Why we chose to build an F2000/FC car
- The market demand in the absence of a totally new and radical design in one of the largest classes in US SCCA club and Pro racing.
- Two existing Pro series (with a third one proposed for 2010), take in the US from the east to the west coasts, allowing racing on road courses, street circuits and ovals.
- An open engine and chassis formula which creates competition and allows the car to be developed year-on-year.
- Established by Ford in Europe in 1974, the class comes with a great pedigree, and is not limited to North America.
- Engine and gearbox units are familiar to teams and builders, with the usual problems associated with racing, long since addressed and solved.
- FF1600 and Sports 2000 derivatives give additional marketplaces and allow design costs to be amortised over more chassis, so containing end-customer costs.
- A traditional fore-and-aft rear engined race car which utilises a H-gate racing gearbox with interchangeable ratios for different circuits.
- Our design team expertise in this field, having been responsible for the 1998 F2000 design which is currently still the market leader in the class more than a decade later.