Pulsar GSXR1000 K8

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GSXR1000 K8
Sprint & Hill Climb Cars


Pulsar GSXR1000 K8 and full manufacturing package!!!

Pulsar cars were first designed and built as a Canam style clubman race car by well-known designer Rob Bicknell in the early 1990s and received rave reviews in the press for their design and performance.

They were initially designed for car engines (Ford, Vauxhall) and subsequently for bike engines so approximately 15 were built altogether. They have been used successfully since then in hillclimbing and racing throughout the UK and Europe, and at least one has even been road registered.

This car (chassis no. RBM1) was built as the first bike engined car and used initially as the factory demo car with a Fireblade engine. It was then converted to GSXR1000 K8 and raced successfully in the UK RGB front-engined class for a number of years until 2017 including a great run in Pembrey by Tim Gray (https://youtu.be/Jpoy3zNKynI).

Because this was the factory car, the production rights, all of the jigs, moulds, design drawings and other original specification and sales documentation (3 x full ring binders) come with the car along with all of the original build photos of this actual car.

I bought the car in 2018 requiring some light refurbishement so it was stripped back, repaired as necessary and resprayed jet black, fitted with a new front splitter & frame, rear dual plane wing, rear diffuser and custom-made tonneau cover. The engine is a strong low mileage GSXR1000 K8 and is in excellent condition running on Fuchs race oil using a West Performance dry sump system. It is located as far back as possible in the passnger footwell resultiung in a 46%/54% weight distribution (including driver).

The sequential bike gearbox is used to drive a Bailey Morris propshaft back to the rear axle through a Quaife LSD and is operated by lever and cable. A new EBC race-spec clutch kit and high torque halfshafts (custom-made by Brand Eng in the UK) with a low ratio CWP have also just been fitted for sprinting and hillclimbing.

Apart from this being a lovely car, the real bonus is that it comes with an agreement signed in late 2018 with a large UK kit car manufacturer who sell cars globally that allows for these cars to be produced and sold by them under licence with a percentage of all sales generated being paid to the owner. This agreement is transferrable so can be kept in place to simply generate income or can be terminated if a new owner wished to manufacture them directly.

These cars were designed for the track with excellent handling and aero but at least one was also road registered in the UK so there is lots of potential for future sales because there is a good global market for road-registered track cars like these. I posted a question on FB in 2018 to see if there would be a commercial interest in this and got over 100 responses!

Additional specs as follows:

Pulsar spaceframe chassis with Carbon front body section (hinged to allow easy access to engine bay), GRP rear section and side pods - wet weight with full tank of fuel is only 510Kg!

GSXR1000 K8 (approx 180bhp @ flywheel) running correct Fuchs race oil with dry sump system, oil cooler fed through a 4-way thermostatic valve, electric water pump, alloy rad, new race clutch, fully serviced and runs really well though a Power Commander.

Ital rear axle with new custom-made half shafts (rated for 250bhp), Quaife ATB LSD (just serviced), new 3.66 CWP. Electric reverse.

Front (ventilated) discs running Wilwood 4-pot calipers and pads. Bias adjuster. Rear discs running Ford calipers and EBC pads.

13" rims - 1 set of nearly new Yokohama hillclimb slicks on 8.5" and 9.5" wide Compomotive split rims, 1 set of Toyo R888 tyres on 7.5" and 8.5" Compomotve rims.

Fully adjustable front and rear wishbone rose-jointed suspenstion and F&R anti-rollbars - recently corner weighted.

Alloy dual-plane adjustable rear wing on bolted Aluminium brackets (removable if required), new front splitter and frame, new rear diffuser, flat floor, ETB Digidash, GiPro gear display, custom wiring loom by Tim Gray including resettable trip switches, new plumbed extinguisher (2019), in-date belts (2021), Kirkey alloy race seat, removable suede flat bottom steering wheel, Carbon dash, alloy fuel tank, new Polycarbonate flyscreen, new fitted leather split tonneau cover.

There is also a large spares package with the car including numerous spare suspension parts, a spare chassis, a full spare set of bodywork, new plugs, gear and throttle cables, spare diff (3.9), wishbones, radiator etc

This car is on the button, is very quick and ready to race/hillclimb/sprint. It has a Motorsport Ireland competition logbook and is located in Ireland (near Shannon airport) but can be shipped globally by agreement. Moulds, jigs, spare bodywork and chassis etc are located in the UK.

A total package price of £22,000 is based on the value of the car plus the likely financial return from the existing production agreement but in the right hands, this package could be worth much much more. Alternatively I may consider splitting the package and selling the car for around £14k or production rights plus jigs etc separately.

I am selling because I have another project that is nearly complete but may consider part exchange of something interesting! OMS, Vauxhall Lotus, Hayabusa, or a historic single seater