Frequently asked questions
No pit crew are required.
A custom built trailer is available for the X1 Hyper Racer.
Chassis without motor
We do not supply the X1 as a kit.
Yes - you can modify your Hyper.
The lap record at Winton Motor Raceway Australia is a 1:18.9 set by a WOLF GB08.
The X1-195 laps all day at 1:18.2.
Chassis suits any motorcycle engine with electric start.
Hyper Racer has a wealth of experience in the use of Chrome-moly, having built over 600 race chassis using 4130 tube.
Chrome-moly was introduced mid-way through the last century and has been the material of choice for leading race car and aircraft manufactures of the modern era. Modern F/Fords are built of chrome-moly. Prior to the 'composite materials' era, tube fabricated chassis and suspension components on F1 and Indy cars were built using Chrome-moly. Modern space frame aircraft, including aerobatic aircraft such as the Pitts Special and the stunning Red Bull Air Race Zivko Edge 540, are built with Chrome-moly.
Despite the proven performance superiority and durability of Chrome-moly, some amateur race car builders still use mild steel to build their race car chassis. This is either because they lack the relevant technical knowledge, or worse, are on a money saving exercise at the expense of the drivers safety.
Will I fit
The X1 cockpit will accommodate drivers from 160cm (5’2” ) to 190cm (6’2”) and up to 110 kgs (240lbs).
The X1 Hyper Racer complies with the FIA Formula Libre Technical Specifications and can compete in any series or event that caters for Formula Libre, such as Open Class Racing, Time Attack, Hillclimb, Super Sprints and general Track Days.
Formula Libre (also known as "Formule Libre") is a set of rules allowing a wide variety of types, ages and makes of purpose-built racing cars to compete "head to head". The name translates to "Free Formula" – in Formula Libre races the only regulations typically govern basics such as safety equipment. The concept is arguably the oldest in motor racing
Racing purists have come to embrace Formula Libre as an alternative to the increasing preponderance of spec racing series, and many of competitors' vehicles are cars orphaned by discontinued spec series.
The X1 Hyper Racer has been designed to provide maximum performance at an affordable price. The X1 Hyper Racer complies with FIA safety standards and more. However as Formula Libre is a free formula, we have taken the best race design concepts of the last 40 years and combined these ideas with the latest technology and marerials, to built an incredibly light, full-on ground effects, race weapon. This is a car that, at many tracks, will be able to challenge for the outright lap records.
We do not offer test drives.
Styling Design - Jon Crooke , Dean Crooke and Johannes Collopy
The design stylist’s responsibility is the form of the car, while the function of the car is the responsibility of the design engineer. Neither form nor function presides over the other - they are co-dependent. The world of race car designer’s is a complicated one. Many disciplines must be mastered before a successful outcome can be achieved.
For the design stylist there are the disciplines of aerodynamics, safety, component packaging, ergonomics and aesthetics.
In the discipline of chassis dynamics the design engineer must consider, amongst other things, chassis rigidity, wheelbase, front and rear track, suspension pick-up points, suspension travel, weight bias, ride height, roll centres, anti dive, anti roll, wishbone length, camber, caster, KPI, tow, Ackerman, scrub radius, spring rates, shock damping, bump stops, bell crank ratios, shock linkages and steering ratio.
From the public's perspective, in the early days of the new cars life, the design stylists contribution is the most influential part of the equation. A soundly engineered but ugly car will not sell, whereas a poorly engineered but good looking car will, until its mechanical inadequacies are revealed.
So the goal is the design of a breathtakingly beautiful AND brilliantly engineered car ... well that's the dream.
Automotive design is essentially the process of creating an object - or a related group of objects - be it a headlight, a piston or an entire car. In almost every area the design stylist and the design engineer must work closely together. In the case of a headlight for example, the design engineer must produce a headlight that conforms to a strict set of lighting criteria - the function - and the design stylist must integrate the shape of the headlight into the overall design theme of the car - the form. Each design team must consult the other throughout the entire process. This consulting process, more often than not, is fraught with danger. A design engineer who has run out of ideas and cannot re-design his component packaging in line with the stylists design, can leave the design stylist nowhere to go and vice versa.
In most car companies the conceptual designer(s) envision a vehicle and the engineers then provide a basic structure while the stylists work the proportions around that structure. From the stylists point of view, great car design is a synergy between proportion, the surfaces and the graphics. The engineers foundation chassis can, in many cases, adversely compromise the stylists work and the finished vehicles design. So it is important that in the early design stages the engineers and stylists work together to arrive at a base package that addresses the brief. At this point the proportions and hard points are established and the stylists then work the surfaces and graphics around that structure.
And what if the design engineers and the design stylists were the same people?
Dean and Jon Crooke are just that - both design engineers and design stylists - and 'pro' race car drivers. This unique design pair are able to simultaneously engineer, style and test drive a car along its journey from concept to race car.
It's rare that a car design makes the journey from sketch pad to showroom without its essential essence in some way being diluted. The design journey of the X1 Hyper Racer has been the antithesis of the traditional process, with the final product design exceeding all expectations. The result is a motor vehicle that exceeds all its engineering and performance goals and looks even better than the original design concept. A breakthrough design that is fast and affordable.
X1 Hyper Racer
X1 Hyper Racer
How to purchase
Our cars are built to order. Currently dispatch is 12 months from order. We do not carry stock.
Where can I buy
You can order a car or cars directly from the factory in Melbourne, Australia.
Prices can be found on this website here.
Our cars are built to order.