Special Feature : NGTC technical specifications
Fri 9th April 2010 The technical specification for NGTC (Next Generation Touring Cars) includes front- and rear-wheel drive as well a '300bhp+' turbo-charged engine.
NGTC technical overview:
300+bhp 2-litre turbo-charged direct-injection engine with fly by wire throttle control.
Low cost to develop, build, buy and maintain either by teams and/or race engine-builders developing their own, or through lease/purchase of the TOCA-BTCC engine
Engine can be sourced from a manufacturers broad family range, including subsidiary marques under their effective control.
Over-boost function and increased power output from 2013.
Xtrac 6 speed sequential-shift gearbox.
AP Racing carbon clutch.
Drive-train layout (i.e. front or rear wheel drive) as per base vehicle.
Full front sub-frame incorporating suspension, brakes, transmission and engine location that attaches to specified roll cage locations. Multi-adjustable double wishbone suspension with coil-over dampers.
Rear sub-frame that attaches to specified roll cage locations. Multi-adjustable double wishbone suspension with coil-over dampers.
2,3,4 or 5 door of a minimum 4.4m length. (2 or 3 door cars must share the same basic body profile as the 4/5 door model).
Equalised width of 1875mm
Specified front aerodynamic device incorporating flat floor, apertures for radiator, brake cooling ducts, intercooler and side exits.
Specified rear wing profile
Stylised front & rear wheel-arch extensions.
Increased driver protection
Side exhaust permitted
80 litre fuel tank
Base vehicle must be freely on sale in the UK through the manufacturers normal dealer network
Base vehicle weights, for front and rear-wheel drive, to be determined.
Specified 18 centre-lock wheel
Dunlop: 245 x 650 x R18
AP Racing specified package
AP Racing specified pedal-box
Cosworth Electronics specified package incorporating ECU, dash, data-logging and scrutineering logger.
Data channels limited to 16.
Common power management box and switch panels
Common wiring loom design
Target Price: Complete car, less engine: £100,000*
* 5-10% price-shift possible, depending on final components used by each team
Eligible from 2011. Performance parity will be maintained with current S2000 cars until 2013, after which time the performance level of the NGTC car will be increased.