February 2, 2005
"I'm building a Mission for the UK RGB championship. Been keeping track of the costs, and £10K isn't far off accurate. I'm a couple of £K over that, but had I wanted to
compromise some areas I could have got close to that, and that's including dry sump and 1200cc engine.
There are 2 body styles available; there is a 'symmetrical' body with full width rear hump in addition to the style in the picture. My car does have a full width roll hoop, coming
out the side of the narrow, drivers' side hump.
Tom's very focused on low cost motorsports, and produces a very nice product at a very good price. How it goes round a track we'll find out in the next few weeks..."
February 9, 2005
"The silver Mission is mine, and I cannot speak highly enough of it!
I initially wanted a [Radical] SR3 but found it WAY out of my price range. Having initially seen the Mission advertised as a single seater I approached the designer, Tom Sadler, and enquired after a 2 seater version, with sufficient room for my 'sturdy' stature! He obliged and the result is the [silver] car.
Performance is obviously dependant on engine choice, but my Blackbird powered car managed to keep pace with a Radical Prosport around Snetterton race circuit by performing better through the corners. A simple comparative glance at each bare chassis shows why.
Tom and I have fine tuned the handling characteristics over the past year with modifications to the front suspension and drivetrain.
Taking ALL expenses into account I have built this car for between £10 - 12,000 but it could be built for even less. The only reason it is offered for sale is to enable the development of a Hard top road legal version.
Do not be fooled by the price tag of the mission.... This car is a serious contender - as demonstrated by Eamon Matheson in the Irish sportscar championship. Basically he won at his first attempt, beating established names in the process!" Mark Purves