World Rally superstar Colin McRae unveiled a new competition prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The McRae R4, conceived by Colin McRae himself, will be available to customers in the first quarter of 2007.
Designed by Colin McRae and Dave Plant and built by DJM Race Preparation, the McRae R4’s chassis is based on a steel safety cage with carbon paneling front and rear and a steel-covered cockpit area. The body was designed by Keith Burden and Tom Webster. According to the official site, suspension consists of twin wishbones with Proflex dampers
The McRae R4’s engine is a normally-aspirated 4cylinder, 2,5 litre Millington Diamond Engine producing 350 Hp. The rally car will be available in either 2 or 4wheel drive formats. Customers will be also be able to choose between two types of gearboxes, a 6speed manual or 6speed semi-automatic.
Colin McRae comment's: “The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a paramount symbol of the passion for motor racing. I could not imagine a better stage for the first static display of a car which is being conceived exclusively for the pleasure of driving, to accommodate the wishes of professional and amateur drivers and to reignite the passion in motorsport fans around the world”.