Dunlop selected as OE partner for new Revolution track car
Dunlop Motorsport tyres have been chosen as original equipment for one of the most exciting new sports cars of the year - the Revolution.
Launched today, the all-new track and race car brings Le Mans Prototype technology to the customer racing and trackday market. Featuring an advanced carbon-fibre chassis and cutting-edge technology, the dramatically styled car has been developed by Revolution Racecars, an all new company with a wealth of experience in this field.
Some of the very best engineers, designers, stylists and industry specialists have been brought together to create these dramatic lines. This car is the brainchild of Phil Abbott, one of the co-founders of Radical Sportscars, who under his guidance sold over 2000 cars to track drivers around the world.
“Race car technology has advanced immeasurably over the last couple of decades along with tools available to design and develop them, and it’s now possible to bring these advancements to a larger market,’ Abbott explained. “A Le Mans inspired car requires tyres that have been proven at the highest levels of endurance racing. That’s why we chose Dunlop - the most successful tyre of the Le Mans 24h.”
The Revolution has been designed to offer performance that is a league ahead of road car-based supercars. The car has a power to weight ratio of 440 bhp per tonne, with power coming from its dry-sump Ford 3.7-litre V6 engine. The bodywork not only looks dramatic, but it is designed for a purpose. It generates high levels of downforce which is transferred to the track through the Dunlop racing tyres.
In addition to an unparalleled 34 Le Mans 24 hours wins, Dunlop are the most successful tyre manufacturer in customer prototype racing. In the LMP2 category, the last eight Le Mans 24 hours have been won on Dunlop, as has every round of the current FIA World Endurance Championship season.
“This track record in prototype racing made Dunlop a natural choice for a car with such a high level of cornering performance. In addition to a durable, high performing tyre that gives great driver feedback, Dunlop also offer first class trackside support for our customers.” added Phil.
Dunlop will supply dry and wet weather options in 200/580R15 front and 265/605R16 rear sizes.
Michael Butler of Dunlop Motorsport said: “We have worked with the team behind Revolution Racecars for many years on other successful projects. We have provided technical support since the early stages of this project because we see the potential for this car to be game-changer in customer prototype racing. The performance of the car is as dramatic as the styling and we look forward to the first race.”
The Revolution makes its first public appearance at Silverstone on 2-3 November at the UK MotorsportDays Live show.
Production cars will be sold to teams racing in global sportscar championships such as the European VdeV Championship and the UK Sports Prototype Cup, the latter of which will feature a dedicated class for Revolution cars.
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