Darren's Cosworth Westfield 16:9
This is one of a few videos I made a few years ago.
The car was crashed my its owner whilest out filming fot the day on Dartmoor - England. It then had to be rebuilt with a new chassis supplied by westfield with the old chassis number. The car has since been sold to someone in Germany. Enjoy the vid
Austen Ward Westfield turbo 2.1 Ford Zetec 11.1 Sec at Ultimate Street Car 2006 at Santa Pod in England on road tyres, drove it over 200 miles there and back.
How to kill an R1
Loving the comments! :) Anyways, it is (well was) a Yamaha R1 engine in our Westfield-based rallycar. The datalogging plots said 5-6, even the gear indicator on there changes 5-6 - as said, in updates and description and initial replies, the engine went bang when a rod let go shifting UP.
To answer some other genius comments. Yes, it has a rev limiter, but that isn't going to do a lot when a rod lets go.
The system is using a flatshift, this is a sub 100 millisecond ignition cut to allow flat-out gearchanges. Typically they are better for dogboxes, offloading the gears while shifting giving less wear and a smoother change.
There are plenty of other videos of the car in this account, just search for wr1c!
Seems a lot of debate on the comments. As said in the description below, the engine let go on an upshift. We run full logging on the car and strip the engines ourselves so we know exactly what goes on. If anything is going to break, it's going to break when the engine goes from 14,000rpm to 9,000rpm in about 0.1s, as it did in this case. A weak engine, with the remnants of a rod in the engine bay afterwards. The fact the engine jumped out of gear earlier in the lap was an indication it was on it's way out... cheers!
Graeme Finlayson, testing the semi-auto paddleshift. Destroying an engine.
A weak rod deciding to let go during a flat shift resulting in 24,000rpm and a dead engine...
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Sabine at the ring, tuned Porsche GT2 vs Caterham CSR260
Hmmmmm, the one circuit where a fettled GT2 with a sequential would smash a high powered (yet windscreened !) caterham and Sabine manages to draw ! Walter Röhrl has managed 7.42 here in a 415ps GT3 and i can't see a stock CSR260 being any quicker than that .... Staged TV nonsense, but fun to watch nevertheless. And its laughable how if a woman can drive she suddenly becomes Emmanuelle Beart & makes all men weak at the knees.... look closely, objectively & ignore the opposite lock: definitely a 7-pinter !
Westfield Sport Turbo Stage 1
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Steve Garner Westfield Megabusa Turbo Lydden 4th June 11 Race 2.wmv
First meeting with turbo on car, getting used to the different characteristics of nearly 100hp more power and double the torque!
Running in 2nd in class but alloy Exhaust boss melts and silencer comes off. I get black flagged but everything looks promising!
Sorry driving is a bit rusty, I haven't raced for six months while I build the car.