The 200ME-i is built onto an all-new powder coated 3 part chassis with integral roll cage protected centre cockpit section. The body panels are manufactured in grp with white primer gellcoat finish for minimal flatting and painting upon completion of the build.
The chassis base is formed of 40mm sq steel tube with both 32 and 25mm intermediates, cross-bracing and triangulation, all resulting in a torsionally rigid, mid-weight structure. Different option, front and rear chassis sub-assemblies, simply bolt to the cockpit centre section.
The roll cage comprises a 45mm CDS main hoop, with 38mm over door & over screen front bars and 38mm rear braces.
The rear chassis sub-assembly is designed to accept the VAG (passat / A4 /A6) transaxle gearbox which can be coupled to a variety of Ford engines (via our adaptor plates) as well as the popular 1.8 20v turbo AudiTT unit.
The standard sub-assembly makes use of Ford Sierra trailing arms with after-market coil-over shocks.
An upgrade sub-assembly is available using double wishbones and single (or if required, twin) coil-overs.
Simarly, the front chassis sub-assembly can be specified as standard, to accept the complete Ford Sierra donor cross-member assembly, or upgraded to double wishbones etc to match the rear.
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