Super Touring Ford Mondeo Roll Cage
SVG Motor Sport has lots of requests to build and fit roll cages in all sorts of race cars. Some are pre-made and SVG install them but many are bespoke roll cages that SVG design, make and fit meeting all the appropriate regulatory and safety standards.
A slightly unusual request came from the owner of this BTCC Super Touring Ford Mondeo replica. He had contacted several car preparation businesses who were only able to fit pre-made roll cages, a solution that would normally have been adequate for this car but for one problem – the driver is very, very tall. More basketball player than race driver in stature a standard roll cage would make access to the car almost impossible and he would hit his head on the top bar.
The only solution was to build this bespoke roll cage. This car is not a race car although the roll cage is built to FIA standards and would meet the sporting regulations if it were raced. The car is shown at Ford car shows all over the country and is a replica of the BTCC Super Touring cars driven by Alain Menu, Anthony Reid, and Rickard Rydell. Alain Menu won his second Super Touring championship in one and Ford the BTCC manufacturer’s championship and it is a very popular car at the shows.
The driver’s seat was positioned as low and as far back as possible and SVG designed the roll cage that had the center, top bar further back than normal. The door bars are also lower than standard to enable access to the cabin, but all the modifications are within the regulations. Once installed the roll cage was painted in situ, a complicated job when there can not be any overspray.