David Stephen's Wildcat Car
David Stephen from Scotland is building this amazing SEiGHT which is powered by a Wildcat Rover V8. The engine is a 4.8 litre unit with steel rods, forged pistons, throttle body injection and completely new cylinder heads. Similar spec engines have produced around 400HP.
Alternator driven by poly-V belt. Dry sump pump is always a really tight squeeze in the Westfield engine bay - engine has been raised 1 inch to gain a little more clearance. mechanical cam actuates valves via roller rockers which look so pretty it will be a shame to hide them under the rocker covers!
This wire mesh was bought from a builders merchants very cheaply and then powder coated. Helps protect the cooling system without restricting flow.
Home-made wiring loom, six-pot calipers sourced from KAD (the 16V mini people), and a shot of the cramped bot interior. Fuel tank has been narrowed to allow fitment of dry sump tank.
Some shots of the car when nearly complete. Driveable, but not yet tested.
© Ian Crocker
Last updated on Feb 4th 2000