Reyland mondeo returns

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The reyland mondeo has been out of action for a few years now but it's on it's way back:-

VERY old mag article
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it got damaged at a track day years ago and sat at the back of the workshop ever since gathering dust

here it is giving clarkson a beating

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the aerodynamic shape should mean it hits a good top speed this time!
 
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opps, was it a bad crash?

i remember reading about that amazing slipper mobile years ago, a pretty fantastic creation.

any idea on the history of the car since those articles?
 
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Ish said:
it got damaged at a track day years ago.

here it is giving clarkson a beating

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the aerodynamic shape should mean it hits a good top speed this time!

i suppose it beats clarkson et al in those pics due to being 4wd. what was the claimed power output?
 

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opps, was it a bad crash?

i remember reading about that amazing slipper mobile years ago, a pretty fantastic creation.

any idea on the history of the car since those articles?

history was that the 500 bhp engine was sold to a guy from scotland and replaced with a baby 330 bhp engine and then it got damaged at a track day and it wasn't touched again until last week
 
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real shame for that to happen to a car with such history. is it going back to the previous spec or is it going to be a whole new project?
 

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afaik it's going to have an old school t4 turbo, 8 inj 500 bhp engine in it and just used for some fun. It's not going to be anywhere near the spec of the escort.

It should do some ok times i think as mondeos are supposed to be pretty aerodynamic ;)
 
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Dont be daft, EVERYONE on the gumball drives the same - never heard of Alex Roy?
He isn't being daft, whilst they weren't banned (i don't think), they have been penalised heavily by their entrance fee being dramatically increased.

At least thats IIRC.
 

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What about the Mrk 1 escort you have build pictures on here a long long time ago.........?

Just wondering as that made me soil my pants!

So planning to do the gumball/cannonball with the new L00NEY car?

that was a mates mk1. the car looks the same as when i last posted pics of it. he has done some track days etc since then and went on the rollers. i posted the graph on here


as for the gumball the entrance costs are horrendous now so i doubt they would do it gain BUT they havn't been banned from it nor have they had their entrance fees increased. penski & paradigm you need to get more reliable sources for your information!!
 
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Theres always the Cannonball 8000 (which has just been to Prague), much much cheaper on the entry fee and doesnt seem to be so "hardcore" if you know what I mean.

Still, car is looking awesome - as always from Reyland!!
 
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