In continuous development since 2009, the D4 has been the primary vehicle for Palatov Modular Platform design refinement and technological progress. Extensively tested at Oregon Raceway Park and other venues, the car has seen its lap times at ORP improve by over 15 seconds during past 2 years, from 1:55 to 1:39 on the 2.5 mile road course. As a result in its base, normally-aspirated form with a stock motorcycle engine of 170 hp and RWD configuration, the D4 is now within 1.5 sec of Formula Atlantic time and overall record at ORP.
For Pikes Peak effort the D4PPS (Pikes Peak Special) will use the longer D1 chassis, bodywork and aerodynamics and a Hartley H2 4-cylinder engine turbocharged to 300++ hp at altitude. The engine will be coupled to a custom Hewland sequential gearbox with electronic paddle shift and the Palatov lightweight AWD system. Carbon body, floor and pilot pod complete the spec.
The D4 incorporates all the modularity and safety features of the Palatov Modular platform, shared with the other Palatov cars.
The D4PPS offers an exceptional level of performance and is a strong contender for overall win and record.