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Britain is well known for its Motorsport, and it was the classic racing cars that flew the British flag on the track. The iconic British racing cars that brought success to great Britain was the  Mclaren F1,TVR Speed 12, Aston Martin Lola, jaguar xj15 and the Lotus Elise.My challenge is to turn my passion into a reality by recreating a new prototype using Mid 90's to millennium technology and then adding performance to it.This would be focused on entry level Motorsport in great Britain and Europe. The main focused areas that the car would be built for in Motorsport are Drifting(D1 in Tokyo and UK) ,UK hill climbs ,circuit racing(Europe and UK), and (gravel)rallying NOT mud rallying. There's a difference between Mud and Gravel rallying, the two are based in different countries. And the prototype is specific for level track ground events due to it's ground clearance.  

The idea is to build a concept competition Grand tourer that fits all 4 areas, with a different engine, drive and gearbox layout and the space frame style chassis , similar to the older TVR model cars. This would be the base model for the actual monocoque style chassis i will be using, the advantages of the car being built like that, is because the combination of the two structures are in one. The Roll cage and the railway type bridge base. picture shown below is of the wooden pattern of the space frame (railway type bridge) base chassis 

The car will go through a Research and development on the quality, of it's material that will be used to make the chassis and the body of the car.This will then be put through it's first test on the 4(7) post track simulator based in London(Lola). The track simulator is able to be hired/rented out, the test simulator puts the car through a stress/tensile strength test before the dynometer process.The level of commitment would see me taking the project through a quality check, R&D process and engineering design processes. (picture shown below is of the wooden pattern of the Roll cage cabin space frame joined onto the base part of the chassis) 

(The frame is based on a fighter craft style cockpit cabin, for the driver focused ability. Below Pic: is myself sitting inside of the wooden pattern monocoque.)


 The concept car would bring a new era, to entry level Motorsport in Great Britain. As its a small car anyone at any age can experience whats its like to be behind a small car with so much torque(bottom end power) and High end power due to it's hyper internals. But not just as a track focused car but with the ability to be driven legally on the road. The concept is not 100 percent practical but certain (must have) can be adapted to the car.         

Bringing this project to life was something i took along time deciding. As it depends on the risks that I would be up against, as I have only rebuild existing cars I have never built and raced a concept from the ground up before. And with the economy crisis happening most ideas are more on the uncertain side, but hopefully in the future depending on the progression of the prototype, this could lead to a path to a small manufacturing company. This would be focused on this particular model, but as a low production scheme. In other words many more of this racing prototype could be built in the future as a track and road car.

 (Above Pic: the facility will be setup similar to an F1 assemble bay, as this setup style focuses more on each individual car)

(Above Pic: The F1 style setup, is similar to how the cars would be manufactured,tested, and quality checked.   

(Above Pic: Some parts would would be fabricated by myself, using appropriate engineering resources)  

As a project i thought i will head towards crowdfunding direction. Instead of mainstream government or bank funding, so this is where backers interest and contribution comes in great help, while my idea is at it's project stage. The capital/funding raised would mainly go towards the facility, R&D on materials and tooling costs used on the car. 2 different types of rewards would be handed out to the backers, experience inside of the prototype/behind the scene and to those wanting to see the new facility in the future.

Risks and challenges

My experiences comes from years not months, I have even seen up close experience the manufacturing techniques of the McLaren factory in Woking surrey. And I know that this path is not for the faint hearted.

But my main risk and weaknesses would be on the body structure of the car, this area includes: aerodynamics, body roll(in to corners), stability, power to weight ratio balances, cornering under load and many more. As this normally takes a team to accomplish. But as a 1 man band at first I am willing to take the risk as I have studied mechanical engineering and it's understanding. The engine and driven gear and other balances of stopping power and accelerations is where most of my experiences are, and because I have done this before; going through it again is like second nature.

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