It has to be said, probably in the history of Hot Rod racing, there’s never been a car quite cause such a stir at its unveiling as the Autocross ‘Mk7.5’ Fiesta has done. Even before we saw it ‘in composite’ at the MWA Show in 2019, it had been ‘sneaked’ onto Social Media where everyone were divided as to whether they loved it or hated it, – or in some cases loved hating it!
Since then, five complete cars have been constructed, two for National Hot Rod Racing in the hands of Terry Hunn and Stephen Philips, but showing the diversity of the AutoXross chassis technology, a further three have gone into both Hill Climbing and Circuit Racing.
Not a man to stand still, AutoXross Boss Simon Smith has now come up with another option for ‘would be and present Fiesta owners’ – in the clever idea of optional two front wing assemblies and rear quarters for a more ‘rounded design’.
In essence, Drivers can now be supplied with two options for their Fiesta build, either the present panels that have divided purists or indeed the new version which is more in keeping with present day Wheelarch styles. Current Drivers can also change existing or damaged panels too for the new design – it’s certainly been some time since we’ve seen options such as this in NHR!
Simon Smith commented, ‘Initially we always had the concept of optional panels in mind, but when you’re constructing a brand new chassis you need to concentrate on one thing at a time. The Chassis is now proven by Terry in terms as supplied complete from us ready to run and Stephen Philips has proved you can purchase the car from us in kit form, build the car at home and still be on the pace as demonstrated at a recent AutoXross Test Day with both the cars. We can now look at producing the alternative panels and want to gauge interest before we start producing them,’
There’s no doubting Simon and his small team at AutoXross have kept themselves busy over the past few months as we anticipate who’s going to debut another ‘blue oval badge’ next!
Dean Cox Media.