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Bearing in mind the Cup racer isnt built for profit..
Think about all the stuff it doesnt have over a 172, a Cup costs a few grand less than a 172 despite having some changes, so its not unreal that a Cup Racer would cost no more than a Cup when it loses everything! The engine ASFAIK has better breathing but not much else, brakes are from the laguna with more abrasive pads. Suspension neednt cost a bomb ..11k sounds about right in my view.
Cupsize? - I looked into this very seriously late on last year, and was on the edge of setting up the deal to get it fitted, but I did some good research and found the you really would have to go for the semi helical box to keep the noise down, which has virtually fixed ratios, and 1st is far too long, stretches upto 50mph(!), in the straight-cut box you can choose the ratios completely but the noise from it is crazy, so after some testing side by side in CarTest, the results for the semi box were just not that good, the gain is no where near as big as you can get when choosing the ratios and not worth the money, so, if you want it go for the straight cut, but factor in the cost of buying helmets with very good intercoms for you and all your passengers ! LoL