The major features are a mid engine/intercooler/radiator layout fed by a large full width duct underneath
the car, a central longitudinal fuel tank, keen aerodynamics for high downforce /low drag, and Ford’s
Duratec or (sensational 280 bhp) Ecoboost turbo engine.
The chassis has the engine transverse, conventional front wishbones and a De Dion rear beam located by
a Watts pivot and links. Vortex own front uprights are cast aluminium LM25, heat treated and x-rayed .50
mm dia. curved side tubes give exceptional cockpit width and safety and a full width 50 mm rollover bar is
standard, as is a stainless exhaust system, aluminium dampers and radiator.
The V2 is to be available in LHD and RHD as 2.0 Duratec/mtx75 combination or 1.6/2.0 turbocharged
(Ecoboost) form, the latter rated at 280 bhp, for a launch price of £9,990. One other engine option is
under discussion. The initial batch will be five cars.
Innovations apart from the cooling are a high nose to direct cooling air to the underneath, a raked rollover
bar to put the protection close above the drivers head/helmet, twin cockpit openings, integrated
headrests, integrated front aerofoils and a gear selector mounted directly on top of the fuel tank.
Production refinements include a lighter chassis 65mm narrower without loss of elbow room and a full
40mm lower than the prototype shown at Stonleigh earlier this year.
Track day options include trim tabs for the front aerofoils, a rear wing positioned in clean air, individual
triangulated rollover bars, lower ride height and stiffer springs. Other track day options include an air inlet
in the 'passenger' head fairing, race harness anchors and a six speed
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