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“ DESIGNED & BUILT BY STUART MILLS”

TRACK RACE CAR

Stuart Mills received a commission from a new company with the intention of developing a mini race series. The brief was to create a well balanced single seater powered by a motorcycle engine. The prototype was developed using a Yamaha R1 engine which was considered relatively robust and despite its lightness produced 150 bhp. A decision was made to attempt perfect balance i.e. 25% of the all up weight on each corner, and this was achieved, which created incredible handling characteristics. The car does not favour under steer or over steer but has the unusual ability to do an easily controllable sideways drift when on the limit. The engine is positioned slightly ahead and to the side of the driver and by carefully positioning other components such as battery and fuel tank, the ultimate balance was achieved with a 90 kg driver. The chassis weighs only 56 kgs and bespoke components were designed and manufactured which include double unequal length wishbones all round.
Design and Build a SPORTS CAR
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