Formula 1000 is an open wheel class of Formula car racing by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) where a 1000 cc motorcycle engine is used to power a single seat, open wheel race car with full racing aerodynamics and suspension. The F1000 class, also called FB, was created by SCCA in 2006. Similar SCCA classes include FA (Formula Atlantic), FC (Formula Continental), FF (Formula Ford) and FV (Formula Vee). Motorcycle power formula cars have been popular in the UK for many years and have been a very successful class.
F1000 cars can be purchased new and ready to race for $30k to $65k. SCCA rules also allow for converting an existing Formula car (e.g., FC or FF) to meet F1000 requirements. Conversions using an older Van Diemen chassis with a used motorcycle engine are estimated to cost $18k to $24k.
Formula 1000 racing is mainly an amateur, club-racing series attracting serious enthusiasts. The car can provide drivers with their first insights into how a racing car feels to drive and how to properly set up a car, or it can provide a relatively inexpensive way for drivers to campaign purpose-built racecars for many years.
Manufacturers of purpose built Formula 1000 race cars and manufacturers of Formula 1000 race car conversions are listed below in alphabetical order. A Formula 1000 conversion involves the modification of an existing formula race car to meet current Formula 1000 rules. One of the major changes involved in a conversion is replacing the original engine and drive train with a 1000 cc motorcycle engine using a chain drive train. Other modifications may include chassis frame changes, suspension changes and the addition of an aerodynamics package consisting of front and rear wings with a floor pan diffuser.
- Citation http://icpcitation.com/cars.htm
- Gloria, C7F http://www.gloriacars.com/default.asp?LangSito=eng
- Novak Van Dieman Conversion http://www.novaracecars.com/
- Philadelphia Motorsports http://www.phillymotorsports.com/
- Phoenix Race Works, F1K.10 http://www.phoenixraceworks.com
- Piper Engineering, DF6 http://www.piperracecars.com/
- Racing Concepts, Speads RM-07A http://www.racingconcepts.info
- Ralph Firman Racing, RFR F1000 009 http://www.rfrcars.com
- SSR Engineering, 2007 RF07
- Stohr Cars, F1000 http://www.stohr.com
Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha
All specifications are manufacturer claimed. Rear wheel horsepower is measured with engine installed in motorcycle. Installed in a Formula car, rear wheel horsepower may differ from values below.
POPULAR SUZUKI ENGINES IN F1000 Competition
Suzuki K7 2007–2008
Engine 998.6 cc (60.94 cu in), 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC Bore Stroke: 73.4 mm (2.89 in) x 59.0 mm (2.32 in) Compression Ratio: 12.5:1 Power (crank) 185 hp (138 kW) @ 12,000 rpm Fuel System: Fuel Injection Lubrication: Wet Sump or Dry Sump Ignition: Digital/transistorized Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh 6-speed, constant mesh, Back-torque limiting clutch
Suzuki K9 2009–2012Engine 999 cc (61.0 cu in), 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve,TSCC Bore Stroke: 74.5 mm (2.93 in) x 57.3 mm (2.26 in) Compression Ratio 12.8:1 Power (crank) 191 hp (142 kW) @ 12,000 rpm Fuel System: Fuel Injection Lubrication: Wet Sump or Dry Sump Ignition: Digital/transistorized Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh 6-speed, constant mesh, Back-torque limiting clutch
|Engine Type||998 cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder|
|Bore/Stroke||75.0 mm (3.0 in) x 56.5 mm (2.2 in)|
|Rear Wheel Horsepower||148.6 bhp (110.8 kW) @ 10,750 rpm||158.8 bhp (118.4 kW) @ 11,500 rpm|
|Rear Wheel Torque||76.4 lb·ft (103.6 N·m) @ 8,500 rpm||79.6 lb·ft (107.9 N·m) @ 8,750 rpm|
|Redline||11,650 rpm||xx,xxx rpm|
|Valve Train||DOHC; four valves per cylinder|
|Fuel Delivery||Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)|
|Ignition||Computer-controlled digital transistorized with three-dimensional mapping|
|Transmission||Cassette-type, close-ratio six-speed|
- 2003 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications article from HondaMotorcycles.com, no longer online
- 2006 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications article from HondaMotorcycles.com
- Sports Car Club of America
- SCCA General Competition Rules
- 2004 Superbike Comparison (1000cc engines)
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