History

RaceAbout 2000

2/1998 The project was started at the Helsinki Polytechnic, Laboratory of Automotive Engineering

8/1998 Design brief for participating University of Art and Design Helsinki students

12/1998 1 st preliminary design was chosen after design competition

6/1999 1 st 1:1 Scale model was made

8/1999 Design freeze point. Start of the master model manufacturing

9/1999 1 st Chassis test drive without body panels

12/1999 Chassis presentation at the Helsinki Motor Show

3/2000 World premiere at the Geneva Motor Show together with our biggest partner Valmet Automotive

•  Chassis set up and development. Many test kilometres on different tracks and roads

RaceAbout 2002

1/2001 Ultralight carbon body project

11/2001 Carbon fibre body panels ready, Premiere at the Helsinki Motor Show

4/2002 RaceAbout 2002 Registration for road use, the first custom-made car registered in Finland

5/2002 European Ways of Life Exhibiton in Louvre , France . RaceAbout 2002 World premiere

5-6/2002 European test drive tournee, Le Mans , Magny Cours, Dijon , Spa-Francorchamp, Nurburgring Nordschleife and several thousands of kilometres on different types of roads.

2002-2004 Chassis development program with integrated onboard data logging system

RaceAbout 2005

1/2004 - Development project for a new engine and driveline adaptation. Rear frame and suspension redesign. The project will be finished during 2005.

3/2005 RaceAbout 2005 World premiere at the Geneva Motor Show