The Car

New Zealand’s premier single-seater category is the fastest and most competitive class in New Zealand.

Toyota FT-60

New Zealand’s premier single-seater category is the fastest and most competitive class in New Zealand.

The new FT-60 - the third car the series will have used in a championship that stretches back 15 years - is a state-of-the-art racing machine that is more like a scaled down Formula One car than either of the two previous machines, the FT-40 and the FT-50.

Designed like the previous two series cars by Italian manufacturer Tatuus, the chassis is similar to that used in other global junior formulae, but will use a new engine that will pack a powerful 285 horsepower (200 kW) making it one of the best performing junior cars on the FIA’s recognised pathway to Formula One.

The new car features all of the recent key safety initiatives developed by the FIA in conjunction with Formula One. The design incorporates a ‘halo’ driver protection system to protect the driver from side, top and frontal impact from debris in an accident and also features the very latest in side and front impact technology in the chassis itself. Twin wheel tethers are included in the design to prevent wheels flying off in the event of a crash, another feature straight out of Formula One. The car has undergone 36 controlled crash tests in the laboratory to ensure it meets the highest standards of safety in the sport today.

Car Specification

  • CHASSIS Monocoque carbon, FIA, F3 Manufactured by Tatuus SRL, Milan, Italy
  • ENGINE Toyota 8AR-FTS, two litre, turbocharged, direct injection, 285hp
  • ELECTRONICS ECU and data acquisition by MoTeC
  • GEARBOX Sadev SL-R 82 six speed gearbox with LSD and Magneti
    Marelli, paddle shift gear change
  • SAFETY ‘Halo’ driver protection system, Side pod cones & Front anti intrusion panel 
  • FRONT & REAR SUSPENSION Double wishbone with pushrods
  • DAMPERS SupaShock 2 Way Adjustable
  • BRAKE DISCS Brembo Calipers, TM Discs & Brembo Pads
  • WHEEL RIMS Front: Aluminium 10″ x 13″/ Rear: Aluminium 12″ x 13″
  • TYRES Hankook Front: 230/560 Rear: 280/580
  • WEIGHT 690kg approx (with driver)

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