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Tune in tomorrow for big news from NASA at our PRI booth.
Indianapolis, IN - The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) will be announcing some very big news from the PRI Show tomorrow, Dec. 11, 2014 at 3pm EST. The press conference will be live-streamed via Racer Connect from the NASA booth (#3309) at the PRI Show and be available for viewing here. http://live.racercon...p/nasa-pri-2014

If you are at the PRI Show this week, please stop by the NASA booth (#3309) tomorrow at 3pm EST to see the exciting news announced or tune into the live stream above to watch the news.
#prishow #pri2014 #nasaproracing

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NASA Announces Innovative New Affordable Prototype Series at PRI Show (Powered by Mazda)

NP Series will run the all-new NP01

Indianapolis, IN —The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) unveiled today during the PRI Show an exciting new prototype series that will be called the NASA Prototype series (NP). The NP series will debut in fall of 2015. The NP series is a collaborative effort between NASA and Élan Technologies that will feature an all-new affordable prototype racing car called the NP01. The goal of the NP series is to give rise to the most affordable prototype class ever created.

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NASA partnered with Élan Technologies to design and construct the NP01. Élan will build each NP01to order and ship them either as an easily assembled kit or completed vehicle per the customer’s request. The NP01will be unlike anything currently available in motor racing. With an introductory complete kit price of just $59,995, the affordable new prototype will feature a closed cockpit design for increased driver protection. The NP01 weighs just 1550 Lbs. and boasts an estimated top speed of 155mph. The NP01 will be powered by a sealed 185-horsepower, 2-liter Mazda power plant mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission.

“The NP Series will feature a brand new spec prototype chassis designed specifically around the goals that make NASA competition so attractive to competitors – easy access to local racing with the chance to compete for a season ending class championship,” said Ryan Flaherty, NASA National Chairman. “The NP Series will offer something unique in all of motorsports: the opportunity to race a prototype style vehicle designed from the ground up to be fast, fun, safe, and most importantly affordable. This new series is exclusive to NASA. Drivers will be able to compete at over 150 NASA sanctioned events nationwide. The series will visit many of the country’s greatest racing venues with the opportunity to run for a NASA Championship crown at either Virginia International Raceway or Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The NP01 will feature an innovative rules package focused on performance, affordability, cost containment, and driving ability.”

“The power-to-weight-ratio will make quick work of any straightaway before approaching the corner where drivers will appreciate the downforce produced by the front splitter, rear diffuser and adjustable rear wing,” said Mark Sanderson of Élan Technologies. The NP01 will run on spec Toyo Proxes RR competition tires to further equal the field and accentuate driver ability as well as help to keep costs in check.”

The NP01 is specifically designed around the idea that it must be fast, safe, reliable and easy to maintain. Élan Technologies utilized a component design approach for the bodywork that consists of fenders, engine cover and front hood sections as individual pieces. If one of the pieces is damaged, for example a small fender, it is easier and more cost effective to replace it than an entire front nose piece. Much of the hardware on the car has been standardized to simplify maintenance as well. This translates into cost savings that all competitors will really appreciate.

Director of Motorsports, Mazda North American Operations John Doonan weighed in: “NASA has outdone itself again. Through innovation and a clear vision to provide the grassroots community with competitive, safe, and affordable racing, NASA’s Prototype series will be a place for many to test their mettle. We are humbled by and proud of NASA’s decision to power these race cars with Mazda engines as reliability and performance are at the core of our technology.”

“Toyo Tires and NASA have enjoyed a long and successful partnership, and we are excited to work closely with the talented team at Élan Technologies on this new endeavor,” said Marc Sanzenbacher, senior manager, Competition Performance Products Division, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “The Toyo Proxes RR has proven to be in a league of its own when it comes to balancing the ultimate in performance with consistent lap times and a long life. These are all factors that make it the natural choice for affordable road racing such as this new spec series.”

“I’m very excited about this new NP Series” said Jeremy Croiset, NASA Director of Business Development. “It is truly unique and innovative in the world of motorsports. Most racing drivers only dream of piloting a professionally built prototype and this new series will provide everyone that opportunity at a truly affordable price point. I would even go as far as to say that this vehicle will likely be the cheapest to purchase and operate factory prepared purpose built race car on the planet. I can’t wait to see what the NASA membership thinks of this new offering. Working with Élan Technologies on this project has been a privilege. They have established themselves in the motorsports community as one of the premier chassis manufacturers. The level of professionalism and experience they bring really solidifies this program ensuring competitors will be provided a very high quality race car they can compete in for years to come.”

