The Formula F600 Challenge
Promoting an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent
About the F600 Challenge
The Formula 600 Challenge series was developed to help promote an affordable open wheel formula car to showcase talent without large financial race budgets. The Formula 600 open wheel car uses a 600cc motorcycle engine and a 6 speed sequential transmission revving up to 13,000 rpm with speeds in excess of 135 mph. The sound of these cars is likened to a F1 car.
How affordable? A new car is roughly $30,000 (depending on options) and this is about ½ the price of a new Formula F that runs about the same lap times. The restrictions on the chassis/drivetrain keep the price affordable. Then, you add the winnings that you receive ($38,000+ for the whole 2013 Challenge season) and you have just reduced your operating costs significantly when you run the series.