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Want a cheap racing car? Using one of the cheapest cars on the market would be a good place to start. That's the idea behind the Dacia Logan Cup, a series of racing mods available for the budget automobile.

The Logan Cup clearly draws on the expertise from its parent company's in-house motorsports and tuning shop Renaultsport, applying the same formula used on hot versions of the Clio and Megane, but to a much smaller scale. The Dacia Cup is available in three different versions for track, road rally and off-road rally racing. The running gear remains stock to keep the ease and cost of acquisition and servicing down to a bare minimum. Depending on the version, the Logan Cup is then fitted with all manner of racing-spec equipment from roll cage to Bilstein shocks and from rear wing to racing harness.

The packages will be available from Renault and Dacia dealerships wherever Logans are sold – that counts out the American market, for one – and can be used in a variety of low-level racing series, and the manufacturer is organizing regional one-make racing series around the world. The idea is so simple, it just might work.

Check out logan-cup.com for more info and gallery below for more small pics of the small racing car.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      This is a very good car at a really excellent price. If you don't worry about the neighbours, and why should you, you might be on to a winner here.
      I couldn't care less about aluminium finished dashboards and the 'quality' of the bloody plastics by the way. All I ask is reliability, economy and decent comfort and safety. Looks like the Logan might be able to deliver.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like an ugly Alfa Romeo Milano.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good point about low-powered racing. After all, who doesn't like racing go-karts.
      • 7 Years Ago
      According to Wikipedia, top engine is a 16V 1.6L with 105 hp, and a top speed of 114 mph. Good luck.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Ok I take that back. According to the Logan Cup website at the "read" link, it appears only the 8V version is offered with 90 hp.

        Got to give props though, it was weird (interesting?) enough to make me look it up.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was thinking about how cool it was until I read that it has the standard 90BHP engine and the standard brakes, which are drums in the rear...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dacias rule. Romanian homies yo.
      • 7 Years Ago
      for all who makes joke about Dacia..watch this and blame them again or shuut up...


      Dacia Logan Super 2000 Rally car... again basic racing...
      The driver is frensh Rally champion. Dacia is owned by Renault..if frensh know something then to build pocket rockets..

      R5 turbo, Peugeot 205 Group B, Renault Clio V6, Clio sport etc etc..
      • 7 Years Ago
      I do hope they do the same here in Brazil, where it is called "Renault Logan" (and is expensive as hell)...
      • 7 Years Ago
      The simple solution to this anemic engine is very simple.

      Small block Chevy
      • 7 Years Ago
      When all the cars are the same, even low powered, it can be some good racing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Logan is indeed available in Northern America! Just South of the big fence the Logan is sold as Nissan Aprio. And: Yes, 105hp are enough to have fun with small cars on tight European race tracks.