Friday, March 13, 2009

Formula 1000

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).

Stohr F1000

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.


[edit] Manufacturers

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.

[edit] Engines

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.

Honda Engine
Engine Type998 cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore/Stroke75.0 mm x 56.5 mm
Compression Ratio11.9:112.2:1
Rear Wheel Horsepower148.6 bhp (110.8 kW) @ 10,750 rpm158.8 bhp (118.4 kW) @ 11,500 rpm
Rear Wheel Torque76.4 lbf-ft @ 8,500 rpm79.6 lbf-ft @ 8,750 rpm
Redline11,650 rpmxx,xxx rpm
Valve TrainDOHC; four valves per cylinder
Fuel DeliveryDual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)
IgnitionComputer-controlled digital transistorized with three-dimensional mapping
TransmissionCassette-type, close-ratio six-speed

[edit] References

  1. ^ 2003 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications article from, no longer online

  2. ^ 2006 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications article from

[edit] External links

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