Dollar amount means nothing in GT Spec class racing, as pricing is subject to change without notice or reason.
The whole concept of the original GT Spec class was centered on a level playing field with power plants; it was never about price point.
The idea was that power was very close to equal between drivers, so that skill and good luck was the way to the podium. That is the true spirit of GT Spec class racing.
In the beginning everyone ran the cars very close to box stock and the only chassis that was permitted was the Kyosho IGT1 and everyone ran the factory GXR engine. The racing was close, fun and it almost impossible to skirt the rules.
One of the largest GT Spec class group in the world is the crew from Club Kyosho Ajusco in Mexico City. They have over 35 GT racers in their group running on race weekends and they include the OS .21VG.
There is also a very big GT Spec class in Japan, that runs very similar rules and they also allow the OS .21VG engine to compete and both have been very successful for over 5 years because the engine is very good quality product and moderately priced.
We adopted both of their existing GT Spec class rule structures and also included the $200 price limit rule out of respect to what the” Midwest Series” here in America was doing for our 2012 GT World Championships; in an attempt to bring more uniformity to our GT Spec class in North America.
Since running our 2012 GT World Championships event, we’ve all come to realize that the GT Spec engine rule based strictly on price is not good for our Spec class. We’ve learned that there’s too much gray area in regards to engine pricing and we will no longer “Spec” any engines based on price again.
The engines in GT Spec must be evenly matched by power levels, if they’re not, we might as well all just run in a GT Open engine class.
All the best!
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