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The Evolution of the Concept : 500 EVO

Revolution 500 EVO in Bentley Green

Building upon the success of the 427 & 500SC, Revolution's dedicated team of passionate racers and skilled engineers is thrilled to unveil the latest evolution in the 500SC series: the Revolution 500 EVO.

Our endeavours are driven by an unwavering commitment to deliver the very best on the starting line.  However, to maintain our leading position we understand the necessity of continually raising the bar.  This is the essence of our ethos:  Revolution stems from perpetual evolution!

Learn below the advancements that have been made to the 500 EVO. These meticulous enhancements collectively contribute to the overall evolution of the Revolution 500 EVO, delivering a superior driving experience marked by heightened speed, control, and aerodynamic efficiency.

Weight Saving Program

Implementing a targeted weight-saving initiative, enabling the minimum weight of 835kg to be maintained despite increases to gearbox and wheel/tyre package size.  The weight saving areas include:-

  • Engine bay "A" frame

  • Roll hoop

  • Halo

  • Tub / safety cell

  • Rear structure

  • Battery

  • Exhaust parts

500 EVO Safety Cell
500 EVO 3MO Gearbox

New Spec Gearbox

Introducing a new 3MO cutting-edge gearbox with long & short ratios and preload adjustment on the differential, ensuring optimal power distribution for improved control.

 

This marks a significant leap forward in terms of durability, performance, and adjustability.  The gearbox not only meets but surpasses industry standards, setting a new benchmark in the field.

 

Option to spec short and long gear ratios:

    • Short ratio max speed is 263km/h @7500RPM

    • Long ratio max speed is 309km/h @7500RPM

    • Old gear ratio in 500SC max speed is 285km/h @7500RPM

Enhanced Wheel & Tyre Configuration

Upsizing the wheels and tyres to amplify performance on the track.  Enhanced wheel diameter and tyre sizes offer heightened mechanical grip, improved load-handling characteristics, and a significantly expanded array of brand and compound options, providing greater flexibility and performance customisation.

  • Front: 8.5" × 17" (205/620 × 17)

  • Rear: 11" × 18" (285/660 × 18)

Choice of tyre manufactures include

  • Goodyear

  • Hankook

  • Pirelli

  • Michelin

500 EVO Larger Wheels
EVO 500 Bigger Brakes

Increased Brake Diameter

Upgrading both front and rear brake systems to elevate stopping power and increase longevity:

  • Disc size increased to 320mm Ø front & rear for better front-to-rear weight distribution & commonality of components

Bodywork Adjustments

Adapting the bodywork to seamlessly accommodate the augmented wheel and tire dimensions, ensuring a harmonious integration with the enhanced performance components. 

 

We have divided the front body section into three segments to enhance cost-effectiveness during panel replacement. This modification ensures that individual panel replacements can be performed more efficiently, minimising both time and expenses.

Revolution 500 EVO
Revolution Suspension

New Suspension Layout

We have introduced a new suspension layout tailored to accommodate the latest gearbox.  Additionally, we've made enhancements to the front end, specifically modifying the mounting point of the third element to the rockers.  This adjustment aims to minimise friction, streamline the number of components, and simplify the adjustment process.​

Dampers

The dampers have undergone meticulous refinement, fine-tuned to align seamlessly with the distinct characteristics of the 500 EVO.  This optimisation process involves utilising advanced tools such as 5-post rig testing to allow for precise adjustments to suspension settings. Additionally, extensive track development has been undertaken to ensure that the dampers deliver optimal performance under real-world track driving conditions.

Revolution 500 EVO Dampers
Revolution 500 EVO Rear Wing

New Low-Drag High-Downforce Rear Wing

Introducing an aerodynamically optimised rear wing design that artfully balances low-drag with high-downforce, thereby enhancing overall stability and traction during high-speed cornering.  This innovative design not only prioritises performance but also offers an expanded adjustment range, providing greater flexibility for fine-tuning and optimising the setup to meet diverse track conditions.

500 EVO to 500SC Comparison
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