The Revolution is the new race car for those that one Formula One power and technology in an affordable package.
Most people get into racing by working their way up the various car classes, from go-karts you’d find at a local amusement park to faster and faster karts until you somehow find your way into a true formula car. But that’s not the only way. Some people prefer to get into racing the hard way: by spending a lot of money.
From Revolution Racecars comes the appropriately named “Revolution”. Designed by Phil Abbott, co-founder of Radical Sportscars, the Revolution is designed to be incredibly fast and incredibly accessible, able to be driven by all skill-levels of driver.
The Revolution is extremely lightweight thanks to a carbon fiber tub chassis in the same vein as most supercars from big names like McLaren and Pagani. Under the engine cover is a Ford-sourced 3.7-L V8 engine producing 300 horsepower. Since total weight is just 1488 lbs, that gives the Revolution a power-to-weight ratio of a Ferrari 458.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels thanks to a 6-speed 3M0 transmission that further enhances the car's lightness. Although the exact downforce figure isn’t mentioned in Race Tech magazine (which comes via Motor1), the magazine does say the Revolution has "more downforce than anything else in its price bracket.
That price bracket, by the way, is just $130,000 (or 100,000 British pounds).
Not only is it cheap to buy, but the Revolution is also cheap to own. The car is expected to be able to drive up to 6,200 miles or 100 hours of racing before the engine needs to be rebuilt. Considering most Formula One cars get only a few dozen hours out of their engine, the Revolution is practically bulletproof.
Everything on the car is controlled by the Formula One-style steering wheel, with just enough space for two to fit comfortably. The car reportedly drives perfectly fine with both seats filled.
The Revolution is set to hit the road in early 2019. For more info, you can follow the Revolution Racecars website which will be sure to keep you up to speed.