Vario - design overview
Alan Fereday launches a new concept - VARIO.
Based on the cheap and readily available Fiat Uno.
Available as :- pickup, sports, targa & hatch 2 seat plus 2 + 2 seat option
All versions based on the pickup, you just add additional modules as and when required.
The following design aims have been followed:
Full compliance with SVA based on extensive experience with Marcos, Ginetta & Onyx.
Cheap insurance and road tax using 1 litre engine.
All donor parts to be used without modification.
Safe design with high sills & full roll cage.
Fuel tank mounted ahead of rear axle.
Full size spare wheel mounted under rear chassis.
Simple electrics by use of donor wiring & instruments.
Chassis build stage to be testable and driveable.
Body unit one piece plus one piece bonnet.
Fulll width screen demist & powerful heater.
High quality self coloured glass reinforced plastic body shell suitable for dark colours including black.
Build time not to exceed 100 hours assuming use of a roadworthy Fiat Uno donor.
Build cost not to exceed £5000.