Reynard returns with low-cost car
|By Ben Anderson||Thursday, January 8th 2009, 12:56 GMT|
Renowned constructor Adrian Reynard will return to motorsport in 2009 with a new customer sportscar set to compete in the British national racing scene.
Reynard, whose company was responsible for race-winning chassis in several major single-seater categories including Champ Car during the 1990s before going bankrupt in 2002, has relaunched the brand with the announcement at Autosport International.
He has spent the past year designing and building the car in secret and plans to launch it into the low-cost racing market - offering it ready-built to customers or in kit form.
The Reynard Inverter broke cover at Autosport International today and Reynard plans to race the car himself later this season.
The car is also road legal - making it the first ever Reynard road car - and is claimed to be capable of producing Formula One levels of downforce during cornering as well as running upside down at 100mph.
Speaking at the launch of his new car, Reynard said: "I thought it would be really good to design a car again and I wanted to make something for the bottom of the motorsport ladder. I wanted to build something that could give a unique driving experience at low cost."