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Forze Hydrogen car; based on the Striker chassis

The Forze Hydrogen Car is Taking Shape

Forze have developed a number off smaller vehicles , but now after five years of development the team made a big step forward due to a significant increase in performance and size in the NEW Forze Hydrogen car.

The new car is based on the Raw’s Striker chassis and will have pretty serious performance figures as can be seen below.

 “With the car we can shock and revolutionize the race world” says Michel Haak, team manager of Forze. Since last summer (2012) the team worked on the new Forze Hydrogen car and many hours of engineering time have been invested in this final design, which will be built during this spring based on the acclaimed Raw Striker underpinnings.

In the coming summer the Forze Hydrogen car will race on circuits in the Benelux against petrol powered cars in the Caterham Cup. Besides that, the team will also race on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The Green Car will try to break the lap record for hydrogen powered vehicles.

 

Currently the calculated performance statistics for the Forze Hydrogen powered race car look like they will be as follows:

Acceleration: 0-100 km/hour   <4 seconds 

Top Speed: 220KM/hour

Power: 100kW nominal / 200kW peak

Weight: 800kg

The Forze Hydrogen car shell will be as depicted below and incorporates aerodynamic design put together with digital modelling for best performance.

Raw Striker chassis based Hydrogen fuel cell race car from Forze Hydrogen Team Delft

There are many components to accommodate in a Hydrogen car not associated with a standard power train which means no passenger seat.

Raw Striker based Hydrogen car from Forze motorsport team Delft

Power Provided by the Hydrogen fuel cell as can be seen here:

Forze-VI Hydrogen power unit

Exploding the car to see all its components:

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Visit Raw at the autosport international motor show 2013

Hope you Enjoyed The Autosport international show

Hope you Enjoyed The Autosport international show

If you like cars and any kind of Motorsport then this was the perfect day out for you. From Karting up to Formula One and from supercars to iconic cars, AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL is the best place to start your season! Maybe visit next year?

Highlights of the show can be seen on Piston Heads, amongst other places: PistonHeads.com Show Highlights.

 

Raw were in the Hand Built British Sports Car area of the show, which boasts 1,000,000 square feet of display area.You will not find a more encompassing selection of

Race related cars anywhere else, the show truly brings together the world of motor sport under one roof.

To visit the Autosport website, click here.

Look for us on stand 2888

Featuring every level of Motor Racing – from Karting up to Formula 1- and with exhibitors ranging from specialist engineering companies to major manufacturers and everything in between; the show truly brings together the world of motorsport under one roof.

For the 23nd year running, this annual pre-season event will be held again at the NEC, Birmingham from the 12th & 13th January, 2013. The show uniquely caters for industry professionals and motorsport fans alike.

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Australian Fulcrum Result

Australian Racer Gerry White in the SCMSA Series downunder.

 

Raw Fulcrum second in championship

 

Congratulations to Gerry for second place in the 3.0L sports car class of the SCMSA series. Gerry’s Fulcrum is fitted with an unusual installation of a Nissan power house.

 

Raw Fulcrum in Australia

 

Fulcrum

Raw Phoenix road & track car

Complete Kit Car Phoenix Review

Complete Kit Car sent Ian Stent to drive the Phoenix at the Raw Factory. Ian was impressed with the build quality, but he had seen that before… The first drive feature is a regular in the magazine, but rarely does a car come away with such a dramatic title as “Weapons Grade”.

With comments including;

“The Phoenix turns with military precision”

“support and driving position is nothing short of perfection”

“power is instantaneous and relentless” and “genuinely extraordinary”

Complete Kit Car review the Raw Phoenix and dub it "weapons grade"!

Much as we would love to copy the full article in here, our friends at Complete Kit Car may not appreciate that whilst the issue is still current.

So for the full copy, get hold of the November 2011 issue of Complete Kit Car.
Click here to find your nearest stocking newsagent and if they don’t have a copy, ask them to get you one.

When you have read the article, get down to Raw for a test drive!
(Click here to book one.)

Track and road Phoenix is a poised monster

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New Demo Cars

 

New Raw Striker & Phoenix Demo Cars

The new Striker & Phoenix Demo Cars, now available for test drives at Raw.

Book A Test Drive

Striker Demo Car

Raw’s Zetec powered Striker showcases Raw’s base kit package / car.

Available as a road ready car, complete kit or buy as you build.

Raw Striker Demo Kit or Road Ready CarDesigned to be a versatile weekend and track day car the Striker is setup to be smooth on road and with a click of the shocks, stiffen up for track day use.
Many options available on the 150BHP base kit can transform it into a wholly track orientated machine, these can be applied at first purchase or as upgrades later.

Read More about Striker cars & kits

The New Phoenix Demo Car

Available as a road ready car, complete kit or buy as you build.

Raw's Phoenix Demo Car, Available As A Kit Or Road Ready CarRaw’s supercharged zetec powered Phoenix demo car illustrates just how simple a power upgrade can be. bolt the “blower” onto the standard Zetec to jump from 150 to 220 BHP or up to 300+ with internal alterations. The Phoenix also includes other upgrades to view, including lightweight carbon panels, upgrade bucket seats, sequential gearbox with flat shift… plus more, all available in any Raw car.

Read more about Phoenix cars & kits.

