This 'McLaren F1' Hill Climb Car Is Powered By A 9500rpm-Capable 4G63

This unusual machine combines a prototype racer frame with a Mitusbishi engine and a McLaren F1-like body
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Although this may bear a passing resemblance to a McLaren F1, it’s about as far away from the seminal supercar as is possible. The F1-like ‘Grullon’ shell is the work of Florida-based DDR Motorsport, which clothes the tubular frame of a prototype racer from French company Norma Auto. Providing propulsion is a Mitusbishi engine, of all things.

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Specifically, it’s a 4G63, de-stroked to 1.7 litres and capable of hitting 9500rpm. The not-F1 is good for around 600bhp and weighs a little over 700kg. Power goes to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential racing gearbox.

Like we said - it’s rather far from the ethos of a real F1. It does, however, have a central driving position!



Bruhh it has the same engine as in my Proton Perdana. Now i wish i have a couple million bucks laying around to convert mine to a project car :’(

05/02/2020 - 16:35 |
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Can some one explain to me why all the hill climb cars have such a high rpm limit?

05/02/2020 - 18:23 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

I assume hillclimbing cars have very short gear ratios, so a wider power band is needed to avoid finding yourself having to change gears mid-corner. this way you can enter a corner at 4k, exit it at 9k and change up on the straight, then again change down right before the corner

05/02/2020 - 18:48 |
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Wheel Nuts

Watch it bounce at 0:25! Needs the damping sorting out.

05/02/2020 - 20:19 |
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Duggan (koalafan) (koalafan7) (Esprit Team) (Z32 Group) (Lot

Wasn’t there already an article about this on here?

05/03/2020 - 19:20 |
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Florida and hill climb don’t go together

05/03/2020 - 21:12 |
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