An authentic Formula Ford
The Crosslé 90F is a continuation of the Crosslé 16F, which means that it is a newly manufactured car, based on the same historic model.
In the late 1960s, the Crosslé Car Company, a Northern Irish manufacturer of racing cars, developed the Crosslé 16F to compete in Formula Ford. At the time, this category was a key gateway to Formula One, before other series took over at the beginning of the 21st century. Ayrton Senna, Eddie Irvine and Jenson Button all won the British Formula Ford championship before entering the pinnacle of motorsport.
At the Classic Racing School, you’ll drive a Crosslé 90F. Manufactured since 2016, these cars are built in the Crosslé factory in Belfast using the same tools, plans and techniques as the original cars from the 60s. Slight modifications have been made to improve driving comfort and safety, such as the chassis and the position of the pedals. When you book your driving course at the Classic Racing School, you get ready to be driving a real piece of history!
CROSSLÉ 90F, THE HISTORIC SINGLE-SEATER WITHOUT CONSTRAINTS
110HV – 420KG – FORD 2.0L ZETEC ENGINE – 4-SPEED GEARBOX
The Crosslé 90F is a genuine racing car from the 60s that will provide you with unique sensations that cannot be found in modern cars. The strength of this car is its weight/power ratio: only 420 kg for 110 horsepower! This means that it can reach 100 km/h in just four seconds.
Equipped with a Ford 2.0L Zetec engine, the Crosslé 90F can reach a top speed of 210 km/h. On the winding Charade track, drivers flirt with 180 km/h as they approach the Petit Pont corner. Its four-speed Crabot gearbox allows an immediate grip and the fullness of sensations and pleasure from the first turns.
As far as handling is concerned, it’s all about old-fashioned driving: the Crosslé 90F has no wings. The tyres used are Dunlop semi-slicks, which have proven their worth over several decades in competition.
As the world’s first historical racing school, the Classic Racing School has concluded an exclusive partnership with Crosslé Car Company. Our school is the only place in the world where you can drive this fantastic single-seater from the 60s.
In choosing the Charade circuit as the base for our racing programmes, we also made sure that this journey back in time was as unique as possible. Driving a historic Formula Ford on a former Formula 1 track, scene of four French Grands Prix: this is the recipe for a totally unforgettable experience.
At a time when manufacturers are increasingly turning to electric or hybrid engines, the Classic Racing School allows its clients to return to the roots of motor racing, with real jewels that travelled the circuits of the world half a century ago. Book your historic single-seater driving experience today on our website!Discover the history of Formula Ford
A CAR MAKER AND A WINNER
Little known to the general public, Crosslé is a Northern Irish manufacturer that has won many prestigious titles in Formula Ford. British Formula Ford 2000, Formula Ford SSCA, lap record at the Formula Ford World Cup at Brands Hatch… Crosslé is a legendary car maker.
Its letters of nobility have also been written with the launch of several young drivers to the summits of Formula 1. Nigel Mansell, Eddie Irvine, John Watson: all of them started their single-seater careers with Crosslé. Feel the thrill of this legend at the Classic Racing School.
A real travel back in time with the private lounge in the pitlane
Old school equipment and furniture
In the pitlane, we have transformed the Charade paddocks into a premium lounge inspired by the Sixties. In its cosy atmosphere, on Chesterfield leather sofas and to the sound of a period tune, relax between each session and let yourself slip into the shoes of a gentleman driver. A unique historical immersion in the world of cars, which is also the place for exchanges during the day around the meal, the coffee, the briefing or the champagne aperitif.
A complete experience with professionals
Too often limited to a simple succession of laps around a track, the concept of a racing school takes another turn with the Classic Racing School, which reenchants recreational driving and gives it an experiential side. Whether it is the professional support of the instructors, the staff who listen to your needs, the lounge, the furniture, the vintage suits, many details are there to surprise you and make you live unforgettable moments, in a resolutely retro spirit.Contact us for more information