate this all day............the Camry weighs 1000 lbs more than a Lightweight
...but can I pick it up at the airport rental lot at LAX?To be more accurate, the RS Touring weighs 950 lbs less and the RS Lightweight weighs 1150 lbs less than a 2015 Camry. The 1/4 mile time is affected by the 1st gear being over the spring. Most racers take the 1st to 2nd change slowly as it's easy to get 4th. Once you get to 3rd the RS really hums. The Lightweight is noticeably quicker than the Touring courtesy of the reduced weight. My ex- works car is on another level altogether with 475hp pushing 1950 lbs (dry). OK it has a long range tank and different gearing too with a max of 275kph but even with a full fuel load it is one very exciting car. In fact right up there with my F40 and Sesto Elemento. Chris Amon runs driver training at my local track in a Toyota Camry, he has driven both my RS and was impressed with both. His lap times in the stock RS would have him lapping himself in the Camry early in the 6th lap. Yep we are on modern tyres . I have raced on OEM rubber 40 years ago, it's hard to remember. If old tyres were available it would make an interesting comparo....but I don't see the point when good rubber is so much better.
Yep we should agree to disagree. A last point re brakes....no high tech ABS, anti-skid etc but the RS has the same brakes as my 917....it stops pretty quick (but I don't have data)...maybe we can borrow a LAX runway for a drag haha...but can I pick it up at the airport rental lot at LAX?