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Razor

Razor Cars was founded by John Barlow and David Chapman who have been producing kit cars since the 1980s. Based in Lancashire (UK) the company runs alongside the Imperial Motor Company which is also owned by Barlow and Chapman.

Launched in 2012 the Razor is available in kit form only with kits costing around 4,000 - 5,000 with an estimated build cost of around 9,000 and an estimated build time of 100 hours.

The body of the Razor is made from seld coloured lightweigt GRP which helps to give the vehicle an overall weight of 500kg.  The body is bonded by bthe factory to a stainless steel backbone chassis to ensure perfect alignment.  Access to the Razor is gained by lifting the whole roof canopy which hinges up and forward assisted by a gas ram.  Internally, the seats are moulded into the main body.

Power comes from a Hayabusa 1300 (or any suitable bike engine) that powers the single rear wheel. The rear swing arm, wheel and fuel tank are all fitted to a separate sub frame which is assembled off the vehicle and then attached to the body via 4 bolts,

The 2012 Razor.  (My thanks to David Chapman for this photo and the information on this page)

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