An all-new track and race car developed by Revolution Racecars will be shod with Dunlop tires. The Revolution is said to bring Le Mans Prototype technology to the customer racing and trackday market.
Featuring an advanced carbon-fiber chassis, the dramatically styled car has been developed by some of the very best engineers, designers, stylists and industry specialists and is the brainchild of Phil Abbott, one of the co-founders of Radical Sportscars.
“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 tires that have been proven at the highest levels of endurance racing. That’s why we chose Dunlop – the most successful tire of the Le Mans 24h.”
The Revolution is said to offer performance a league ahead of road car-based supercars. It has a power to weight ratio of 440bhp per tonne, with power coming from its dry-sump Ford 3.7-liter V6 engine. The bodywork generates high levels of downforce, which is transferred to the track through the Dunlop racing tires.
“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 tire that gives great driver feedback, Dunlop also offers first class trackside support for its customers,” added Abbott.
Dunlop is one of the most successful tire manufacturers in customer prototype racing. In the LMP2 category, the last eight Le Mans 24 Hours have been won on Dunlops, as has every round of the current FIA World Endurance Championship season.
Dunlop will supply dry and wet weather options in 200/580 R15 front and 265/605 R16 rear sizes.
Michael Butler, event leader at 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 a 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.”
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.