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Riot Specifications

 

Sylva Riot

The traditional layout for a car of this style is for the engine to be mounted in the front driving the rear wheels. Sylva decided to rewrite the formula...

With virtually all small/medium cars of the last two decades having transverse, front wheel drive power plants it has become much harder to source newer engines and gearboxes to suit the classic format. With the Riot the essential rear wheel drive characteristics are maintained with a 60/40 rear weight bias. As a result the handling is phenomenal with razor sharp steering, assisted by the selection of the super light Ford 1600 Duratec engine. This Yamaha designed engine is not only ultra light it is also very powerful and economical when combined with the Sylva stainless steel exhaust system. Power to weight is the key and with just 470kg to propel, the acceleration is breathtaking!

Both front and rear suspension is fully independent with the front shock absorbers being mounted inboard for aerodynamic and dynamic considerations. Disc brakes are used front and rear with provision to adjust the front/rear bias. Bodywork is minimal and as is often the case with function over style the overall effect is very appealing.

Although the car is smaller than most of its type the cockpit will comfortably accommodate most drivers. When this car was first released on the UK market its sublime handling, powerful brakes and point to point ability where quickly recognised with the Riot being awarded Kit Car of the Year on debut.

Construction of this car is made easy with such a simple format and should be well within the capabilities of most amateur home constructors. With the first Australian built Riot now road registered in Western Australia a demonstration of the Sylva driving experience is only a phone call away.

Phone - Andrew on 0401 349 777 for kit details and current prices.Sylva Riot