Driver sits lower in car in order to enable lower overall build and to improve fairing in of main roll hoop. This feature both reduces centre of gravity height and reduces frontal area.
- Engine is located right up against the rear cockpit bulkhead, off loading the relatively narrow rear tyres without recourse to an excessively long wheelbase.
- Front (monoshock) and rear spring/damper units mounted at ﬂoor level, again lowering centre of gravity height relative to the standard setup with pushrod operated spring/dampers over the driver’s legs and over the transaxle. Monoshock front saves volume, weight and cost over two-spring setup, and makes corner weight, front droop limit and ride height setup very simple.
- Intermediate bell crank for the front monoshock enables easy and inexpensive adjustment of front spring/damper characteristics without changing spring or damper
- Rear dampers easily accessible for adjustment without need to remove bodywork, rear damper reservoirs located in relatively cool airﬂow.
- Pedal group, steering coloumn and gear shifter quickly adjustable for different drivers
- Master cylinders in pedal group assembly lo-cated behind front bulkhead to prevent intrusion damage in case of frontal collision
- All front-end components requiring servicing located in foot well – minimal bodywork removal required for access
- Engine semi-stressed member: Frees up frame mass to be used for denser chassis triangulation in driver’s compartment for increased stiffness and driver protection – mass of stiff engine put to structural use, and rear end of car can be narrower and smoother for drag reduction