Formula 1000 is a 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 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).
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 listed below either sell a complete F1000 car or build cars which can be used in a conversion. One option in building an F1000 is to purchase a roller (car w/o engine) and reworking the car to accept a 1000 cc motorcycle engine.
- Arcobaleno http://www.stratotech.ca/arco.html
- Citation, 07F1000
- ETS Motorsports, ETSF1
- Gloria, C7F
- Philadelphia Motorsports http://www.phillymotorsports.com/
- Phoenix Race Cars, F1K-07, F1K-09 http://www.phoenixracecars.com
- Piper Engineering, DF6
- Racing Concepts, Speads RM-07A http://www.racingconcepts.info
- SSR Engineering, 2007 RF07
- Stohr Cars, F1000 http://www.stohr.com
- Van Diemen
- West Race Cars, 2007 FR-1
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.
|Engine Type||998 cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder|
|Bore/Stroke||75.0 mm x 56.5 mm|
|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 lbf-ft @ 8,500 rpm||79.6 lbf-ft @ 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