HYPER RACER X1 - Le Mans Coupes

THE X1 IS THE PUREST, LIGHTEST, MOST DRIVER FOCUSED RACING CAR YOU WILL EVER DRIVE.

The Hyper Racer X1 is a very light, very fast open wheel racing car. Weighing in at 390kg, the X1 is powered by a Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1340R engine. Factor in full body ground-effects and the X1 can challenge for lap records.

Looking for the biggest ‘Bang for the Buck’ in motor racing? The Hyper Racer – X1 has been designed as ‘Wash and Race’ vehicle and is ideal for the ‘one man race team’ who wants to race, year in – year out, on a modest budget. The X1 has been designed to be easy to maintain and cheap to repair.

Some racing drivers dream of a fantasy car – a laid back driver becomes the chassis of the vehicle, with four wheels attached to the drivers shoulders and feet and a Grand Prix engine bolted to the drivers back. Four wheels, one engine and a driver. A vehicle that assaults the atmosphere and compresses space and time.

Designer, Jon Crooke, say’s that the Hyper Racer X1 is the realisation of that fantasy, with some practical additions to make it a reality.

The main addition was a safety pod for the driver. All components were mounted to the pod – to save drilling mounting holes in the driver. Minimalism was the key to the X1 design. If a component or part was not essential, it was removed. If one component could do two or three jobs, it does. Component packaging was kept low and central to minimise polar or rotational  moments of inertia. Every component was selected or manufactured to add ‘lightness’.

THE X1 IS THE PUREST, LIGHTEST, MOST DRIVER FOCUSED RACING CAR YOU WILL EVER DRIVE.

The Hyper Racer X1 is a very light, very fast open wheel racing car. Weighing in at 390kg, the X1 is powered by a Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1340R engine. Factor in full body ground-effects and the X1 can challenge for lap records.

Looking for the biggest ‘Bang for the Buck’ in motor racing? The Hyper Racer – X1 has been designed as ‘Wash and Race’ vehicle and is ideal for the ‘one man race team’ who wants to race, year in – year out, on a modest budget. The X1 has been designed to be easy to maintain and cheap to repair.

Some racing drivers dream of a fantasy car – a laid back driver becomes the chassis of the vehicle, with four wheels attached to the drivers shoulders and feet and a Grand Prix engine bolted to the drivers back. Four wheels, one engine and a driver. A vehicle that assaults the atmosphere and compresses space and time.

Designer, Jon Crooke, say’s that the Hyper Racer X1 is the realisation of that fantasy, with some practical additions to make it a reality.

The main addition was a safety pod for the driver. All components were mounted to the pod – to save drilling mounting holes in the driver. Minimalism was the key to the X1 design. If a component or part was not essential, it was removed. If one component could do two or three jobs, it does. Component packaging was kept low and central to minimise polar or rotational  moments of inertia. Every component was selected or manufactured to add ‘lightness’.

THE HYPER RACER X1 ENGINEERING & MORE

‘Simplify . . . .  then add Lightness’

So said automotive design giant, Colin Chapman.

Hyper Racer X1 engineer Dean Crooke says, the team at Hyper Racer ‘get that’, and at under 400kg, they have designed and built the X1, the world’s lightest full ground effects ‘FIA safety approved’ race car.

The all carbon fibre skin forms a radical body, utterly honed for performance. Chassis hugging upper surfaces, taper around the driver-focused cockpit and engine, and end at a point in front of the rear wing. Air travels through front wing ducts, is rammed into a pair of three meter mega ground-effect tunnels and explodes out the back into two diffusers from hell.

The design harnesses the atmosphere around, over and through the X1, resulting in a striking aerodynamic exterior with mind warping downforce.

Dean says, “The result is the purest, lightest, most driver-focused racing car you will ever drive.”

buckle up . . . safety is no accident
At the affordable end of the racing world, the space frame chassis is a cost effective design reality, and if fitted with a carbon-kevlar internal safety cell, will provide the driver with a very strong and safe environment.

 The chrome-moly chassis features curved main rails for added lateral impact strength and a unique cross brace in the middle of the chassis for immense crush resistance and torsional strength. Zig-zag chassis tubes down each side are positioned to follow the line of the drivers body and create a lateral protection shield. The drivers heels are positioned behind the front axle line. Combine this with FIA Carbon-Dyolen side intrusion panels, nose crush-box, lower body protection skid rails and intrusion plate, foot and leg protection, a six-point safety harness, an isolated fuel tank, a jointed collapsible steering column, knee and head roll-over bars designed to comply with racing regulations for cars weighing up to 4 times as much, longitudinal over-head intrusion bars (or ‘Henry’ bars) that help protect the drivers head and ‘flip-up’ to aid driver extraction, and a rear and lateral quick-release head restraint enclosure.

It all adds up to built in safety never before seen at the affordable end of motor racing.

 

The modified X1 will challenge for class lap records on any track.

The lap record at Winton Motor Raceway Australia is a 1:18.9 set by a WOLF GB08.

The X1 laps all day at 1:18.2.

AUSTRALIAN LAP TIME TRACKS
Winton – Long 1:18.2
Phillip Island – 1:34.1

 

The X1 Hyper Racer complies with the FIA Formula Libre Technical Specifications and can compete in any series or event that caters for Formula Libre, such as Open Class Racing, Time Attack, Hillclimb, Super Sprints and general Track Days.

