This is the “super saloon” any engine in any vehicle class, ideal for those who want to experiment with various engine & body shell combinations. If you want you can even fit 2 engines! Any body shell – i.e. saloon, hatchback, van or pick up, may be used to produce a Rear Wheel Drive vehicle.
The engine or engines must be of a minimum or combined cc of 1421 and of a free maximum cc capacity, multi-valve engines are allowed. There are unlimited tuning modifications allowed, the engine / gearbox / transaxle / axle need not be original or fitted in its original position.
Class 7 cars consist of a multitude of body shell types with 1.8, 2.O SOHC & DOHC/V6/V8 engines mainly midmounted or twin 1.0 / 1. I / 1.2 motorbike engine & gearbox units chain or gear driven onto a common drive shaft.
This is the most spectacular of the saloon classes and is very popular with the spectators for its action packed racing. Bodushells used can be Peugeots Novas, Fiestas Renault Clios or even old or new-style Minis with the engines and gearboxes not necessarily being of the type originally fitted or even in the position the original vehicle manufacturer intended or imagined.
CLASS 8, 9 & 10
These are vehicles with a steel tube space frame chassis, either home constructed or professionally built, divided into three classes by the application of an engine capacity and/or engine type limit.
The specials are strongly built to withstand a collision or roll over, but are not fitted with bumper bars as deliberate contact is definitely not allowed.
There are unlimited tuning modifications allowed, the engine / gearbox / transaxle / axle types are free according to each class cc limit and specification. Specials are fitted with a multitude of engine types with 1.0, 1. 1, 1.3 Motorcycle, 1.3 / 1.4 SOHC & DOHC engines or 1.8, 2.0 SOHC & DOHC engines or 2.1, 2.5 DOHC / 2.8, 3.0 V6 / 3.5, 4.0 & 5.Oltr V8 engines, mainly being mid or rear mounted to a Hewland / Renault VW gearbox or direct drive.
All of the special classes are very popular with the spectators. Many are geared to achieve speeds of 100 Mph!