During the 1953 season, Kimberly’s 4.1 Vignale Spider was quite…
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.
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.
Carbonated Steel Spaceframe, cold stretched without welding, ø 40 and 30, protected with Epoxy paint.
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.
Rear dampers: Engimek 4 way, compression high and low speed, extension and spring preload.
Fast rack and pinion (one revolution from lock to lock).
Steering wheel, removable and adjustable in height.
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.
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.
OMP seat adjustable for height and longitudinal placement.
Pedals adjustable for longitudinal placement.
Steering wheel adjustable for height.
Gearbox: sequential 6 speed with close ratios.
Secondary: By chain 530 and limited slip differential.
Length: 3.749 mm.
Width: 1.749 mm.
Height: 1.040 mm.
Weight: 445 Kg. (empty).
Rims: extra light Braid 7″x13″ front and 8.5×13″ rear.
Tyres: Avon for Hillclimbs or Michelin for circuits.
You can find more details on the company’s website here.