Our V6 quad cam aerodynamic road rocket.
| The Nota F1 is a lightweight, mid-engined roadster of
exceptional performance and road-holding.
Having the engine and gearbox mounted transversely behind the driver
capsule means that there is more space than usual in the passenger compartment.
It is an evolution of the Nota Fang,
the Fang's big sister you might say, or as it’s been dubbed “the Fang on steroids.”
The F1 is about as close to a formula car as you can get and be road
registrable. It has been designed from the ground up as a true excitement machine
utilizing all the latest technology to construct it but also making it user
friendly for day to day driving.
The F1 starts off with a high tensile space frame which is bonded to a
carbon fibre tub with composite alloy phenyl resin matrix bulkheads.
It has adjustable aircraft oval
wishbones with push rod springing and alloy shocks. It is clad in an
aerodynamically shaped composite fibre glass, Kevlar and carbon fibre body. The
body, whilst slim in section, has a large cockpit for its occupants as there is no
engine/gearbox or associated tunnelling intruding into it.
It is now offered
with the Toyota Aurion engine, either naturally aspirated or supercharged
and intercooled. Both versions gives the F1, which only weighs
around 700kg, phenomenal performance.
See what the press says about the Nota F1.
Nota F1 in the inaugural Dutton Rally
Nota F1 in standard road trim powered by Toyota V6
The Nota F1's specifications are open to individual
tailoring to meet your specific requirements, be it for road or track, or a
combination of both.
All road going production Notas are made to comply with existing and
foreseeable Australian Design Rules.
Toyota Aurion Engine with Nota exhaust and intake system 220kW or
Toyota Aurion supercharged with Nota intercooling, exhaust and intake
systems giving 300kW plus.
Both of these engines use the 6 speed Tiptronic sequential gearbox.
The aerodynamics form a vital part of the car and determine the shape
of the F1. To get the best out of the car, a small frontal area was of
paramount importance along with its ground effects and light weight. To make it road usable it was considered that front splitters would
present problems, so the nose curves up from the front axle line, which
makes it more user friendly and also gets the air under the car and
along the flat bottom to the rear diffuser/venturi for the ground
effect system. To counter any lift the revised nose bottom might have on
the car, a through the nose internal wing is used. This is then
complimented with side air intakes for the twin radiators which also
incorporate exit air rushing over internal wings. Finally the engine
cover has a rear wing attached to it. The tub sides are usually painted
black or left in carbon fibre.
The chassis has a high tensile tubular space frame, with a CAMS approved
braced roll bar, bonded to a carbon fibre tub, which is further
stiffened by using composite alloy/phenyl resin bulkheads. All in all a
very stiff chassis has been achieved and one which has excellent anti-intrusion strength in the case of an accident. It is also set up to give
the car a low polar moment weight distribution, the main mass being very
close to the centre of gravity. Further, the fuel load is carried on the
C of G so the depleting fuel mass doesn’t change the point of
balance. Finally the chassis is very light, weighing under 60kgs.
The Nota F1 uses 4 wheel ventilates discs which can be supplied with twin master
cylinder, adjustable braking or boosted braking. Optional callipers are
Power to Weight:
The naturally aspirated Aurion engined F1 develops 220kW in a car
weighing 680kg giving 3.09kg/kW.
The F1 with the intercooled & supercharged Aurion has over 300kW and
weighs 720kg giving better than 2.4kg/kW.
To put that into perspective the power to weight ratio of a Ferrari 430
and the Lamborghini Gallardo are around 4.1kg/kW.
[Note the final weights of the F1, Ferrari and Lambo depend upon options
fitted to the cars.]
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