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#51 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 07:06

has that anything to do with the Prodrive team owned by Dave Richards?

 

Previously, yes.

 

Not anymore, it was purchased by local racing enthusiast (ex- and current gentleman racers)/business owners.


Edited by V8 Fireworks, 01 November 2017 - 07:07.


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#52 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 07:08

I don't really follow what's going on...I thought the two series had merged and they were going to use the Supercars version...

 

But the Swift based FT5000 is still running after all (it's V8 sounds way better incidentally)

 

Well the Supercars version Super5000 looks nearly undrivable  :eek:  , while the FT5000 version seems to be a gem -- well sorted machine, so I hope they reconsider that!  :lol:



#53 messy

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 07:58

I haven't really been following this as it's developed really, the Thunder 5000 etc, so I'm not exactly full of knowledge about it.

 

But....can I just say, that looking ****ing wonderful. I love it. What a good idea.



#54 GazChed

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 13:52

What's the latest news regarding this formula ?

#55 Ivanhoe

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 13:56

https://www.speedcaf...plans-continue/

#56 HistoryFan

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 17:23

I don't think that series will ever happen. Or will just have 10 cars or something like that and will be folded after 3 years or something like that.

As nice such a series would be.



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 15:15

S5000 makes public debut

 

The all-new race car is based around a carbon-fibre monocoque built by French firm Onroak-Ligier and powered by a five litre 560hp V8 Ford Coyote engine that is fitted to a Holinger six-speed sequential transaxle. The drivetrain, which will power 17 inch rear wheels, is an updated version of the system originally used by the Formula Thunder 5000 prototype. The car carries full 2018 FIA safety certification.

 

S5000 Car Specification

 

CHASSIS

Carbon composite monocoque – 2018 FIA compliant, produced by Onroak (France)

Dimensions
Length 4900mm
Width: 1950mm
Wheelbase: 3000mm

Suspension
Double wishbone, front and rear
Pushrod adjustable ride, front/rear
Front/rear adjustable anti-roll bars
JRi three-way adjustable shock absorbers

Steering
Rack and pinion
Collapsible steering column

Brakes
4 piston monobloc calipers
Vented steel rotors

FIA Approvals
2018 FIA front crash structure
2018 FIA rear crash structure
2018 FIA cockpit halo
2018 FIA side and front intrusion panels
2018 FIA-spec 6-point harness
2018 FIA-spec 6Kj wheel tethers
2018 FIA headrest
2018 FIA-spec extractable seat

ENGINE

Fuel-injected 5.0-litre quad-cam V8 Ford Coyote ‘Aluminator’
Prepared to Super5000 spec by InnoV8 (Brisbane)
Max horsepower: 560hp
Max torque: 460 ft-lbs
Max rpm: 8000rpm
Electronics/dash: MoTeC

TRANSMISSION

Holinger MFT six-speed sequential transaxle, with pneumatic paddle change, includes bespoke (front) drop gear set for lower engine height and thus lower car centre of gravity

Holinger-designed bell-housing with integral oil tank.

Gearbox/bellhousing include suspension pick-up points and shock-absorber mounts

WHEELS & TYRES

15 x 17 inch rear, 15 x 12 inch front wheels
Rear tyre: 680/405-15
Front tyre: 570/290-15

CHASSIS INTEGRATION/DESIGN/ENGINEERING

Developed by ARG. Implementation by Borland Racing, Melbourne



#58 maximilian

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 15:29

The hell?  That doesn't sound like a V8 much, does it?... and why did they have to make it so ugly-boxy? 



#59 FredrikB

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 16:16

The hell?  That doesn't sound like a V8 much, does it?... and why did they have to make it so ugly-boxy? 

 

Sounds pretty much like the cars i heard at Laguna Seca this august. Maybe in need of some fine tuning though

Regarding the looks, i am sorry, but i have to agree you. Maybe the design is not the final one..

 

Formula 5000 @ Laguna Seca (the hair on my arms stood up when i heard them on site)



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#60 maximilian

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 17:22

The 5000s look 5000 times better!!  No idea why they dropped that previous concept where they emulate this look.



#61 krapmeister

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 22:17

Yeah I was looking forward to this series especially after seeing the original Formula Thunder car with the high airbox.

The actual car though is pretty underwhelming tbh - could be any spec lower formula open wheeler chassis...

#62 Widefoot2

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 05:11

The exterior engine sounds are great, imagine 20 cars going at once!  But cockpit audio should be improved, all we're getting is the transmission - they need a mic by the exhaust too.

 

Visuals - yeah, bit of an ugly duckling.  Doesn't have the grace of a "pretty" car, but perhaps it's to save costs in manufacture.  If that brings more teams in then so be it.

 

One concern is it looks a bit slow in the street circuit layout.  I'm just too spoiled by F1, maybe more suspension tuning and a better driver will show it off more effectively.



#63 ClubmanGT

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 22:10

The exterior engine sounds are great, imagine 20 cars going at once!  But cockpit audio should be improved, all we're getting is the transmission - they need a mic by the exhaust too.

 

Visuals - yeah, bit of an ugly duckling.  Doesn't have the grace of a "pretty" car, but perhaps it's to save costs in manufacture.  If that brings more teams in then so be it.

 

One concern is it looks a bit slow in the street circuit layout.  I'm just too spoiled by F1, maybe more suspension tuning and a better driver will show it off more effectively.

 

Looked cumbersome tbh, although IDK whether that was Murph staying within his limits. 

 

The Formula Thunder cars seemed to have much sharper turn-in. 



#64 Ben1445

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 16:15

 

Looks like they're getting ready to start building them... any news on who's actually going to be (or wants to be) competing? 



#65 FPV GTHO

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 12:21

Some news over the past month

https://au.motorspor...365019/?nrt=137

https://au.motorspor...e-test/4372620/

Definitely a fan of the smaller front tyres

#66 paulb

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 16:09

^Thanks for the updates. Too bad they do not appear to be going with higher airboxes. It would have been a unique, differentiating visual element and a nod to the original F5000 series.



#67 PayasYouRace

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 16:20

I like that No.5 Valvoline car. Takes me back to Robby Gordon and Gil de Ferran in their Walker Racing days in CART.



#68 FPV GTHO

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 06:16

I think that's still this car

https://au.motorspor...363418/?nrt=137