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FPA Car - Technical Details

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    [Sep 3, 2003]
    The Formula Palmer Audi Car.

    Originally designed and manufactured by Van Diemen International.

    Chassis

    Advanced full aluminium honeycomb monocoque, the basic structure of which complies with the current FIA F3 safety regulations in respect of lateral intrusion, frontal impact and driver protection.


    Engine

    Manufacturer Audi

    Capacity 1.8 litres

    Cylinders 4

    Valve Gear Twin overhead camshaft, 20-valve head

    Fuel System Pectel Electronic fuel injection

    Aspiration Water cooled Garrett T3 turbo, intercooled with closed loop boost control

    Maximum power 275 bhp with 325 bhp available on driver activated over-boost


    Cooling

    High efficiency aluminium radiator with low drag coefficients housed in side pods. High efficiency oil/ water heat exchanger. Air/air intercooler for inlet-charge cooling.


    Gearbox

    5 Speed Hewland FGC transaxle with magnesium casing and limited slip differential.


    Suspension

    Advanced push-rod activated systems all round incorporating anti-squat and anti-dive operates on wide based aerofoil section wishbones mounted in double shear, which include the latest anti-intrusion bar requirements. Uprights are cast in heat-treated aluminium and incorporate large diameter angular contact bearings. Ohlins dampers adjustable in bump and rebound. Fully adjustable front and rear anti roll bars.


    Brakes

    Lightweight double acting 4 pot callipers and ventilated floating discs all round. Fully aero quipped with cockpit adjustable front-to-rear bias.


    Aerodynamics

    Front wing Full width one piece carbon composite - adjustable main plane and flaps

    Rear wing Three upper elements profiled similarly to current FIA F3000 specification and incorporating a lower carbon composite element mounted on the gearbox.

    Composite end plates.

    Floor 50 mm stepped floor.


    Tyres

    Specifically designed and supplied by Avon to suit requirements of Formula Palmer Audi. Both front and rear are new, specially made for the car, and between F3 and F3000 in size. Construction and compound developed to provide a tyre with consistent grip and good durability.

    Front Slick and wet Size 250/ 570 R13

    Rear Slick and wet Size 300/ 600 R13


    Fuel System

    A 42 litre minimum usable capacity foam filled cell to FIA/ Spec/ F3 specification located behind the driver's seat bulkhead and in front of the rear monocoque bulkhead.


    Cockpit

    Detachable 10” Momo steering wheel acting on specialist Van Diemen rack and pinion unit.

    Stack system electronic instrumentation and data acquisition, monitoring driver inputs (steering and throttle position) plus essential engine data.


    Dimensions

    Wheelbase 2667 cm

    Front Track 1473 cm

    Rear Track 1447 cm

    Dry Weight 530 kg


    Performance

    Top speed 270 kph or 168 mph.

    0-100 kph 2.8 seconds

    0-160 kph 6.2 seconds



    DJ

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    [Oct 8, 2003]
    Just imagine them with the 'rumoured' 2004 package - 400bhp, sequential gear box and F3 style under tray to improve aero grip /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif


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    [Oct 8, 2003]
    When are you next doing testing at Bedford?
    If it's possible to watch, I'd love to come along. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
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    [Feb 4, 2004]
    2004 Specs Confirmed

    The car has been updated as follows:

    Maximum power 300 bhp with 360 bhp available on driver activated over-boost

    Fornt and Rear wings modified to give increased downforce.

    Car fitted with rear diffuser to further enhance aerodynamic package.


    DJ

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    [Feb 5, 2004]
    Nice /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
    I heard they were looking for 400bhp /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
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    [Jun 15, 2004]
    where on earth can we get one /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif !!!!!!!!
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    [Jun 16, 2004]
    check this out. something from my country not a bad attempt (well maclaren did come out from nz!)

    www.challengeracing.co.nz
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    [Jun 20, 2004]
    DJ, saw ur page awesome mate! awesome.
    any hints n tips for me ? I m driving my first proper single seater in August (not kart) its wings n slicks.

    never driven a rear wheel drive to the max, no idea what to expect or do yet. Done Front wheel for a long time
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    [Oct 14, 2012]
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