We are pleased to inform you that the 2005 car has successfully completed a two stage shakedown programme. The first shakedown took place last Thursday 30th September at a private facility in the South of England with John Village Automotive...
We are pleased to inform you that the 2005 car has successfully completed a two stage shakedown programme. The first shakedown took place last Thursday 30th September at a private facility in the South of England with John Village Automotive driver Jonny Reid behind the wheel. Team mate Alex Lloyd completed the shakedown programme yesterday.
The aim of the two-stage programme was to prove the systems and ensure the new car goes into the extensive test programme without any minor problems. The car will now undergo a test programme.
Details of the new car
The new 2005 car is a one-chassis, low-maintenance single-seater race car designed for maximum user performance with minimal running costs.
The number of spare parts is kept to a minimum by making use of the best suppliers in the industry with long life cycles to reduce the costs and overall weight of the car.
The car will be powered by a 4 litre V10 engine with 650 - 700+ BHP with a maximum torque of 375 lbft at 8500 rpm. Each engine weighs 125 kg and will be sent for a rebuild every 5,000km (650 BHP).
The chassis will be equipped with an X-TRAC semi-automatic gear box weighing 50kg with six forward gears and reverse. MEGALINE will manufacture the paddleshift.
The long life carbon brakes are manufactured by BREMBO with the cooling system, suspensions, driveshafts and exhaust all supplied by PANKL RACING SYSTEMS.
Each chassis will run on slick tyres: front 270/660 R13; rear 350/660 R13
Aerodynamically, the car has been specially designed for close racing, overtaking and easy handling. The total width is 2,000mm, wheelbase 3,015mm with the overall length at 4,676mm. The car will weigh 576kg with oil and water, with 22kg of ballast to balance for different driver weights.
The 2005 car will provide pure racing for drivers with no electronic toys such as traction control or launch control. There will be a Boost Button to provide excess power for a limited amount of time during the race but this is a simple concept and racing success will be purely up to the skill and talent of each driver.