Formula E

Formula E

Formula E has been used for two different types of formula racing.

One was basically Formula Ford with 1600 cc engines and outboard suspension. Formula E had a particularly strong following in Northern England.

Formula E is also used as a class in kart racing. There it is a 250 cc unlimited class.

Formula E is also a class of open wheel racing within the SCCA. It is also known as Formula SCCA. The true name of the car is a Van Diemen DP06. It is built by Van Diemen, which is part of Elan Motorsports. The car is distributed by SCCA Enterprises.It is powered by a 2.3 liter Mazda inline four cylinder motor. The car is eligible in SCCA as a Formula Enterprise (FE). The car also has a separate set of bodywork that makes it closed wheel. With this bodywork it is eligible in SCCA as a C sports racer (CSR) and also in the L3 class of IMSA Lites.

Formula Enterprise Car SpecsDrive Train

* 2.3 Liter sealed Mazda engine
* Alloy head and block
* Twin cam, 16 valve
* Torque = 170 at 4,700 rpm
* Estimated 175+ Horsepower
* Electronic fuel ignition by MBE
* Elite sequential gearbox - 5 speed.
* 1st = 2.41
* 3rd = 1.50
* 4th = 1.22
* Final drive = 2.75
* No ratio changes


Advanced push rod activated system operating on wide based oval section wishbones with the latest anti-intrusion bar requirements. Alloy casting, heat treated uprights with large diameter angular contact bearings. Front anti-sway bars fully adjustable. Four (4) shock system – sealed Bilstein non-adjustableChassis

Multi tubular steel spaceframe extensively braced in the cockpit and footwell areas. GCR compliant.Bodywork

Formula 1 design features of a high nose, deep side pods and an engine cover with an air intake encompassing the roll hoopBrakes

* Lightweight double acting calipers * 10-1/2" diameter discs all around * Cockpit adjustable bias


Front: 8 x 13 by OZ Rear: 10 x 13 by OZTires

* Hoosier R45 compound spec racing slicks * Front: 21.5" x 7.5" x 13.0 in. * Rear: 22.0 in x 10.0 in x 13.0 in. * Marked set for qualifying and race. * Rain tires.


* Wheel base: 102.5 * Front track: 58.5 * Rear track: 55 * Weight: Formula – 1250 lbs. Minimum with driver * Sports Racer – 1385 lbs. Minimum with driver


* Formula Car: * Rear wing: Two upper elements, lower element mounted on gearbox * Bottom: Flat (no ground effects)


* Detachable steering wheel * Van Diemen rack and pinion unit * Dry cell battery * On-board 2.5 kg fire system * Six point safety harness * Fuel tank mounted behind the driver’s seat – 7 gallon * Twin high efficiency aluminum radiators with low drag coefficients housed singularly in each side pod

FE National Champions2006: Brandon Aleckson2007: Mark Eaton2008: TBD

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