MAN VIII

Chassis

MAN08 Aerodynamics
Mild steel tubular space frame chassis.
7075-T6 aluminium plate rear sub-assembly.
Ergonomic features include adjustable pedal box.
Efficiency maximised using FEA.
Packaging optimised using CAD.
Pre-preg carbon fibre cockpit panels.
Resin-infused carbon fibre nose.
Suspension/Steering

Unequal length, non-parallel, double wishbone setup.
Pushrod actuated four-way adjustable dampers.
Camber change optimised in bump and roll.
Minimal roll centre movement.
Negligable bump steer.
100% Ackermann steering geometry.

Unsprung Mass

Fabricated mild steel uprights.
7075-T6 aluminium hubs.
3 piece aluminium split rims.
CNC Machined 7075-T6 aluminium wheel centres.
Hoosier 18×6-10 R25A Tyres.

Engine

2004 Yamaha R6 600cc.
Bespoke SLS split-plenum air intake.
Bespoke 4-1 ceramic coated exhaust.
Custom radiator, high-flow fan and full use of threaded connectors.
Thermostatically controllable electric water pump.
Custom fuelling system using optimised injectors and adjustable rail pressure.
Custom lubrication system including baffled sump and air-oil cooler.
Bespoke hydraulic clutch.

Drivetrain

Quaife ATB differential internals.
CNC machined 7075-T6 aluminium differential housing.
Vernier scale chain tensioning system.
Custom 7075-T6 aluminium sprockets, 520 chain.
Lightweight tripod joints.

Electronics

DTA E48 EXP ECU.
Steering wheel mounted digital instrumentation.
Military spec connectors used throughout.
Extensive data logging equipment.

Brakes

CNC Machined aluminium brake calipers, 4 pot used at the front, 2 pot at the back.
Custom laser cut stainless steel brake discs.
Driver adjustable brake balance.
Bespoke laser cut aluminium 3 pedal box.