There’s something especially endearing about grassroots motorsports. We love seeing enthusiasts give it their all on the track or the autocross course in their homemade track weapon – especially if its a low-budget build that was built with time and passion instead of money.
Take this incredible Fiat X1/9-based homemade racecar filmed by YouTube’s 19Bozzy92, for example. The builder clearly wanted a fast racecar but didn’t have the funds to purchase one, so he built one instead. His creation is powered by a 1.0-liter Yamaha R1 motorcylce engine that produces around 175 horsepower, but that’s far from the best part of the build. The Fiat is also strapped with its own F1-style drag reduction system (DRS) that enables low drag on the straights and high downforce in the corners.
Anyone familiar with the legendary Can-Am Series will get flashbacks of Jim Hall operating the active rear wing on his Chapparal 2E watching this car in action. And just like Hall, this guy is clearly a bit of a maverick. Check it out in the video embedded above.