Dunlop Motorsport tyres have been chosen as original equipment for the new Revolution sports car.
The all-new track and race car brings Le Mans Prototype technology to the customer racing and track-day market. Featuring an advanced carbon-fibre chassis and cutting-edge technology, the dramatically styled car has been developed by Revolution Racecars, a new company with a wealth of experience in this field.
The Revolution has a power to weight ratio of 440 bhp per tonne, with power coming from its dry-sump Ford 3.7-litre V6 engine. The bodywork not only looks dramatic, but it is designed for a purpose -it generates high levels of downforce which is transferred to the track through the Dunlop racing tyres.
The car is the brainchild of Phil Abbott, one of the co-founders of Radical Sportscars.
“Race car technology has advanced immeasurably over the last couple of decades along with tools available to design and develop them, and it’s now possible to bring these advancements to a larger market,” said Abbott. “A Le Mans inspired car requires tyres that have been proven at the highest levels of endurance racing. That’s why we chose Dunlop – the most successful tyre of the Le Mans 24h.”
In addition to 34 Le Mans 24 hours wins, Dunlop are the most successful tyre manufacturer in customer prototype racing. In the LMP2 category, the last eight Le Mans 24 hours have been won on Dunlop, as has every round of the current FIA World Endurance Championship season.
“This track record in prototype racing made Dunlop a natural choice for a car with such a high level of cornering performance. In addition to a durable, high performing tyre that gives great driver feedback, Dunlop also offer first class trackside support for our customers,” said Abbott.
Dunlop will supply dry and wet weather options in 200/580R15 front and 265/605R16 rear sizes.
“We have worked with the team behind Revolution Racecars for many years on other successful projects,” said Michael Butler of Dunlop Motorsport. “We have provided technical support since the early stages of this project because we see the potential for this car to be game-changer in customer prototype racing. The performance of the car is as dramatic as the styling and we look forward to the first race.”
Production cars will be sold to teams racing in global sportscar championships such as the European VdeV Championship and the UK Sports Prototype Cup, the latter of which will feature a dedicated class for Revolution cars.