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Vintage Formula Vee 1.0 1

By: Strava
Origin: Scratch | Real World
Category: Open Wheelers
Initial release: 12-Mar-10
Current release: 1, on 12-Mar-10

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Vintage Formula Vee Mod by Strava.

This is V1.0, which has been well received by both rFactor drivers and (former) real-life Vee drivers.
Monster horsepower at 65 BHP and *still* huge fun to drive!

(For the uninitiated: Formula Vee was a mid-sixties series where racers bought or built their wingless mini Formula racecars based on an ordinary VW Beetle. In this series, originally the regular 1200cc engine, suspension and wheels were used, only slight tuning was allowed, gradually upping the BHP from about 40 in 1965 to around 60 near 1970. As a dirt-cheap racing formula, it was a big success in both Europe, the US and Australia. This Vintage mod depicts these kind of original Vees, giving speeds of up to 180 kph.

Later on, more tuning was allowed and faster, bigger 1600cc engines as well, gradually growing into Super Vee and away from the original low-cost formula. These cars are still raced today, while some 'smaller' Vee series, like in Canada, stick more to the original 1200cc format.)

From the Readme:

Vintage Formula Vee mod for rFactor
Copyright 2009 Strava

Three Formula Vee cars from the mid to late 60's

Bobsy - Probly the first prototype made by Bobsy
Vega - a much later Bobsy design.
Wedge - a one off fiberglass body

This mod was made to conform to the SCCA specs for FV.

Almost all components MUST be stock VW.

When fully tuned and balanced the flat 4 1200cc engin can produce about 65hp at 7000 rpm

The tires are 60's era bias ply street tires.

The gearbox is restricted to the few gear sets available for the Bug & Transporter.

The performance of all Vs is almost identical. That, combined with the low HP, modest grip and limited gear ratios makes it very much a driver's race. Being smooth and finding the perfect line is required to win.


Strava - 3D models , physics , textures
Niels Heusinkveld - tires ( crudely modified by Strava with notepad ;-p )
Nil777 - engine sounds ( made from videos of REAL FVs !! )
MarkusM - dashboard textures and additional skins
dmatzies - physics consultant

Beta testing by the members of

Also available now,
Slightly updated "FVE" ("F.Vee Evolved") version with more hi-res interior textures and more realistic dash by PF11313 (thanks!) for the Vega Vee, plus a less 'fat' looking front suspension and rear axle (also looking more like the real thing) for all cars, credit by Evo Monkey:

Also adds a new car, a derivative from the Bobsy in the original mod, (partly derived from the real-life Zink C4 from, 1964), making the total selectable cars from 3 to 4.

Its car shape is a bit different, physics are the same of course since all cars have the same Beetle physics in this mod.

Alternative download link (Sendspace):

To install,back up your GameData/Vehicles/VintageVee folder *first* and then replace it with this one.

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Come one man, please get this one finished!!!
newstart027 on Oct-12-2016
newstart027 on Oct-12-2016

The new FVE mod isn't letting the correct helmets show up ... is there something that can be done? I've put a lot of time into my drivers uniforms & helmets. I will say this, I love the new Zink body and trimmed down suspension. Thank you for your hard work !!!
evo47 on Oct-22-2015

thx a lot!
alhim on May-20-2014

SimRacingTonight brought me here... glad I found out about this mod
cvftgbh on Jun-20-2013

Just found this mod....I think this is my favorite along with the S2000! