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Borland Racing Developments specialises in the design and construction of open-wheel race cars. The latest Borland vehicles feature the values of technological innovation that have led them to racing success in Australia and overseas.

Spectrum 015 Formula Ford

The latest Spectrum 015 Formula Ford chassis is the latest in a long and distinguished line of Formula Fords designed and constructed by Borland Racing Developments.

Compared to its 014 predecessor, the 015 features evolutionary improvements to aerodynamics, safety and driver comfort.

Like other Spectrum Formula Fords, the 015 has been designed to optimise airflow over the car and to the engine, resulting in increased straight-line performance due to enhanced cooling and reduced drag. A hallmark of the Spectrum design has also been the inability of rivals to gain a tow through slipstreaming – this has also been enhanced with the revised 015 design.

Technical features of the Spectrum 015 include:

  • Control 1.6 Litre Duratec engine
  • Hewland 4-speed gearbox
  • Motec data logging system
  • Motorsport-quality wiring loom and electrics
  • FIA-standard on-board extinguisher, racing harness and fuel cell

Spectrum F2000

For aspiring professional racers in America, an important category is USF2000, a series for “wings and slicks” racers and part of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder. The introduction of the National Class in 2017 has allowed different manufacturers to compete.

Through the knowledge gained in Formula Ford and F1600 categories, Borland designed the Spectrum 014Z F2000 car. It was developed around the same philosophies as other Borland vehicles: safety, simplicity, performance, ease of maintenance, and driver comfort.

The 014Z has undergone comprehensive aerodynamic testing, giving it a competitive lift/drag ratio and and reducing the tow to following cars.

Technical features of the Spectrum 014Z include:

  • Ford Zetec engine
  • Hewland 5-speed gearbox
  • Motec data-logging system
  • NMB aircraft-quality rod ends and bearings
  • AP Racing aluminium brake calipers
  • Motorsport-quality wiring loom and electrics
  • FIA-standard on-board extinguisher, racing harness and fuel cell

Spectrum F1600

Borland’s expertise in designing vehicles for Australian Formula Ford competition has enabled diversification into equivalent series in other countries. One such example of this is the Spectrum F1600, an evolution of the Spectrum Formula Ford chassis adapted for use in the USF1600 and Canadian Formula Tour 1600 categories.

The chassis has been configured to accommodate the 1.5 Litre Honda engine used in these categories. Like its Australian cousins, the Spectrum F1600 has achieved vast success in the American and Canadian motorsport scenes, winning multiple races and championships including a title for Australian driver Scott Andrews, who won the 2015 USF1600 Series.

other technical features are the same as the Spectrum Formula Ford and include:

  • Hewland 4-speed gearbox
  • Motec data logging system
  • Motorsport-quality wiring loom and electrics
  • FIA-standard on-board extinguisher, racing harness and fuel cell
  • Bespoke Penske Racing dampers

Sabre Formula Vee

Between 1993 and 2000, Borland Racing Developments constructed and sold the Sabre 01 chassis, designed around the Formula Vee 1200 specifications.

When the Formula Vee regulations were updated in the mid-2000s with the introduction of the larger 1600cc motor, Borland designed a new chassis to suit – the Sabre 02, which made its track debut in 2010 after an extensive test program in 2009. It shared many components with the Spectrum 012 Formula Ford, and like the Spectrum, it was immediately successful on debut.

Borland still sells Sabre 02 Formula Vee chassis, while its agent, Junior Racing Developments (JRD) handles spare parts distribution.

The Sabre 02 features:

  • Bespoke Penske adjustable dampers
  • NMB aircraft quality rod ends and spherical bearings
  • MoTeC data logging system
  • Motorsport quality wiring loom and electrical connectors
  • Motorsport quality brake, fuel and oil lines and fittings