The Revolution A-One has received several upgrades for its 2020 production run.
This news comes after four victories in the 2019 UK Sports Prototype Cup, leading to Revolution redesigning multiple aspects of their lightweight 480hp/tonne race car.
The FIA-approved carbon fibre chassis is practically identical, with the bulk of the changes being made to the aerodynamics.
The goal in mind with the 2020 A-One is to improve downforce, steering feedback, and balance for an improved driving experience.
With the addition of a revised front diffuser and second rear wing, the aerodynamic grip has increased from four to six kilonewtons of downforce when taking corners over 110mph.
The 2020 A-One will also feature new Gurney flaps, dive planes, and wing endplates to allow more fine-tuning of the car’s balance. Downforce has also seen a significant improvement with these bodywork additions.
These aero changes combined with Revolution’s 3.7-litre V6 powertrain are proving beneficial at a variety of tracks.
Rob Wheldon, European Le Mans Series LMP3 driver, tested the new model at Silverstone; “This 2020 package is the result of all the work Revolution have been doing over the last year and in more favourable conditions will easily lap Silverstone in less than 2 minutes.”
To put these achievements into perspective, this 2020 A-One is faster than the top GT3 times recorded in the British GT Championship.
Revolution also tested the at the Gedlich Racing GT Winter Series at Ascari, Spain. Here James Abbott took 1st place beating a field of GT3, GT4, and rival Radical entries.
Following this successful racing season, production of the 2020 A-One is now underway.
The Race Series
The car will feature in its own one-make class within the Sports Prototype Cup.
The ‘Revolution Trophy’ features 13 rounds at six circuits, including Spa-Francorchamps, Circuit Paul Ricard at Le Castellet, and Silverstone.
The production run is set to deliver a grid of twelve cars for the April 25th WEC support race with further 2020 A-Ones being built throughout the season.
Revolution Managing Director, Phil Abbott, is confident in the changes; “The Revolution A-One is aimed at the market between Radical Challenge and LMP3 Le Mans Cup pace but we are also focused on keeping to the ethos of ensuring the A-One is forgiving and easy-to-drive for a wide range of professional and amateur drivers. After the first tests, we decided to raise performance levels to be firmly between club-level cars with older safety technology and higher-level LMP cars. Much of our test work has been around achieving pace with a user-friendly feel and feedback. Our test drivers, ranging from LMP3 winners to less experienced club drivers, gave great insight allowing us to sign off the 2020 package with confidence.
“It was also important to ensure the A-One is easy to run for a club-level team. We increased engine power to 380bhp without compromising the long service life of 10,000km between rebuilds.”
The opening two rounds of the Revolution Trophy take place at Donnington Park on Easter Saturday (April 11th) as part of the Sports Prototype Cup.