This Logan racer looks born to demolish Dacia brand stereotypes

06-07-2022 18:00
Romania-based automaker Dacia is known for its highly affordable, yet good value cars for the masses. It is not really a marque you would expect to see on a racetrack – but this Logan tries hard to be an exception to that rule.

Romania-based automaker Dacia is known for its highly affordable, yet good value cars for the masses. It is not really a marque you would expect to see on a racetrack – but this Logan tries hard to be an exception to that rule.

Whoever tuned the sedan started with a 2020 facelift version of it, leaving only the chassis and the lighting all around intact. Everything else has precious little to do with stock – note, for example, all-new GFRP bodywork and aero kit. Filling out the widened arches are 17-inch track-ready wheels.

If the exterior wasn’t enough to convince you that the owner was serious about driving their Logan on competition tracks, a single glimpse of the cabin should be enough to dispel what skepticism remains. It is not as much stripped as downright gutted with most of the trim and noise proofing gone out of the window. Found inside are two bucket seats, a Momo wheel, a robust roll cage and a fire extinguishing system. Add Plexiglas windows to the list, and you should see why the homegrown racer weighs as little as 1,050 kilos (2,315 pounds).

Power for the build comes from a non-stock 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine boosted to deliver 223 PS (220 hp / 164 kW) to the wheels through a Sadev six-speed sequential box. The brakes and the suspension enjoy their share of mods, too.

The unique Dacia Logan racer is currently listed online for €35,000.

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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