About NASA

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 with the premise of delivering high-quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a controlled professionally managed environment. NASA offers many different programs that will allow you to enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and Competition Racing programs. For more information, log onto www.nasaproracing.com and connect with the community at Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

About Elan

Élan Technologies is a Georgia based technology company providing design, engineering, fabrication, and manufacturing services to the automotive, motorsports, aviation, aerospace and defense industries through its three divisions: Élan Precision Products, Élan Composites, and Élan Power Products. The company is part of a technology group that includes Élan Technologies, DeltaWing Technologies Inc., and Panoz LLC. For more information please visit http://www.elangroup.com/.


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So help me here

is the total car cost $60k, or is that just for the chassis? If just for the chassis, what is the total car cost, ready to race?


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So help me here

is the total car cost $60k, or is that just for the chassis? If just for the chassis, what is the total car cost, ready to race?

It is compete and ready to race for 60k. This is pretty damn cool! 


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So help me here

is the total car cost $60k, or is that just for the chassis? If just for the chassis, what is the total car cost, ready to race?

 

Total out the door price for a complete car kit, $65K.  First 10 buyers get $5K discount.  First car will enter production after they get 8 contracts w/ deposits.

 

Estimated time to build kit 75 to 100 hours by experienced personnel.


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Did you want one starting at $13,900 ?

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Might be SCCA P2 legal.
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Sounds like a newer version of the SRF, which by the way sells for about $30K



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Hmmm...just in time to test its "reliability" at the 25hr next year! God knows the Radicals never seem to make it...

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I don't think it will keep up with the Norma that just won this year.

It will be interesting to see what lap times it can run. My guess would be about the same as an AI car.
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Carbon tub or tube frame?
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BODY
•Center Single Seat Enclosed Prototype Kit for NASA NP Competition
•Composite Body with Easily Replaced Sections to Reduce Repair Costs
•Opening Prototype Style Doors with Latches,
•Functional Front Splitter and Rear Diffuser
•Adjustable Full Width Rear Wing
•Head, Tail and Rain Lights Windshield Wiper
•Polycarbonate Windshield and Side Windows

CHASSIS
•1018 Steel Tube Frame, Tig Welded with Integral Roll Cage Structure
•Side Intrusion Protection Bars
•Force Attenuation Nose Box Structure
•Fully Adjustable Suspension with Single Adjustable Sealed Shocks
•235/40/17 Toyo Proxes RR Tires
•17 x 9 OZ Wheels
•Huge 315 mm Vented Brake Rotors
•4 Piston Cast Aluminum Calipers

DRIVETRAIN
•Sealed Mazda 2.0 Liter MZR Engine with Dry Sump (Approx. 185 HP)
•6 Speed Sequential Sadev Gearbox
•Program Specific Sealed ECU
•Electronic Dash Unit

SPECIFICATIONS
•Approx. 1550 Lbs.
•100.6” Wheelbase
•161.0” Overall Length
•42” Max Height
•75.4” Max Width
•155 Max Speed

KIT INCLUDES

An NP01 kit includes all components necessary to assemble a running, drivable NP01, The only items needed in addition to the kit are safety belts, fluids and fuel. Everything else is included; chassis, body, engine, transmission, seat, wheels, tires, all necessary hardware, wiring, ECU, all suspension components, etc. (It is highly recommended that assembly be completed by an experience, competent technician familiar with race car design, assembly and operation)

KIT ASSEMBLY

Kits are designed for straight forward assembly with typical shop tools and no welding necessary. Typical assembly time is 75 to 100 hours.

Elan offers kit assembly services for those wishing to receive a complete, ready to run car. Please contact Elan directly at 706-654-2153 for further information.

ANTICIPATED OPTIONS
•Cool Suit Box Location with Harness Connector
•Cockpit Ventilation
•Helmet A/C
•Quick Fuel Dry Break Kit
•Windshield Demist Blower
•Alignment Tools
•Chassis Jack

HOW TO ORDER

Orders can be placed by visiting www.NASAPrototype.com.

All the above are subject to change without notice.

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Any drive before you buy our rental plans in the works?






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