What’s Our Plan?
And the plan for the car.
2020 Our Plan
What are we planning to do this year?
We plan to start competing in single venue tarmac rallies in order to shakedown the car with the aim of completing a multi-venue event before the end of the year.
Timing wise we hope to have the car complete for April, initial testing through May with our first event in June, we would then plan to ramp up the number of events in the second half of the year to build seat time and formulate a plan for 2021 where we can get serious about one of the championship series. In the future we will look to develop gravel and forest setups for the car as well so we can start enjoying the loose stuff sideways!
The Car Plan
What is the plan with car?
We are starting with a standard road going RX8, its a 2008 192 model with 40k on the clock called Pete, his life is about to get a little more difficult…
We will be starting with a full strip down of the car the initial plan is outlined below, anything you see denoted as;
“*New Product* RRP Raceline”
are racing products being developed in house specifically for Rx8 track and competition use. Some of which will be come available in the shop once tested on our very own Rally car.
Multi-point weld in roll cage by custom cages
Seam weld critical shell sections
Seam weld sub frames, powder coat and solid mount the rear subframe.
Full Lexan window kit Rear and Side window
Electric heated front screen (Delete all heater and AC equipment)
FIA approved driver and co-driver seats
Full 6 point harnesses
Plumbed in fire suppression system
Re-routing Fuel hoses internally
Re-routing Brake hoses internally
In car brake bias valve system
R3 front strut brace
R3 4.77 ratio diff – Super-Pro mounting bushes
Rx8 Standard 6 speed 231 gearbox short throw shifter
Standard multi-link rear and double wishbone RX8 suspension
Super-Pro bushes through-out
*New Product* RRP Raceline bespoke MeiserR custom built coil overs, based around finished car corner weights and a full suspension motion study.
Super-Pro adjustable anti-roll bars front and rear with adjustable drop links
Standard servo retained
ABS system removed
*New Product* RRP Raceline BBK 356x32mm front two piece discs (Aluminium Bells) AP Racing 4 or 6 pot callipers
*New Product* RRP Raceline Lightweight 302x18mm rear two piece discs (Aluminium Bells)
Standard Rear callipers (Cable handbrake must be retained)
AP Racing Radi-Cal R3 fluid
RRP Full Bridge-Port 231 fully tuned on OEM ECU.
*New Product* RRP Raceline lightened and balanced rotors
*New Product* RRP Billet Sump with uprated rear oil pressure regulator
*New Product* RRP Raceline Electric water pump take off plate AN-20
*New Product* RRP Raceline titanium alternator and crank pulley
*New Product* RRP Billet fuel rails AN-6 fittings with integral Radium pulsation damper (Retaining the standard return less system, uprated in tank pump)
RRP MKII ignition coils and MSD 8.5mm leads
Heavy duty clutch
*New Product* RRP billet COFS/Wash tanks with black edition COFS adapter
*New Product* RRP billet coolant expansion tanks
Mishimoto aluminium radiator adapted for AN-20
Mishimoto Oil coolers with braided lines and externally mounted thermostat.
Car design and exterior mountings are TBC