Richard McDonald Evo 7 Circuit Car - Complete!

CPR complete another Full Race Car conversion project for Richard McDonald.
The car started life off as a mild tuned 500hp Evo 7 GT-A Automative, but Richard requested a conversion project to allow it to compete in the UK Time Attack Club Series for 2010.


CPR stripped the entire car down to a bareshell, and then built a Full FIA Weld-In Cage Cell, along with ligtening the car and RS Differential Conversion.

Autobahn Paintworks in Blackpool fitted a Carbon Roof Skin and repaired the original Chargespeed Aero Kit and Carbontrix Front Bumper, aswell as painting the entire interior and cage in black

Tein Super Racing Suspension (previously fitted to the CPR Orange Works Evo) was fitted, along with full Polybush kit to stiffen up the suspension links.

Whiteline and Cusco ARB's completed the suspension setup for the car.

The Motor was left at the original spec, which is 2.0L Forged with CPR500HP Full Turbine Kit.

CPR changed the Intake Plenum for the CPR Spec D.I. Intake Plenum and 75mm Boomba Racing Billet Throttle Body, along with Aeromotive Fuel Rail

A major upgrade required for preparing a car for serious work is the upgrade to the conventional Oil System, due to the fact that hard cornering can cause Oil starvation. One route is to go for a Full Dry Sump Kit, but a similar prevention system can be achieved by installing an Accusump System, as Rick chose.

The Accusump system accumulates oil in a reservoir, and then in the cause of low oil pressure being sensed, the system will blast oil into the motor under high pressure, to save the bearings/turbocharger.

Rick's car previously had a lethargic automatic transmission fitted as Rick is unable to drive conventional clutch vehicle to his disability, however, Rick decided that to ensure the car was competitive, an upgrade to the transmission would be required to reduce transmission losses. CPR have converted this car from Automatic, to a Manual 5 Speed Car, and have installed the Drenth Full Race Dog Gear Set into the new 5 speed housing, along with the Ikeya Sequential Shifter conversion, as fitted to our Time Attack Evo's.

CPR then had a specialist mobility company in Liverpool called 'Da Vinci Mobility' install an automatic clutch system, whereby a trigger operates a motor which control the clutch pedal. CPR then modified the system further to bring it up to a level where Rick could use the system in a racing application, along with Flappy Paddles and Pro-Shift Solenoid Operating the Ikeya Shifter. The original Handcontrols that Rick had previously on his Evo 7 were modifed and re-installed, so that throttle and brake can be operated by hand. The interior was finished off with a Flocked Dash, Suede Sparco Steering Wheel, and AIM Digital Dash Cluster, with custom wiring from CPR to enable Rick to monitor everything on the car from the digital dash.
To meet Time Attack regulations and for safety, a full FIA Lifeline Fire Extinguishing System was installed also.

Full Group N Brake Line Kit, modified ABS System, and Twin Bore Hydraulic Handbrake were then fabricated and installed by CPR, to compliment the AP Racing brake set up.

Massive amounts of weight saving have been achieved with this project, and now with a full sequential dogbox installed, the car has been totally transformed, where Rick has planned extensive track testing to become familiar with the new setup, before competing in Time Attack next season. CPR wishes Rick all the best in his first season of UK Motorsport.



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