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The Deronda Type F

The Type F is a lightweight, road legal car based on current formula racing car design concepts. It has a longitudinally, mid mounted engine with rear gearbox; high nose with low splitter; rear undertray venturis and F1 style suspension.

Unsurprisingly, the Type F immediate predecessor is a racing car designed specifically for the private hire and corporate entertainment market. This provides the performance of a racing car with the reliability and running costs of a road car and has been sold to companies in the UK and Latin America. A derivative is used at Rockingham.


F-400

Sport is a fun offroad vehicle for all year round
a variety of weather gear is available
comforatble even in the midst of winter
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Despite its racing car pedigree, road car practicality has been built into the Type F - for example, the cockpit may be heated by warm air ducted directly from the radiator, avoiding the weight penalty of a separate heater.

For extended road use in bad weather, a winter kit is available, comprising a two part glazed windscreen /canopy.

Undoubtedly, the best place to push the Type F to its limits is the race track. Most racing circuits in the UK now offer trackdays - an opportunity to drive your own car at your own pace - without concern for speed limits or oncoming traffic ... and with good safety standards in place.

Trackdays are open to novices and provide an unintimidating introduction to circuit driving.

Although comparisons with the Ariel Atom will always be made, the Deronda has its own unique look. The build quality really has to be seen; the workmanship is first class. ....

.... we were abolishing the Caterhams and single seaters that were also on track at Bruntingthorpe

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When testing the 2004 F400 the Sunday Times said

"acceleration feels savage, exploding away from corners and acquiring three figure speeds seemingly in an instant. It's no less impressive in the corners ."


The model range comprises 200, 250 and 300 bhp versions of the Type F, designated F350, F425 and F500 respectively. The "F" reflects the "formula" racing series which have given the car its fundamental racing layout and suspension design. The number represents power to weight ratio in bhp per tonne.

All models have the standard features listed under "Technical Specifications", subject to these variations:

 

Chassis and Integral Safety Cell

  • Powder coated CDS steel tube chassis.
  • Double side impact protection bars in addition to main chassis tubes.
  • Double roll over hoops - longitudinally braced
  • Front crash structure
  • Rear crash bars
  • Fire extinguisher and external ignition cut-off (optional extra)

Cockpit

  • 6 point 75mm FIA approved harnesses
  • Adjustable pedals, steering column and seat
  • Right or left hand drive - re-configurable by owners
  • Instrumentation - programmable combined analogue tacho/digital speedometer; plus digital oil pressure and water temperature.
  • Warm air control - ducted directly from radiator.

Engine and Transmission

  • VW Audi Group 1.8 litre turbo
  • 5 valves per cylinder
  • 200, 250 or 300bhp, 200, 250 or 300lb ft torque
  • KKK turbocharger with intercooler
  • Electronic throttle control
  • Stainless steel exhaust system
  • VW Audi Group 5 speed manual transaxle gearbox

Suspension

  • Ohlins springs and dampers with adjustable ride height, compression and rebound
  • Pushrod activation of inboard mounted springs/damper units
  • Adjustable front anti-roll bar
  • Adjustable camber and castor
  • Unequal length double wishbones front and rear
  • Cast aluminium lightweight uprights

Brakes

  • AP Racing calipers - four pot front - two pot rear
  • 260mm ventilated discs
  • Twin master cylinders with adjustable front/rear balance

Wheels & Tyres

  • Compomotive CX-R lightweight rims
  • Toyo Proxes T1-R, or R888 road legal track tyres

If you would like to know more about how you could try out the Deronda F400 and build your own then why not call us now........

 

 

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