 

 

 

Running costs are minimal. The biggest cost for any racing driver is tyres. The X1 Hyper Racer keeps this cost to a minimum because of it’s light weight. We have had one set of tyres do 6 track days with life still left in them.

Other cost will include standard pump fuel for the race car (40 litres will suffice for a regular race meeting), oil, chain lube and entry fees.

Under normal use the engine should do 25,000km between re-builds.

Consumables per race meeting as follows;

Tyres

Fuel 40 litres

Oil change

Entry fees

Long term maintenance

Engine rebuild at – every 25,000km.

Drive chain once a year.

Brake pads every 2 years.

The X1 Hyper Racer has been designed as a ‘Wash and Race” product. With that objective in mind, the X1 is primarily a simple device. The Suzuki Hayabusa engine is bullet proof. The shocks are OHLINS and are also bullet proof. Front and rear spring rates are fixed. The gear and sprocket ratio is fixed. Brake bias is cockpit adjustable. Both front and rear wheels are adjustable for camber and tow and the front for caster. Sway bars front and rear are adjustable, as is ride height. Wings front and rear are adjustable.

Our cars are built to order. Current lead times specified ahead of order

Customer is responsible for all shipping costs – factory to customers door – including insurance, all taxes and duties and all and any other charges.

We arrange the shipping logistics on behalf of the customer.

We crate the car.

Goods to be picked up from our outlet by you or your shipper.

Goods paid for in full prior to dispatch from our outlet.

THE HYPER RACER X1 ENGINEERING & MORE

‘Simplify . . . .  then add Lightness’

So said automotive design giant, Colin Chapman.

Hyper Racer X1 engineer Dean Crooke says, the team at Hyper Racer ‘get that’, and at under 400kg, they have designed and built the X1, the world’s lightest full ground effects ‘FIA safety approved’ race car.

The all carbon fibre skin forms a radical body, utterly honed for performance. Chassis hugging upper surfaces, taper around the driver-focused cockpit and engine, and end at a point in front of the rear wing. Air travels through front wing ducts, is rammed into a pair of three meter mega ground-effect tunnels and explodes out the back into two diffusers from hell.

The design harnesses the atmosphere around, over and through the X1, resulting in a striking aerodynamic exterior with mind warping downforce.

Dean says, “The result is the purest, lightest, most driver-focused racing car you will ever drive.”

buckle up . . . safety is no accident
At the affordable end of the racing world, the space frame chassis is a cost effective design reality, and if fitted with a carbon-kevlar internal safety cell, will provide the driver with a very strong and safe environment.

 The chrome-moly chassis features curved main rails for added lateral impact strength and a unique cross brace in the middle of the chassis for immense crush resistance and torsional strength. Zig-zag chassis tubes down each side are positioned to follow the line of the drivers body and create a lateral protection shield. The drivers heels are positioned behind the front axle line. Combine this with FIA Carbon-Dyolen side intrusion panels, nose crush-box, lower body protection skid rails and intrusion plate, foot and leg protection, a six-point safety harness, an isolated fuel tank, a jointed collapsible steering column, knee and head roll-over bars designed to comply with racing regulations for cars weighing up to 4 times as much, longitudinal over-head intrusion bars (or ‘Henry’ bars) that help protect the drivers head and ‘flip-up’ to aid driver extraction, and a rear and lateral quick-release head restraint enclosure.

It all adds up to built in safety never before seen at the affordable end of motor racing.

 

The modified X1 will challenge for class lap records on any track.

The lap record at Winton Motor Raceway Australia is a 1:18.9 set by a WOLF GB08.

The X1 laps all day at 1:18.2.

AUSTRALIAN LAP TIME TRACKS
Winton – Long 1:18.2
Phillip Island – 1:34.1

 

The X1 Hyper Racer complies with the FIA Formula Libre Technical Specifications and can compete in any series or event that caters for Formula Libre, such as Open Class Racing, Time Attack, Hillclimb, Super Sprints and general Track Days.

 

Running costs are minimal. The biggest cost for any racing driver is tyres. The X1 Hyper Racer keeps this cost to a minimum because of it’s light weight. We have had one set of tyres do 6 track days with life still left in them.

Other cost will include standard pump fuel for the race car (40 litres will suffice for a regular race meeting), oil, chain lube and entry fees.

Under normal use the engine should do 25,000km between re-builds.

Consumables per race meeting as follows;

Tyres

Fuel 40 litres

Oil change

Entry fees

Long term maintenance

Engine rebuild at – every 25,000km.

Drive chain once a year.

Brake pads every 2 years.

The X1 Hyper Racer has been designed as a ‘Wash and Race” product. With that objective in mind, the X1 is primarily a simple device. The Suzuki Hayabusa engine is bullet proof. The shocks are OHLINS and are also bullet proof. Front and rear spring rates are fixed. The gear and sprocket ratio is fixed. Brake bias is cockpit adjustable. Both front and rear wheels are adjustable for camber and tow and the front for caster. Sway bars front and rear are adjustable, as is ride height. Wings front and rear are adjustable.

Our cars are built to order. Current lead times specified ahead of order

Customer is responsible for all shipping costs – factory to customers door – including insurance, all taxes and duties and all and any other charges.

We arrange the shipping logistics on behalf of the customer.

We crate the car.

Goods to be picked up from our outlet by you or your shipper.

Goods paid for in full prior to dispatch from our outlet.

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