Press Release – 7/2/2019
Revolution completes successful 2000km endurance test in Portimao
Following on from UK testing through November and December, the Revolution development team relocated to southern Portugal ensuring the exhaustive, high-quality testing could continue throughout the worst of the winter months.
AIA Portimao not only has the weather, but it also happens to be one of the most challenging racetracks anywhere in Europe, making it the perfect destination to validate aero performance and component reliability.
Over five days the Revolution prototype completed over 2000km in the hands of test drivers James Abbott and Rob Wheldon, with both able to enjoy clocking faster lap times than all the main competitors.
“We brought a number of updates here following our UK testing, and all of them gave us more performance,” said James Abbott after the test. “Portimao is a tough test for any car, particularly the high-speed stuff and the car performed brilliantly. It’s got the speed and just as importantly the balance and driveability we were after. All that sim work really has paid off.”
“We couldn’t break it either,” added Wheldon, who also heads up the RAW Motorsports team, before adding: “It’s always a privilege to be involved in a project like this, it’s going to be a good year.”
All of these developments will be brought to the production cars when deliveries begin in early March. Those first customers can look forward to rewarding testing ahead of the first round of the Sports Prototype Cup at Silverstone on April 27th.