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BTCC NGTC Specifications

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Engine:

  • 300+bhp 2-litre turbo-charged direct-injection engine with 'fly by wire' throttle control.
  • Low cost to develop, build, buy and maintain – either by teams and/or race engine-builders developing their own, or through lease/purchase of the TOCA-BTCC engine
  • Engine can be sourced from a manufacturers broad 'family' range, including subsidiary marques under their effective control.
  • Over-boost function and increased power output from 2013.

Drivetrain:

  • Xtrac 6 speed sequential-shift gearbox.
  • AP Racing carbon clutch.
  • Drive-train layout (i.e. front or rear wheel drive) as per base vehicle.

Suspension:

  • Full front sub-frame incorporating suspension, brakes, transmission and engine location that attaches to specified roll cage locations. Multi-adjustable double wishbone suspension with coil-over dampers.
  • Rear sub-frame that attaches to specified roll cage locations. Multi-adjustable double wishbone suspension with coil-over dampers.

Bodyshell:

  • 2,3,4 or 5 door of a minimum 4.4m length. (2 or 3 door cars must share the same basic body profile as the 4/5 door model).
  • Equalised width of 1875mm
  • Specified front aerodynamic device incorporating flat floor, apertures for radiator, brake cooling ducts, intercooler and side exits.
  • Specified rear wing profile
  • Stylised front & rear wheel-arch extensions.
  • Increased driver protection
  • Side exhaust permitted
  • 80 litre fuel tank
  • Base vehicle must be freely on sale in the UK through the manufacturers normal dealer network
  • Base vehicle weights, for front and rear-wheel drive, to be determined.

Wheels/Tyres:

  • Specified 18” centre-lock wheel
  • Dunlop: 245 x 650 x R18

Brakes:

  • AP Racing specified package
  • AP Racing specified pedal-box

Electronics:

  • Cosworth Electronics specified package incorporating ECU, dash, data-logging and scrutineering logger.
  • Data channels limited to 16.
  • Common power management box and switch panels
  • Common wiring loom design

Target Price:

Complete car, less engine: £100,000
Engine: £25,000  5-10% price-shift possible, depending on final components used by each team

Introduction: Eligible from 2011. Performance parity will be maintained with current S2000 cars until 2013, after which time the performance level of the NGTC car will be increased.

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