The Chevron GR8 test was conducted at the Anglesey Circuit on Friday last week in dry conditions. The car is powered by a Cosworth 2.0 liter engine. It has been conceived for the Chevron GR8 Challenge Series and managed to cover 100 miles during testing, with the company’s aim being to fine-tune and set-up the machine. The next session will be see the company focus on the tires and aerodynamic tweaks.
"When design got under way in earnest early last October, we knew the programme was tight and allowed little or no slack. It was therefore very reassuring to have the development car running complete with bodywork on schedule," said Chevron Racing Cars director Helen Bashford-Malkie.
"We are making excellent progress. Engine and transmission performance is spot-on. Now that we have passed the next testing milestone, the benchmarks are all in place for tire testing and maximising aerodynamic efficiency. Our engineering team and suppliers have been absolutely fantastic. Thanks to their efforts, the first new Chevron coupe for forty years has finally out on the track,” she added.
"Customers who have already placed orders for Chevron GR8 Challenge Series cars - and drivers and teams interested in doing so - are obviously keen to get behind the wheel. Opportunities for private testing are imminent. The production line is up to speed. Seven chassis are ready for bodywork and others are close to completion ready for wiring looms."