Building a rallycross Supercar is never an easy task, but those undertaking such a project can make their lives a little easier by going with flow and building the type of car that others have already built. Such a choice can give access to a ready supply of components, or at the very least, mean that someone else has already done the really hard work of creating the first example.
Of course, choosing something different means you stand out from the crowd and, should you manage to land on a car that is better than the rest, you may just steal a march on everyone. This, however, is a difficult path to walk. Not that the difficulty has deterred drivers who over the years have chosen to do somethimg different. It’s not often, however, that these different strokes result in the kind of knock-outs that Muhammed Ali was explaining when he coined the phrase.
This particular rabbit hole was opened up by the news at the end of last year that Ollie O’Donovan is replacing his Ford Fiesta with a Proton Iriz. O’Donovan is basing his car on a proven R5 rally concept so it’s not all new engineering and the car will be a welcome addition to ranks when it appears later this year.