I appreciate all the opinions pros&cons thank you. Seams like it’s a roll of the dice situation lol. I will Certainly look into some of the transaxles mentioned. This would be my first transaxle car so I’m not sure what to expect.
A Porsche G50 is a very practical choice for the following reasons:
1. Universally available.
2. Parts are easily obtainable.
3. Cost is not unreasonable.
4. Upgrade parts are available.
5. Wide choice of gear sets.
6. Handles good amount of torque.
7. Adapters, clutches, & flywheels are available for many engines.
One thing I think is frequently overlooked in the rush toward ever-increasing amount of horsepower in GT40s and other mid-engine cars is the detrimental effect of vehicle weight. By reducing weight, you've done the same thing for performance as adding horsepower---except that you've now reduced the stress on the transaxle, CV joints, axles, clutch, and stub axles. Yes, you may need to sacrifice a nice stereo system or other amenities but if track performance was your goal you wouldn't use those anyway. I learned a long time ago that one cannot arrive at an acceptable compromise with a "dual-purpose" car. The inevitable result is a race car with marginal performance that is not pleasant to drive on the street. Of course, some are willing to put up with these results and I say, if you are happy with what you have, that's fine. We all make choices.
FWIW, these cars typically weigh about a ton and since they are mid-engine, most of the driveline weight is right on the rear wheels. Gulf/Wyer won LeMans with about 450 hp minus drivetrain losses. Those cars would go over 200 mph.
On both my KMS Cobra and my GT40, I kept things to 350-400 hp, figuring that at my age and level of driving skill, I did not want to get either car instantly sideways. And what happened the first time I drove the Cobra?
I learned a long time ago that one cannot arrive at an acceptable compromise with a "dual-purpose" car. The inevitable result is a race car with marginal performance that is not pleasant to drive on the street.