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Colin McRae R4

Colin McRae R4

Colin McRae R4

Year 2006
Engine 2.5 litre N/A 4 cylinder
Transmission 6 speed / auto or manual / 2 or 4 WD
Max speed -
0-60 mph -
Horsepower 350 bhp
weight -

1995 World Rally champion Colin McRae chose the 2006 Goodwood Festival of Speed to unveil the McRae R4.

The McRae R4 was designed for use in rallying, rally cross, circuit racing and ice racing events. And possibly in a one-make race series.

The R4 was conceived at the beginning of 2005. The intention was to create a car capable of thrilling the spectators as much as the driver. The team aims to make the R4 a cheaper alternative to WRCs (World Rally Cars) with significantly lower running costs. Although with an estimated base price of $240,000 it's far from cheap.

Designed by Colin McRae and Dave Plant and built by DJM Race Preparation, the McRae R4’s chassis is based on a steel safety cage with carbon paneling front and rear, and a steel-covered cockpit area. Suspension consists of twin wishbones with Proflex dampers. The body styling has been done by Keith Burden and Tom Webster.

The engine is a normally-aspirated 4 cylinder, 2.5 litre Millington Diamond Engine producing 350 BHP. Transmission is via a six-speed gearbox, manual or semi-auto, and by mechanical front and rear differentials with the option of mechanical or active central differential. The car can be produced in either 2 or 4 wheel drive formats.

UPDATED - After the death of Colin McRae in 2007 in a helicopter crash the McRae R4 project has stalled. Hopefully it's just a pause.

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