Group E (FIA)

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Group E is a formula racing class governed by the FIA for racing cars. Group E was first mentioned in Appendix J of the International Sporting Code in 1990.[1]

Summary[edit]

Group E features very few technical regulations. For safety regulations the articles refer to the category (I, II or III) the car is comparable with.

Group E features four different subclasses:

  • Category I: Vehicles comparable to Category I must comply with the homologation criteria of Group N, Group A or Group R and have at least 4 seats and their original structure must remain identifiable at any time.[2]
  • Category II-SH: Silhouette-type cars (Cars with the appearance of a large production car with 4 seats);
  • Category II-SC: Sports cars (Two seater competition cars, open or closed, built especially for competition);
  • Category II-SS: Single-seater track type cars of International Formula or Free Formula cars.
Category I
Category II-SH
Engine size weight
Up to 1,000 cc (61.0 cu in) 500 kilograms (1,100 lb)
Up to 1,400 cc (85.4 cu in) 550 kilograms (1,210 lb)
Up to 1,600 cc (97.6 cu in) 580 kilograms (1,280 lb)
Up to 2,000 cc (122.0 cu in) 620 kilograms (1,370 lb)
Up to 3,000 cc (183.1 cu in) 700 kilograms (1,500 lb)
Up to 4,000 cc (244.1 cu in) 780 kilograms (1,720 lb)
Up to 5,000 cc (305.1 cu in) 860 kilograms (1,900 lb)
Up to 6,500 cc (396.7 cu in) 960 kilograms (2,120 lb)
Category II-SC
Category II-SS
Engine size weight
Up to 1,150 cc (70.2 cu in) 360 kilograms (790 lb)
Up to 1,400 cc (85.4 cu in) 420 kilograms (930 lb)
Up to 1,600 cc (97.6 cu in) 450 kilograms (990 lb)
Up to 2,000 cc (122.0 cu in) 470 kilograms (1,040 lb)
Up to 3,000 cc (183.1 cu in) 560 kilograms (1,230 lb)
Up to 4,000 cc (244.1 cu in) 700 kilograms (1,500 lb)
Up to 5,000 cc (305.1 cu in) 765 kilograms (1,687 lb)
Up to 6,000 cc (366.1 cu in) 810 kilograms (1,790 lb)
Over 6,000 cc (366.1 cu in) 850 kilograms (1,870 lb)

Cars[edit]

Many cars fall within the rules of Group E. Examples are the Tatuus N.T07 (SS) and the Renault Mégane Trophy (SH).

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Sporting Code. Fédération Internationale de l'automobile. 1990. p. 121. 
  2. ^ Appendix J - Art. 251. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 2013. p. 1. 

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