Trackdays with a Huracan Performante

Trackdays with a Huracan Performante

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flyer911

Original Poster:

150 posts

182 months

Thursday 8th October
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I am thinking of getting a HP and would like to do the occasional trackday in it but can see that noise may be a problem. How do people get round this or do they not do trackdays in a HP in the UK?

RSbandit

1,290 posts

92 months

Thursday 8th October
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I've only done Bedford in the UK and I almost failed the static test with a V12VS and my current 570s, meant I had to short shift past the noise sensors on circuit (-about 4 of them)which obviously takes away a little from enjoying the day. Think most UK tracks are the same so with a Performante I'd say failing the static test is a possibility. Better to head over to Spa or the Ring much higher noise limits so better suited to cars like that.

Edited by RSbandit on Thursday 8th October 13:29

DamanC

36 posts

103 months

Thursday 8th October
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Would be interested in this too.

I would presume you leave it in strada mode and cross everything.

likesachange

2,113 posts

154 months

Friday 9th October
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Knockhill don't seem to care about the noise! great little circuit in a lovely part of the world... You could continue up and so the NC500 afterwards!

Chrisatronic

236 posts

59 months

Friday 9th October
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Donington, Silverstone or Anglesey best bet. I'm sure Donington & Silverstone both do no noise test days, but they're very rare / organiser specific. I can't find one now but definitely MSV have done unlimited days at Donington in the past.

flyer911

Original Poster:

150 posts

182 months

Thursday 15th October
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Many thanks for your responses. I think the answer is to get a quieter car in order to be accepted at most trackways.

sone

4,476 posts

198 months

Monday 19th October
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I did a couple of trackdays in my Perf coupe a year or two ago, absolute blast on track with 4 wheel drifts easily achievable even with my very limited driving ability. I've seen a couple on Silverstone on noisy days and I have been around Rockingham in mine (unfortunately closed now). So in summary there are track days you can get on but they seem to be more exclusive, therefore expensive.

sparta6

2,277 posts

60 months

Wednesday 28th October
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It's getting a bit ridiculous isn't it
Do residents who relocated next to an airport complain to their local council too ?


likesachange

2,113 posts

154 months

Wednesday 28th October
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sparta6 said:
It's getting a bit ridiculous isn't it
Do residents who relocated next to an airport complain to their local council too ?
Yes I find this a bit annoying. Fine if the track was built after you moved in/houses were built, maybe an argument.. but more cases than not the track was there before they moved in!!

355fiorano

385 posts

202 months

Wednesday 28th October
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I have a Challenge Stradale and have the same issue. With a standard exhaust I have between 116-119db static and c. 109db drive by.
You can only do unlimited noise days. want2race.co.uk do 3/4 a year in Donnington. I was able to get one in Silverstone with Goldtrack once but there is slim pickings after that. Even Spa has 107db drive by. I am not sure if the performante is a bit "quieter" but you will struggle.
There are silencers you can fir to the back of your exhaust but I've never done that.
It is ridiculous that they make a car for track and then tracks dont allow it on ... and soon it will not be allowed on public roads either with the new noise cameras.

Bo_apex

1,263 posts

178 months

Thursday 29th October
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Local councils need to show some understanding to the car & motorsport industry. A few hours of car sounds once a month at a historic circuit needs embracing