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18 October 2018

The Revolution is an all-new two-seater track and race car, a lightweight, 675 kg sportscar that packs a 300 bhp punch from its dry sump Ford 3.7-litre V6 engine.

The brainchild of Phil Abbott, one of the co-founders of Radical Sportscars, it has been conceived, designed, developed and built by racers for racers. It’s the first truly affordable, sub £100k sports racer with a carbon tub and cutting-edge technology bringing what Revolution Racecars, the constructors, claim is LMP technology and safety to the masses. It is also easy to maintain, cost-effective to run with accessible handling and performance so that it can be enjoyed and exploited by all levels of driver, from those wishing to enjoy track days through to those on a career path to Le Mans.

Proven reliability is another key component within this package, its performance matched with some of the lowest running costs with 10,000 km or 100 hours between rebuilds. Fitted with a unique exhaust system and fine engine tuning, it also comes with ultra-sharp throttle response and a brilliant soundtrack. It is mated to a 3MO 6-speed gearbox utilising WRC technology to again provide reliability and ease of use.

Other involved in the project include Simon Cox, one of the top car designers in the UK with credits that include head of design at Infiniti and GM, and Pete Watts whose CV includes being head of composites at BAR F1, with Bentley on the LMP1 programme, working on the Bugatti Veyron as a design engineer and a prototype engineer at McLaren Automotive.

“Race car technology has advanced immeasurably over the last couple of decades along with the tools available to design and develop them, and it’s now possible to bring these advancements to a larger market,” said Abbott. “I began again with a blank sheet of paper that I first gave to Simon.”

The long period of CFD development that followed ensured that not only does this car produce more downforce than anything else in its price bracket, but also remains balanced in all situations as drivability has always been one of the concept priorities.

The carbon tub is being manufactured in Germany by DD-Compound utilising a carbon infusion process developed by Dominik Dierkes, which matches the initial brief of utilising latest techniques to ensure efficient production with the highest levels of quality and safety.

Inside the carbon tub there is plenty of space for two, with class-leading width and elbow room making it easy to operate both solo and with a passenger aboard. Formula 1-style controls, with everything operated from the steering wheel adds to the experience, with an inbuilt display that is ergonomically easy to operate with a Life ECU controlling all the electronics.

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