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  • Birthday 25/11/1962

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  1. Love the Mustang I had the new Mustang last year, that was good fun, I won’t post a picture because it was grey
  2. You need to make sure that new wing is adjustable as it will make a difference to the on track handling. Too much wing and you get high speed under steer, too little and the back end will step out on fast corners. The wing can also knock off upto 5 mph at the end of a long straight.
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    Wanted 2-11

    My 211 GT4 spec race car is for sale
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  5. This l is one of Ryan’s laps, I think it was in quali, 2.37.5
  6. Another video, this time I’m driving the car at Spa, very exciting first lap of the race
  7. Jack 1. I can’t answer your question as the whole modification was done at the same time on my car. One useful thing about the pedal box is that I have the ability to adjust the brake bias between front and rear. I have driven Exige V6 Cup R’s with and without the Bosh ABS, it makes a massive difference and cuts down the braking distances. Most the the Exiges in the race series had the Bosh ABS but I don’t think any of them had the pedal box. I don’t think your really need the pedal box on the Exige. 2. The car is tuned to run within the Lotus Cup race regulations. From memory the rules say 272 bhp per tonne at the hubs, I believe my car is about 247 bhp at the hubs which would equate to about 275 bhp at the fly wheeel. I don’t know what the torque is. The engine is capable of putting out much more power but we were restricted by the regulations and also the more boost you take from the super charger the more wear and tear on the engine. A lot of the development work was about engine reliability and we got to the stage where an engine could comfortably last a season without a refresh. The current engine was refreshed towards the end of the last season and taken out of the car at the end of the season for a check over and new gaskets etc. Reliability is all about preventative maintenance. The gearbox was also refreshed at the end of the season so it is now as good as new. The rev limit is about 7,700 but the maximum torque is about 7,500 so it is quicker to short shift. You could lift the rev limit but the car would have too much power for the race series.
  8. The yellow 211 is my car. The story is: I bought it in about 2012 as a rolling chassis, had it built up, raced once at Spa and hated the standard gearbox after I missed a shift and blew the engine. I had it rebuilt over the winter with the Elise Parts sequential box, standard engine, charge cooler with a HKS supercharger. The car was developed over the next couple of years and the engine now has forged steel parts with various other upgrades. In 2015 the car had another rebuild on a brand new chassis. In addition to the above spec, I had a Philbeam pedal box and Bosch M4 Motorsport ABS along with new calipers all round. We found that that with the pace of these cars the standard ABS could not cope and I was constantly getting a hard pedal, the Bosh solution is fantastic in that you just hit the brakes as hard as you like and never lock up. The other guys racing 211's tried removing the standard ABS but it made the car difficult to drive, the best solution is the Bosh unit but the upgrade was over £10k. As you can see from the video, no car in the race series can stop like this 211. The other upgrade was a custom made motor sport wiring loom running off a Cosworth power distribution module. This means that you don't have any fuses, it is all computer controlled and it gives you great flexibility over tailoring the electrics on the car. It has gadgets like light repeated light flashing to warn slower cars (or even faster cars !) in front, pit lane speed limiter with flashing lights, the possibilities are endless. The car has a Cosworth dash, this was about £3.5k plus vat but gives the engineers a lot of information about what is going on in the car. It gives the driver lap times, delta sector, delta split etc, you can configure it how you like. Air jacks, I was just showing off with this, looked cool. Bag tank 70 litres. Cosworth switch panel for ignition, lights etc I have priced the car sensibly as I just need to get it gone. If you had a car built to this spec, it would cost you £150k, I have the invoices to back that up, the parts alone were over £100k plus vat. There has also been a lot of development gone into the car to make it reliable. PS my son was driving the car in the video and he slowed down so that he could have a race with the Exige, Ryan has done a 1.12 at Donington in testing
  9. The conversion from LHD to RHD was more difficult than anticipated. The main issue was the roll cage, it made getting the dash out and back in again quite tricky.
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