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The Westfield XTR2 (extreme track and road) is an ultra lightweight, two-seater sports car manufactured by Westfield Sportscars Limited, of Kingswinford in the West Midlands. The essence of the car is a lightweight steel tubular spaceframe enclosing a 170 bhp, 1299cc Suzuki Hayabusa four-cylinder motorcycle engine, mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox. These are very focused little cars where the emphasis is squarely on performance and handling. However, it lacks a windscreen, side doors, roof, and is virtually devoid of interior luxury and, as a result of this simplicity, the car only weighs between 410-440 kilos, depending on configuration. The very high power to weight ratio and the 'toppy' power curve of the high-revving Suzuki mean that these cars are realistically happiest on a circuit, however, they are still legal for road use (at least in the UK). The Westfield XTR2 fits well into the “Bike Engined Class” and has become very popular at Track Days, Hill climbs and Sprints. This sparkling little XTR2 is in lightweight spec, has been built for competition use, and comes complete with MSA Papers and Logbook. Although the factory had ceased manufacture of the XTR2 a few years earlier to concentrate on the Audi-engined XTR4, this car was painstakingly assembled by a fully qualified engineer in liaison with the Westfield factory in 2009 and incorporates a stiffer chassis and suspension (again in conjunction with the factory) to produce the ultimate specification, but remains in standard engine trim (190 bhp) for strength and reliability. The clutch and drive chain have also been uprated as have the brakes and dampers. It's fitted with a twin-element rear wing which can be adjusted accordingly to suit individual circuits, and also has the option of running with two, or a single seat, which greatly reduces weight again. The car runs a Stack rev-counter with sequential shift indicator along with a digital gear display on a carbon dash, recent new Avon ZZR (road legal) tyres and has just been treated to fresh fluids. All paperwork and invoices along with build photos, wiring diagrams, and set up sheets will accompany the car which has completed less than 3hrs total running time since it was built and looks to be in fabulous condition. As usual with a competition car, it is advisable to check all the race-related safety equipment for legality and date. This Brilliant Orange Westfield is a confection of carbon, steel and alloy, and looks good enough to hang on the kitchen wall, but with 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, 155mph, quicker than an Atom and half the price, I don't think that's what I'd be doing with it.
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