Stoneleigh Kit Car Show

We had a great weekend at Stoneleigh, Thank you to everyone that came and saw us on the stand. We look forward to seeing some of you at CKC/Omex Trackday at Llandow on the 16th of May.

 

raw performance cars

Raw Performance cars

Raw Kit cars performance:

 

Entry Level Cars

Whether you choose the Striker, Phoenix or Fulcrum you are assured at entry level of a very exciting drive. Not only is the handling of Raw cars second to none, but the light weight construction makes them capable of accelerating very quickly, for example:

Saemus Ryan's strikerBase kits and cars are generally fitted with 150BHP engines.

This produces a power to weight ratio of around 250+ BHP Per Ton.

With a 0 – 60 MPH time of around 4.5 Seconds

Upgrade Packs Can Be Applied…

Engine options are available in increments to suit budget and needs.
While the base kit develops around 150BHP, the engines can be upgraded to:

Striker TR wins

170 – 200BHP can be achieved using a multi throttle body inlet setup giving instant engine response and an increased power band.

220BHP can be achieved with a supercharger unit. This gives a very smooth power delivery and high torque output.

Up to 330 BHP can be achieved with factory engines, which makes for 550 BHP per Ton. We like to think this is enough for anyone and in the right hands will keep up with almost anything on the road and track.

 

Striker keeps a noble at bay

170BHP Striker and a Noble were fairly evenly matched at Pembrey – Spring 2011

Phoenix Race Car

 

raw offer OMEX controlled Ford Zetec Engines

Zetec Supercharger Package

Raw supercharged zetec for all kit carsSupercharged 220+ BHP Engines & Bolt On Zetec Supercharger Package kits;

For those hungry for more power in Raw or other kit cars, we are now offering our new upgraded supercharged 2.0L Zetec developing 220 bhp from a standard bolt on package. With modified internals and  the supercharger setup another hundred horse power is possible. This system developed in conjunction with OMEX is producing blistering performance through a linear power curve that makes power delivery very manageable. Available as an engine package, or as a bolt on supercharger kit, just remap and go!

powerful kit car engines from RawRaw’s new kit car engines can produce big power to weight ratios making for plenty of pickup to match the Raw chassis handling capabilities, without being so heavy as to effect your cornering.  This makes for a car setup capable of letting you to propel yourself past super-cars on track and stay ahead !

We have also added the option of combining the new flagship engines with a Sadev sequential gearbox available through Raw Striker Ltd. and offering flat-shift and gear changes in 0.04 seconds for practically seamless acceleration from 0-max. velocity. Sadev systems have been tried and tested for years in Rally cars and are a proven power delivery method we are very excited about, although they are not ideal budget projects!

Superchargers are also available for the 20v Toyota 4A-GE silver top engines.

Contact us for full details about our engines, (which are not limited to kit car installation).

 

 

Track days in a Raw Striker come for a test drive

Track Day Test Drives

 

Cameras can help you improve - study your driving between track days.

Track Day Test Drives

Contact us about a Test drive or a track day place.

 

As Complete Kit Car point out it is difficult to “safely extend” your kit car on public roads and therefore not easy to improve your driving skills without visiting circuits to enjoy the freedom they offer drivers.

 

Track days provide the opportunity to test the limits of your car and your own abilities as a driver can moved onward and upward. It is safe to say that most kit

car owners relish the chance to do just this in a safe environment.

Raw attended days offers a great opportunity to join other similar vehicles on a friendly low key track day.


Raw Strikers at llandow Track Day Test Drives

Most Common Track day Locations:

Llandow

Location: West of Cardiff by 10miles
Llandow circuit website
Hayabusa Striker at Llandow (video)

Anglesey – North Wales

Anglesey Circuit website

Anglesey Info – You missed Raw’s Anglesey day this time around,
but we will be there again rest assured.
Take a look at the circuit above..
or a Raw Phoenix on the track on YouTube.

We visit a number of circuits throughout the year
and look forward to seeing Raw car owners on track.
If you let us know your out there, we can let you know where we are going!

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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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Garage Services

Kit car garage services

Spring is around the corner and in recent years March has proved to offer some of the best weather for the summer.

Are you ready for Spring? Have your car prepped, upgraded or whatever it is you think you need for the years enjoyment. From the basic to the outrageous, we should be able to help!

Whether used for road or track most cars benefit greatly from some TLC from the experts.

Kit Car Garage Services

Garage Services

Raw offers a full range of garage services for kit car owners. Choose upgrades and have the fitted by our knowledgeable team, enjoy the benefits of a well setup car, or simply purchase parts to upgrade at home. If the worst happens and you damage your rocket, Raw offer rebuild services, ask for a quote. You might be surprised what we can do.

Parts

We have an extensive range of Kit Car Parts & Upgrades in stock, obviously for Raw’s Striker, Phoenix & Fulcrum, but many are interchangeable with other kit cars. Visit the parts shop.

