If you recall, we partnered with Jameson to both help his effort and bring you the opportunity to have your name, image, brand etc on a race car for as little as $10.
These are race-designed cars using a unique and extremely strong space frame chassis, with a Beetle silhouette GRP bodywork. The suspension is a combination of special race and some production-modified units, with Bilstein dampers and powerful brakes.
Even what may look like a serious accident to one corner of the car, can usually be quickly and inexpensively repaired with only external items, like the suspension arms being bent and not the chassis. That’s important for keeping down the costs and getting you back on the track quickly.
Most Fun Cup cars are powered by ultra-reliable, mid-mounted VW/Audi petrol engines, which are 1800cc, 130 bhp and matched to an Audi 5 speed gearbox at the rear. They are ultra-tough and will withstand a huge amount of racing, with little work and they are simple, easy to work on and straight-forward to repair.
However, new and exciting news for the 2009 Fun Cup series and beyond is the introduction of the 1900cc TDI, 160 bhp VW diesel engine. This new initiative is environmentally friendly and more economical with fuel. It is truly a step forward in motorsport worldwide and Fun Cup is proud to be the first series to be actively promoting TDi diesel engines.
The Fun Cup series also has a fleet of twin-seater Fun Cup cars. Passengers can experience the thrill of being driven round a circuit first-hand, by experienced Fun Cup racers, at track days all over the UK. What’s more, in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Ireland, passengers can be experience the adrenaline rush of being taken round the track during an actual race.
Spa 25 Hours
In mid-July, the phenomenal Spa 25 hour race is held at the famous Spa Francorchamps circuit in the beautiful Ardennes Forest. Over 160 Fun Cup teams from all over Europe compete in the world’s longest race. Over 900 Fun Cup drivers take part and more than 30,000 fans travel from near and far to watch the spectacle. For those who compete in the 25 hour race, they will never experience anything quite like this awesome event.
Many believe that the circuit demonstrates the importance of driver skill, more than any other in the world and so, it is no surprise, that many Fun Cup teams from across Europe, flock to the event to battle for their country’s honour. With twists and turns such as the famous Eau Rouge, which launches drivers steeply uphill, combined with the high speed left hand turn of Blanchimont and not forgetting the epic Raidillon, Les Combes, Stavelot and La Source, it is no surprise that there is always a staggering amount of Fun Cup teams competing.