2008 BAILEY BLADE PROTOTYPE
- Published: January 26, 2008
This car was designed to capture the
look and feel of old school automobiles
with a hint of modern touches. This is a
full performance car built with modern
Big V8 fuel injected power plant up front riding on a tubular hybrid chassis with full independent suspension. The addition of belly pans and rear splitters are added to keep down force up without the need of a giant rear spoiler.
Engine types range from Roush 400HP to 500+HP. The B1 engine compartment is designed to accommodate most small block engines including the newer Ford modular 4.6L engines.
Several suspension types can be applied. Standard equipped is a fully adjustable independent rear suspension with adjustable shocks. Front suspension utilizes adjustable upper and lower control arms and with adjustable performance shocks. The rear end can be swapped with a Ford 9" or 8.8" straight axel with 4-Link or 3-Link rear control arms. Also included are adjustable antisway bars for both front and rear of the car.
Full steel chassis consisting of tubular roll cage is affixed to a solid ridged box steel frame. The tubular roll cage is hidden from view and protects the driver and passenger sides with the addition of two hoop style bars to protect in case of roll over.
Full Vinyl Ester hand-laid fiber glass body that is light weight in design with functional trunk doors and hood. The hood is a clam-shell style hood that flips forward to allow for easy access to the engine compartment.