MNR Sportscars Ltd has announced the launch of their new LMP-F17 racecar, which is based on the international success of the multi-race-winning RGB class-F Vortx chassis, but with an all new aero-body design and some improvements under its sleek new cover.


The LMP-F17 is the first car to come from MNR’s collaboration with official technical partners, Garagisti Limited, well-known motorsport designer, Enrique Scalabroni and GRP specialists Stuart Pease (Fibreglass) Ltd.

The new MNR’s body provides a huge leap forward, both in manufacturing process and aero efficiency, featuring organic shapes and extreme curvatures, designed to move air off the body of the car rather than over it.

The technical collaboration with the former Ferrari designer is a successful continuation of his chassis and aero design relationship with Garagisti principal, Lee Baverstock and the LMP-F17 is the result of a lot of hard work all of the team, with a special focus on developing the small details of the design in particular.

“Former Williams F1 technical director, Patrick Head once told me to never forget that details are engineering,” said Scalabroni whose CV also includes Le Mans and F1 successes with the likes of Dallara, Williams, Lotus and Peugeot Sport in addition to Ferrari.

VortX really put MNR on the kitcar map and it underpins the new car

Marc Nordon, founder of MNR Sportscars said: “We have come so far from the initial concept and we are delighted with the LMP-F17. Garagisti has been incredible to work with on this project and of course it’s always a pleasure to work with talented people with the integrity and calibre of Enrique Scalabroni.”

The new MNR F-17 is currently competing for the RGB class-F Championship under the MNR ‘works’ banner having made its debut at Croft circuit in north Yorkshire at the end of May.

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