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Old 25 Aug 2018, 03:40 (Ref:3845912)   #331
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Any word/guesses on what one of these beasts will cost now that we know engine/gearbox/chassis? Interested how they compare to F4, Super2 and the Ute series in price.
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Old 25 Aug 2018, 04:20 (Ref:3845914)   #332
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Any word/guesses on what one of these beasts will cost now that we know engine/gearbox/chassis? Interested how they compare to F4, Super2 and the Ute series in price.
They've said the aim is 300k. So I'd reckon a 2nd hand Supercar would be around the 400 to 450 mark and F4 wouldn't be over 100k I wouldn't think.

The F5000 cars wouldn't require much staff to run though which is a positive. Could get away with a couple of mechanics, engineer/team manager and require a lot less maintenance between events than a Super2 car.

I reckon the total running costs would sit neatly in between a Super2 and F4 program.
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Old 25 Aug 2018, 11:29 (Ref:3845963)   #333
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Any word/guesses on what one of these beasts will cost now that we know engine/gearbox/chassis? Interested how they compare to F4, Super2 and the Ute series in price.
The chassis being used as the basis for the car -the F3 Americas chassis-itself costs about $99,000 USD, which comes to $135,000 AUD at current exchange rate. I highly doubt a stock block engine that will be producing less than 600 horsepower is likely to double that cost, but the chassis will need some revisions to fit the engine and make the whole thing work with the massive rear tires, so it's cost will likely be a bit higher than the base F3 car.

So unless the changes to the chassis requires a MASSIVE overhaul to make the engine and fatter rear tires work, I think $300,000 AUD for a ready to run car is a reasonable expectation. That might even be a bit of a high estimate.
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Old 29 Aug 2018, 22:03 (Ref:3846982)   #334
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I much prefer the original Chris Lambden F5000 to this latest design.

If original F 5000 designs are considered unsafe by FIA why are they allowed to compete in Hietorics around the world?
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If original F 5000 designs are considered unsafe by FIA why are they allowed to compete in Hietorics around the world?

Historic racing series are usually not FIA-sanctioned/approved, but even in cases where they are, they are not required to adhere to modern FIA standards - they must adhere to the regulations of the time they were built in. (otherwise they wouldn't be historic cars anymore)


Interestingly, I recently learned that in historic races here in the US, it's not uncommon(though by no means standard practice) to find some spots in the chassis to fit "boxes" of carbon fiber to absorb impacts. They not only help make things safer for the driver, they help protect harder to restore core components of the cars.
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