Striker TR wins

Upgrades

If you have a specific request about alterations you would like to perform to your kit car please get in touch. we can give you peace of mind that the car is track ready, or perhaps put your car back together if you have been over exuberant! Whilst not all accident damage is repairable, if we think it is, we can fix it for you to factory standards

 

Kit Car Setup

Whether it be for road or track use the turn in and balance of your kit car can be dramatically impaired by having an incorrect setup. We would recommend an annual check as a surprising number of vehicles we see are misaligned in one way or another. Customers are usually very pleasantly surprised by the difference in handling a setup session can make.

 

raw 2012 car

Olympic / Jubilee Car – Custom Livery

2012 Raw Striker kit carTo celebrate the years events we have our ‘jubolympic‘ (!) car custom livery.

Raw’s demo striker will be taking part in a number of events this years celebrations flying the flag for Britain. decked out in a flag based livery in support of the olympic team and the summers celebrations – it’s a bit of fun.

Customise your car… We can offer custom vinyl work on all cars on top of our high quality GRP body panels, both available in a wide selection of colours and to your spec.

R1 Raw Striker kit car

20v Toyota Striker

Classic Raw Striker for sale

2005 20v Toyota Striker

 

Striker T150:

Sole owner.
Fully serviced by Raw – has been lovingly looked after and is extremely reliable.
Genuine reason for sale.

Engine:

1587cc
Toyota 4AGE
20v variable valve timing
fuel injection


Transmission:

5 speed
Type 9 Gearbox fully reconditioned and with gearing to complement Toyota engine’s power curve
4.44:1 differential with LSD fully reconditioned with new crown wheel and pinion

Fuel Type:

Petrol

Colour:

British Racing Green

Mileage:

3100 miles


Details:

Hi-spec front and rear callipers

ETB dash instruments

Independent rear suspension
SPAX suspension parts
14” OZ wheels with Yokohamas

Powder coated chassis

3 piece gel coat bodywork

Tonneau Cover

Will sell with 12 months MOT and 6 months tax.

Price; TBC.

Classic Raw Striker kit car for sale

Striker kitcar for sale

Raw striker classic kit car for sale

Raw Striker for sale

race kit car

Go Kit Car Racing

race your kit carFancy Your Chances At Kit Car Racing?

Where to start? It’s a lot easier than you might think to get involved. Though motor racing can never be truly cheap, racing at club level is the backbone of the sport in this country and need not be prohibitively expensive.

It is still possible to race competitively in a car, which you have driven to the circuit. 

1. Get a Race Licence, issued by the Motor Sports Association (MSA).
2. Join the appropriate Motor Club.
3. Register for a championship or race series.

1. Getting a Race Licence:

race bike powered kit carApply to the MSA for a “Go Racing Pack ”; this will include a Race Licence Application Form, a simple Medical Form to be completed by your GP and a useful DVD/video outlining some of the things you will come across in your ARDS course.

What’s an ARDS Course? The Association of Racing Driving Schools, which are situated at most of the race circuits in the UK, run one-day courses which include theory tests of your basic knowledge of motor sport (flag signals etc) and a practical ‘test’ of your ability to drive safely around a circuit. On the assumption that you pass your ARDS course and your GP (or another Doctor) is happy with your physical condition, you can then apply to the MSA for your National B Race Licence. When you get your licence, you will also get a copy of the (commonly called the Blue Book). This contains all the General Regulations of the MSA some of which, like section [C (c)] – Safety, is essential reading; other bits will send you to sleep at night!

Join a Motor Club:

The 750 motor club hold a number of kit car racing championships and are a well established club offering , but by no means the only one offering kit car racing.
Download a 750 Motor Club membership form > Download here
Or search for other clubs here on the MSA site.

Register for a Championship/Race Series:

Choose a race series:
750 Motor Club race series – Click here to view /Download the regulations and registration form.

Costs (Approx.) :

race kit carsMSA ‘Go Racing’ Pack £55
ARDS Course (2008 rate) £275
MSA National B Licence £51
750 Motor Club Membership £50
Championship Registration £75

Other Considerations:

You will have to have the correct safety clothing (overalls, gloves, helmet); bear in mind that the standards for these are reviewed each year. It’s probably advisable to wait until you have your copy of the current ‘Blue Book’ before committing to the expense; it also ensures that you are not sold something which is not eligible in car racing – helmets are a prime example.

Oh, and I suppose you’ll need to have a race car as well!

A couple of race series For Your Consideration.

Sports Specials  – 750M/C Series For kit Cars

Description, regulations and registration for the Sports Specials formulae.

Vehicle Type

Catering for genuine ‘production’ Sports Specials, Kit Cars, including all Raw cars as well as’ one-off’ road-going two-seater specials, all using production car engines with modifications.

