Matt Brandenburg Tests The Silver Car In The USA

This is awesome! Its a purpose built race car designed for European Autocross. I’m not totally clear on what that means but that’s what it says on the company’s website. It’s a little tube frame racecar with a 1000cc motorcycle engine. That means it’s crazy quick. 0-62mph in 3.1 seconds quick. Top speed is 148mph and it looks damn fast – car specifications are below. This is Matt Brandenburg of Brakim Racing testing the car for the first time in the US:

The full car sells for $30,000 which is a ton of performance for less than the cost of new 3 series BMW.

ENGINES

Suzuki GSX-R ´09-11: 1000 cc. 16 Valvles. – 190 BHP – 13.600 RPM.

Suzuki GSX-R ´07-08: 1000 cc. 16 Valvles. – 185 BHP – 13.500 RPM.01b

CHASSIS

Carbonated Steel Spaceframe, cold stretched without welding, ø 40 and 30, protected with Epoxy paint.

SUSPENSION

Type: Independent Suspension, double wishbones and anti-roll bars (14P), stiffness adjustable on both axis.

Front dampers: Engimek 4 way, compression high and low speed, extension and spring preload. Push Rod system with on-board shock absorbers.

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Rear dampers: Engimek 4 way, compression high and low speed, extension and spring preload.

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STEERING

Fast rack and pinion (one revolution from lock to lock).

Steering wheel, removable and adjustable in height.

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BRAKES

AP RACING double pump system, with brake bias adjustable from the cockpit.

Front: Ventilated AP RACING ø 265mm disks with Radial AP RACING double calipers.

Rear: Ventilated AP RACING ø 265mm disks with Radial AP RACING double calipers.

Hand brake: hydraulic with vertical lever beside the gear lever.

BODYWORK

5 parts – built in reinforced fiberglass. Doors with glass windows tin top style to ease cockpit access.

Aerodynamic: Ground effect and rear diffusor DTM style. Rear wing with Gurmey flap. Front splitter.

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COCKPIT ADJUSTMENTS

OMP seat adjustable for height and longitudinal placement.

Pedals adjustable for longitudinal placement.

Steering wheel adjustable for height.

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TRANSMISSION

Gearbox: sequential 6 speed with close ratios.

Secondary: By chain 530 and limited slip differential.

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DIMENSIONS

Length: 3.749 mm.

Width: 1.749 mm.
Height: 1.040 mm.
Weight: 445 Kg. (empty).

WHEELS

Rims: extra light Braid 7″x13″ front and 8.5×13″ rear.

Tyres: Avon for Hillclimbs or Michelin for circuits.

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You can find more details on the company’s website here.

Bill Caswell is a self-taught racing driver, mechanic, and fabricator, and rose to internet fame taking a $500 Craigslist BMW to a World Rally Championship event in Mexico in March of 2010. His exploits have featured in places like ESPN Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports, NPR Radio, Wired.com and Jalopnik.com. A lifelong fan of rally and motorsport, Caswell famously believes nothing to be impossible.