Scarbo Vintage F1

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Do you think Formula 1 used to be more dangerous, entertaining and interesting? Would you like to be in a racing car of the 60s, when the outcome of the race was much more dependent on the pilot than on the computer? That’s when formula 1 cars became lighter and more powerful than ever before. It was a time when enormous power was transferred to impressively wide wheels, and the era of aerodynamics had not yet arrived. Thanks to California-based Scarbo Vintage, you have the opportunity to experience emotions close to those of a Formula 1 driver in the ’60s.

Joe Scarbo, founder and director of Scarbo Vintage, in an interview with Jeff Francis (owner of Speed Journal YouTube channel and website) said that when he was a kid he had a picture of a ’67 Ferrari 312 hanging in his room. I think a car like F1 could only be created by such an enthusiast in love with his work. I myself found out about Scarbo Vintage company thanks to their new model – SV Raptor. Gathering information about that car I realized that this is a manufacturer that produces cars for the soul and emotions. Gathering information about F1 I was convinced of my speculations.
The Scarbo Vintage SV Rover is not approved for public roads. It is a racing car, and can you imagine driving a Formula 1 car on public roads? This is a car where the engine is mounted just behind the back and head of the driver. As you can see, it only has one seat, which is normal for a car. Every F1 is hand-built, and hand-built cars always have a high price tag. The F1 runs on regular, non-racing gasoline that you can buy at a regular gas station.

The price and value of the Scarbo Vintage F1.

Those who want to save money can assemble Scarbo Vintage F1 with their own hands. The basic kit with the least powerful engine with 430 horsepower costs 79 500$. The already assembled car will cost 112 thousand dollars. A kit with the most powerful engine costs $117,500. An assembled car with a 525 horsepower engine costs $172,400.
The configuration of the Scarbo Vintage F1 is worth specifying. On the company’s website I saw a price tag of 250 thousand dollars.

Design and photo Scarbo Vintage F1.

Depending on the modification, dressed on a tubular frame, the body can be made of: – fiberglass, aluminum and carbon fiber. Fiberglass bodywork will be the cheapest, aluminum is the most ’60s-inspired, and carbon fiber provides strength and lightness.
The front air intake can have headlights that only become visible when turned on. Just behind the back of the seat is a safety arc. Gold-colored wheel rims are produced by forging technology, by a Spanish company – Braid.

Just looking at the photo of Scarbo Vintage F1 you can see the suspension arms, smooth tires – slicks and small mirrors of round shape.
Pay attention to the exhaust system of the muffler, in which 8em runner manifolds pass into one, short pipe. Just from the photo, you can see the eight-throttle air intake system. These are all attributes of a real, race car.

The equipment of the Scarbo Vintage F1.

As it should be on a racing car, the steering wheel (Sparco covered with alcantara) is quickly and easily removed. This allows access to the seating area. Sparco lettering can also be seen on the seat belts. The manual gearbox lever is mounted to the right of the seat, as it was on the cars of those years. To the left of the seat is a fire extinguisher, the expediency of which on a racing car is quite high.

The only attribute of modernity, which can be seen from the driver’s seat, is the dashboard monitor. Probably the creators of the bolide considered that in this detail readability and informativeness are more important than ancient canons. A narrow strip of windshield works on aerodynamics and should take away from the pilot’s helmet small debris such as leaves or dust.

Engine and specifications of the Scarbo Vintage F1.

The most powerful of the engines on offer is the GM LS Small Block, which produces 525 horsepower with a displacement of 6.2 liters. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The box is installed on the scheme transaxle, behind the engine. The rear differential is self-locking, which helps the tires grip the road better under hard acceleration. The engine itself weighs 1,300 pounds. Less powerful of the offered, powertrains have 430 and 480 horsepower. The car is equipped with disc brakes – Wildwood.

Such a car not only allows you to feel like a racer. You can buy F1 in the form of spare parts, then the car will have to collect yourself, and this may appeal to enthusiasts who are fond of such techniques.

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