 

Body shells are not all that is different about these two cars…

The Two demo cars really show what a difference we can achieve from the same Raw base chassis, the Striker being completely entry level is lovely to drive anywhere, smooth and comfortable, but can be driven to very surprising cornering and acceleration levels. This Phoenix boasting a very different suspension setup and many bells and whistles including the supercharger is a different animal, hammering you into the back of your seat as you charge through the flat shift gearbox up to warp speed and cornering on rails!

Raw Demo Striker and Phoenix

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Lightfoot Racing

Martyn Lightfoot chases title in comeback

Northern Saloon and Sports Car Championship title hopes are still on track.

Lightfoot Championship Challenger

The 32-year-old marine project manager from Redmarshall who is competing in the Northern Saloon & Sports Car  series this season with excellent form is in with a genuine shout of being crowned overall champion. Having suffered a blown engine and doubts over finishing the season on a tight budget things are looking up…

Read More at  http://www.gazettelive.co.uk

Image c/o http://www.gazettelive.co.uk

 

Kit Car Garage Services

19 Events, 18 Wins; Spencer Bros. Striker

Spencer Brothers 2011 Sprint Success Spencer Bros. Success In The Sprints This Year:

 

We do like to hear from customers with Striker success in the Motorsport scene…

David & Jim Spencer have had a pretty good season. The Brothers share a 1988 Striker Mk3, some of their results for the year are as follows:-

 

Spencer Brothers with their Raw Striker after a great year of results19 event starts > 18 class wins.

7 Class records

Class records at: Silverstone(Stowe Circuit), Anglesey (2 layouts), Pembrey & 3 Sisters (3 different layouts)

 

Midland Speed Championship

Jim Spencer, 1st Overall.
David Spencer, 1st in Class

 

Chester & Liverpool Speed Championship

Jim Spencer, 1st Overall

 

Hillclimb & Sprint Association (HSA) Speed Championship

Jim Spencer, 1st in Class
David Spencer, 2nd in Class

 

ANWCC Sprint Championship

Jim Spencer, 2nd Overall
David Spencer, 1st in Class

 

ANWCC Hillclimb Championship

Jim Spencer, 1st in Class
David Spencer, 2nd in Class

 

Raw Phoenix Kit Car

Phoenix Undergoes Wind Tunnel Tests at MIRA

Raw as you may be aware recently added the Phoenix to their range of cars to compliment the striker and fulcrum have recently made a visit to MIRA where the Phoenix underwent wind tunnel testing.

Phoenix  - Raw's new car undergoes wind tunnel tests
Car seen with “makeshift” front spoiler in testing at MIRA

The aim of the exercise was to establish the Phoenix’s drag factor and look for any areas in which drag could be lessened and down force improved in order to achieve best possible gains in the cars handling and grip as well as top end speed. A standard shell was used on the road going chassis in order that the results would benefit not only the race cars, but road going vehicles too.

For an open topped car the testing revealed the Phoenix has a fairly good drag coefficient of  0.523. Once this was established the MIRA team went on testing and highlighted areas where improvements could be made to down force and cooling efficiency. As a result we have altered the rake angle of the shell forward a couple of degrees and will be developing a small air dam for the front of the car, which will be offered as an option in the near future. Testing showed this improves front end grip at speeds over approximately 50MPH . The cooling system was scrutinised and additional venting will be added to the car in order to achieve the optimum airflow through the radiator and engine bay. The new venting is located to interfere with passage of air over car as little as possible in order to maintain the smooth flow of air and low drag.

Additional under skinning can also be applied as on race versions of the car in order to maximise down force and minimise drag – but we all already knew that!

Wind tunnel aerodynamic testing

MIRA wind tunnel tests

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Raw Engineering Takes New Direction

Press Release Just out…

Raw under new management, staying in Hereford and looking to step up service.

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Raw Engineering takes new direction

Raw Engineering Kit car maker is under new management as from August 25th. Maker of the Striker and Fulcrum has been taken over by two brothers Callum and Jeremy Bulmer. The company has been based in Shelwick since 2002 and will be remaining in the brother’s home county of Herefordshire

This August Mel Coppock, owner of RAW agreed the sale of the business to the Bulmer brothers who are both very passionate about taking on the company with a view to continued production and development of the striker and fulcrum cars.

Callum and Jeremy are firmly committed to safeguarding the outstanding handling agility the cars have gained their reputation from and wish to pursue development of the Striker & Fulcrum where possible, while seeking to underpin the fundamentals of the business and drive RAW forward.

The company will continue to offer bespoke cars for customers as well as production models, additional engine options are planned to enhance the range on offer. The Chief Engineer Martin Jones will be staying with RAW, car owners can continue to call on the wealth of technical knowledge on offer.

The Bulmer brothers will be increasing stock levels of parts for the cars in order to serve customers faster and to service the new online parts shop – which will be opened in due course. Raw will continue backing those drivers racing the Striker and Fulcrum, hopefully to improve on the race results they have already achieved in years to come.

Callum Bulmer said “We have great faith in the Striker and Fulcrum’s ability as cars and want to enable more drivers to enjoy the thrills they can offer, anyone who likes driving will simply love the cars, as we do and it’s the main reason we bought the company!”

Production of the Striker and Fulcrum will continue as normal with new management at the Shelwick premises.