April 10, 2018

We have made a lot of the components for the X1 and we decided to sticky-tape the parts together to see what our baby looks like.

 Larger versions of these pictures can be seen on the X1 pictures page at www.hyperracer.com/x1-pictures

January 16, 2018

Like all the composite parts on the X1, the process of making a part is a 4 step procedure.

1. Design

2. Pattern

3. Mould - soon

4. Part - soon

Part 1. Design - How to build a wing

Above - X1 aero design principles. For a full size picture of the above, go to https://www.hyp...

November 6, 2017

Work is progressing on the bodywork.

GROUND EFFECTS

For 50 years racing cars have utilised wings (inverted airfoils) to increase the levels of grip provided by the tyres. 35 years ago another aerodynamic device called 'ground effects' was introduced.

The 'ground effect' p...

July 23, 2017

For the technically minded we machine the hub from 4140 chrome-moly and use 4130 chrome-moly in 2mm and 4mm plate for the TIG welded upright construction. Weight 2.3kgs.

July 16, 2017

With the X1 'core' chassis locked down on the prototype bench, the next step is the wheel assemblies. This is a major stage in the design process, as decisions made now, will have long ranging consequences on the success of the project.

Track, wheelbase, caster, camber,...

July 9, 2017

Jon and Dean have spent the last few days finalising the suspension and upright design details of the X1.

This picture shows the moment Jon informed Dean that he wanted to fit a 'Polarizer' to the front of the car.

Jon has had some experience with the 'Polarizer', having...

July 3, 2017

I had the pleasure this morning of watching Dean performing some of his artistry with steel tube. He was working on the rear of the X1 chassis, hand notching tube, whilst accounting for tube rotation and bend calculations. Effortless and perfect.

Our goal was to wrap th...

June 29, 2017

Dean waves his magic wand and sticks the chassis together.

Our revolving jig-welding bench allows us to fully weld the chassis before releasing the jig clamps, thereby ensuring a perfectly straight chassis.

June 21, 2017

Hand formed 4130 chrome-moly tubing for the prototype X1 main chassis rails.
With a bit of patience we can produce incredibly accurate curved tubes in low volume.

The mild steel mock-up chassis will be trashed and the chrome-moly chassis will replace it on the prototypi...

June 20, 2017

Here roughing out lower rear suspension pick-ups.

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