Prototype Racecar Build/Development Technician

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Sevenoaks, Kent / UK | Race Mechanics
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Organisation
Quaife
Reference
VAC-4154
Location
Sevenoaks, Kent / UK
Salary / Benefits
£50,000 - £100,000 dependent on experience
Contract Type

We are looking for an experienced  Prototype Racecar Build/Development Technician to lead the build, testing and development of the most exciting projects we have ever started. We want you to come with us on this journey to build one of the fastest 2 seater cars in the world. You will need a wide range of experience in high level motorsport in order to help to run this project and you will be involved from day one in setting up the new workshop to initial build of the car, testing, development and racing.

The aim with this new project is to go to a whole new level, we want to prove that we can build one of the fastest 4 wheeled two seater cars in the world. The car has been in design for the last 2 years and every part has been meticulously designed in house. There have been countless hours of development that have gone into all aspects of the design alone. Full Analysis has taken place to ensure each component is as light as possible whilst still retaining the required strength for the loads we are expecting to see. A huge percentage of the parts of the car are custom and one off including the chassis, uprights, gearbox, engine, wheel bearings, wheels, hubs, exhaust, inlet, coolers, suspension, body… the list goes on.

The car will be run initially in the UK time attack to compete against cars such as gobstopper 3. The UK time attack is one of the least regulated championships meaning that we have the ability to design the ultimate 2 seater.

The basic spec of the car is as follows:

  • Engine – Bespoke Twin turbo Hartly V8 with over 900bhp with bespoke PWR cooling system
  • Electronics – Full Motec control of engine and multiple sensors on the car including, brake temps, tyre temps, damper pots,etc
  • Transmission – Structural 6 Speed paddleshift Quaife Transaxle through Pankl driveshafts
  • Suspension – Multimatic 5 way adjustable dampers
  • Brakes – Full carbon/carbon bespoke from Brembo
  • Body – 15CDV6 tubular chassis with full Carbon Body and integrated front and rear crash boxes
  • Uprights - Full billet Aluminium Lithium uprights with custom ceramic bearings
  • Aero – Full aero with over 3000kgs of downforce
  • Wheels – custom OZ racing

 

We want this car to showcase what we can achieve. We have always been known as a company who produces product for clubman to semi-professional drivers and we want to show the world that we can do much more. The car may end up going to other parts of the world for events once running. The project initially we be a 3-4 year project however who knows where it could end up.

The car will be built in a new building specifically built for this project. The successful candidate will be required be able to use their previous experience to build and develop the car.

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