Designed and constructed by Lola Cars and based on the manufacturer’s championship-winning B06/30 Formula Three car, the Simraceway Formula 3 forms the core of the open-wheeled training fleet at the Simraceway Performance Driving Center in Sonoma, California.
Unveiled in 2008 and initially named the “FJR-50” to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first Jim Russell Racing Drivers School’s foundation, it features a 2.0-liter turbocharged Mitsubishi engine capable of delivering 300 bhp, a five-speed sequential gearbox, and adjustable front and rear wings.
Allied with its powerful engine, its lightweight carbon-fiber composite monocoque tub gives it a total weight of around half-a-ton and an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 645 bhp-per-ton, allowing the Formula 3 to accelerate to 60 mph in less than three seconds and produce cornering forces of as much as 3G. Its AP Racing brakes, meanwhile, bring it to a standstill from 100 mph in less than 175 feet.
To find out why the Simraceway Formula 3 is considered the most advanced open-wheeled trainer in the world, take it out for a ride today on Simraceway.