Hello. I have been on this forum for some time but not really made a significant post; this is my first. Recently, I have become quite interested in grand prix cars from the early 70s. I was fortunate enough to see a Mclaren M23 recently in the paddock at Goodwood. I found it quite captivating. I do not have enough money to buy a genuine article. As such, it might be good to do some sort of “recreation” in the style of such a car, be it Ferrari 312, Lotus 72 etc.. I have not really got a very clear specification yet, but I have written out a list of some areas that should be focused on: Ground clearance should be reasonable – in my experience, a car that’s too low is not practical to set up on anything other than a billiard table. Sprung mass should have low drag. Low, chiselled noses are favourable. Side radiators and a floor hinging pedal box will facilitate this. Drag from non body elements (brakes, halfshafts wishbones etc..) should be minimised to clear up flow off the trailing edge of the front wing. CoG should be low – much of this will likely be influenced by crank centreline. Driver’s position also has a significant effect, but (at least when working within a given wheelbase) the engine configuration also is a big factor: Usually, a V8 takes up a good deal less length than a V12. I recognise that this is an ambitious project and I will have to keep an eye on the costs, but I think it would be very satisfying to complete such a car. What are your thoughts ladies and gentlemen?