Classes are 2001 – 3500; 1800 Zetec; Striker, Phoenix or Fulcrum, Westfield Cup class cars; Caterham Superlight R300 & R400; roadgoing two-seater specials including one-off Sports Specials with power-to-weight ratio up to 340bhp/tonne

Suspension

The original pick-up points must be used and suspension configuration retained. Springs and dampers are free.

Brakes

Subject to no more than 4 pot callipers and no ABS, braking systems are free.

Transmission

Gearbox and diff must be from a production car. Close ratio gears are permitted, maximum 5-speed plus reverse.

Tyres

The control tyre is the Yokohama AO32R or AO48R. Rim width is 6″ or 7″ depending upon class.

Rounds

There are 12 rounds in the 2012 season, of which the best 10 count for the Championship.

Costs

Registration fee for the 2012 Season is £110.
750 Motor Club membership for 12 months is £56.00 including a joining fee .

RGB Bike Engined Kit Car Racing Championship –
750M/C Series For Bike Engined Cars

Vehicle Type

Created in 2001, the RGB Championship (Roadgoing bike-engined cars) is for two-seater cars to roadgoing spec and capable of passing an MoT on the day of the event. The cars can be ‘one-off’, converted sports or Sports Specials or one of the many bike-engined Sports Specials, including Striker, Phoenix or Fulcrum.

Class F: Front-engined cars up to 1000cc.
Class R: Rear or mid-engined cars up to 1000cc
Class A: Front-engined, rear-engined or mid-engined cars over 1,000 cc up to 180bhp/134.228kw/182.49ps but limited to those specific cars which have competed in at least one RGB championship race prior to the end of the 2011 season.

Engine

Any series-production four-stroke motorcycle engine; two-stroke, multi-engine and turbo/supercharged are not permitted. Engines must remain entirely standard and unmodified, but dry-sump, carb jetting and exhaust system are free.

Suspension

Suspension design and system is free, although ‘active’ suspension is not permitted.

Brakes

Braking system is free, with the exception of ABS and carbon-fibre discs.

Transmission

The gearbox and its ratios must be standard for the engine with a maximum of 6 forward speeds; there must also be a system of reverse which will drive the car and driver a distance of 3 metres and pass one of the wheels over a block 40mm square.

Tyres

Yokohama A048R control tyre.

Rounds

There are 14 rounds in the 2012 season, of which the best 12 count for the championship.

Costs

Registration fee for the 2012 Season is £110.
750 Motor Club membership for 12 months is £56.00 including a joining fee .
The Season Cost Is £1941 – This includes 14 x 15 lap races.

As can be seen, whilst not “cheap” as racing goes, Kit Car Racing is far from the expensive end of the spectrum and is more achievable than some might imagine. So what are you waiting for…? GO Kit Car Racing in your Striker, Phoenix or Fulcrum!

raw striker demo car

raw striker

The Striker;

Striker TR wins

The new Striker base kit contains all the parts you will need to complete the car for road use. No need to source engine, gearbox or other components… Unless you want to. Raw Kits are fully flexible and can be purchased in one hit, or part by part. At the other end of the spectrum we also supply turn key cars if building is not your thing and you want your thrills without the build!

The Striker is available in two chassis types; Classic, (as in the car adjacent) and “Aero screeen”, (as in the picture above).

Exciting and is cost effective to build, drive, insure & maintain.

A true drivers car, the Striker is equally at home on road or track. Whether you’re looking for weekend driving excitement, to compete in a race series, or for some track day fun, consider the Striker.

 

Engineered to combine exceptional handling & performance with drivability.

Making for an impeccably mannered and very high performance car. This, combined with 20 years of racetrack heritage, ensures that the Striker never disappoints.
Starting with a Ford based self-build kit, a road car can be built for a lot less than you might imagine. Complete base kit packages are very competitively priced and you will struggle to find Striker performance anywhere for the same budget.

Purchase a full kit or a few major components to start your build.

The base kit is fully upgradeable and the same chassis is used in road and track cars. (A lowered “TR” chassis is available for track/race only use.) Numerous upgrade option ensure that customers can evolve the car with the confidence that the Striker’s incredible handling and performance are only enhanced.

SVA

Both customer built cars and of course factory models pass the new more stringent single vehicle approval test(required for road use) known as the IVA (individual vehicle approval) without a headache.

Raw Striker

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Fastest Striker in the world…?

600+ BHP StrikerPowered by a rotrex supercharger the honda k20 engine producing over 600 hp, the chassis of course has been developed to accommodate this power but much of the original tube work remains. A Hewland gearbox in the rear transfers power to the phenomenally wide slick tyres. The remaining parts of this rocket are bespoke, in house constructed by the team that built the car. All in all, probably the fastest striker in the world.

Watch a short clip of the car on YouTube – click here.

Hill climbing the 600 bhp striker