The Supersport Mk2 is only sold “race ready”. What do we mean by “race ready”? We mean that you literally can take delivery of the Supersport Mk2 and after spending the delivery day with us, take the car to the track and race it with all the tools to do well at your disposal.
A modern race car is a very complex machine. The brain of that machine is the electronics. The Supersport Mk2 is equipped with a state of the art Life Racing Electronics package, including the F88 GDI4 engine control unit, the PDU 32 power control unit, and a nifty touch pad switch panel. Being truly race ready we include a full software suite providing professional level data analysis. The Life Racing software is easy to learn and is capable of helping the driver and engineer answer all those questions that ultimately make the car and drive one running fast lap times consistently at every track.
The screenshot shows an example of a driver page. Vehicle speed, gear, engine rpm, throttle position, brake pressure, and longitude and latitude g-forces, along with oil pressure are shown on this screen. The ability to reference the track map gives the driver the information he needs to really improve his lap times. Dozens of other channels are available to closely monitor other systems.
The purchase of a Supersport Mk2 is only done direct, with no middlemen. This helps us both insure the quality and keep the price low for the buyer. Every Supersport Mk2 purchase includes a full day of track testing here at Willow Springs Raceway, training on maintenance procedures, and several hours of instruction to learn the use of the Life Racing software.
Our #1 goal is a customer leaving with his new Supersport Mk2 ready to compete and win!
Professional race car driver Craig Stanton came out to Willow Springs International Raceway yesterday to test and help fine tune the new Supersport Mk2. Craig is fresh off his successful 2014 season driving a Porsche 911 GT America in the IMSA GTD class. In the off season Craig is a recognized driving coach and test driver. We were extremely lucky that Craig was able to fit us into his busy schedule.
After taking the Supersport Mk2 out a few minor changes were made according to Craig’s feedback.
Some of Craig’s thoughts? ” Over time I’ve driven a lot of crap. It’s so fun to drive a really good race car”, “You’ve got a really neat thing here”, and “This car is magic!”
We really enjoyed having Craig drive the car. When we set out to develop the Mk2 we set some lofty goals.
1. Performance equal to a Porsche GT3 Supercup car.
2. Purchase price less than half that of the Porsche.
3. Running costs of 10 cents on the dollar compared to the Porsche.
It has been really satisfying that with the help of great professional drivers like Craig Stanton and Stu Hayner we are achieving all of our goals.
A couple more minor changes to the car are in development. A larger intercooler for more safe power and some tweaking to the shocks. After those changes are made watch out! This car is a weapon!
We are looking forward to the upcoming 2015 racing season as plans are coming together for our works team as well as customer teams. 2015, the year of the Supersport Mk2!
We are located on the entrance road to the Willow Springs International Raceway so if you are coming out to the track please make sure to stop by and check out the Supersport Mk2!
The Supersport Mk2 will be on display at the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, held at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway October 9-12! We will be in the Marketplace area all four days. Make sure to come by and meet Jackson Stewart and take a good long look at this amazing car.
Click here for all information and ticket purchases to the Runoffs. http://www.mazdaraceway.com/scca-national-championship-runoffs
We look forward to meeting you!
SUPERSPORT MK2’S 2.0 l GDI TURBO CONTROLLED BY LIFE RACING ELECTRONICS
2.0 Liter GDI turbo producing 430 hp and 385 lb.ft. of torque sounds like the press release from the new Indy Lights program but it’s not. It’s the new Supersport Mk2. Like the new Indy Lights car the engine in the Supersport Mk2 is controlled by Life Racing Electronics. The Life Racing products used in the Supersport Mk2 are truly state of the art. The ECU, the PDU and the Touch Pad Switch Module along with the DanZio Performance produced MIL Spec wiring harness create a very reliable system that is found only in very high end professional race cars.
As a complete package engineered from the ground up, the Supersport Mk2’s drive train gives the driver a truly cutting edge driving environment. With multi-season reliability the Supersport Mk2 is able to offer this experience for pennies on the dollar when comparing real world operating costs to other GT cars in the same performance category.
WORLD CLASS SUPPLIERS
The Supersport Mk2 is the sum of its parts. By carefully selecting components from our world class group of suppliers while always keeping in mind value for our customers, we have created a complete system offering performance and reliability that equals or surpasses high end GT cars and does it for less than half the typical price.
COMPLETE CUSTOM WHEEL — FUEL SAFE — 3MO PERFORMANCE — OMP
XAP ELECTRONIQUE — YOKOHAMA — AASCO MOTORSPORTS — GOODRIDGE
ZZPERFORMANCE — WILWOOD — WOODWARD — LIFE RACING — FK BEARINGS
DANZIO PERFORMANCE — HRP WORLD — VP RACING FUEL — NEW GM PARTS.COM
The final touches are being put on the Supersport Mk2. Appointments to test drive this amazing new car are available!
In addition to the safety features of the chassis covered in an earlier post, driver safety and comfort are top priorities in the Supersport. OMP USA products are used throughout the cockpit of the car.
Standard equipment on the Supersport is a very nice OMP USA HTE seat which provides good lateral support and head protection. The seat is adjustable but is bolted in place to do away with unsafe sliding brackets.
We also use OMP USA seat belts which are designed for use with a HANS device.
The fire suppression system is also provided by OMP USA and is oversized. The bottle is mounted in the cockpit near the driver with the activation mechanism within easy reach on the dash.
The fire retardant is fed through five nozzles. Two are in the cockpit pointed at the driver.
Three nozzles are directed in the engine compartment to quickly extinguish an engine fire.
All nozzles are fed through aluminum tubing for maximum protection.
An OMP steering wheel with a Woodward quick release hub mounted on a Woodward collapsible steering column provide good steering feel and safety. In addition to the added safety features, the positioning of the driver in the middle of the car gives the maximum amount of crush zone around the driver in case of side impact.
Plumbing and wiring are commonly overlooked details that ultimately show up as reliability issues if not done properly.
On the Supersport we use factory assembled premade hoses from Goodridge USA. All Goodridge hoses use crimped fittings and are pressure tested before being packaged in kits for assembly on the Supersport.
Even the brake lines are manufactured by Goodridge USA using the highest quality components.
Wiring when done properly can be ultimately reliable. How often have you heard of a DNF caused by the proverbial 25 cent connector? All the wiring on the Supersport is carefully assembled using Delphi GT280 series connectors and all harnesses are heat shrink sleeved.
The harness for the RLC Datalogger Dash is custom made by RLC for the Supersport and is also constructed of the highest quality heat shrink and Deutsch DT Series connectors.
All of this makes for true plug and play serviceability and a very reliable package.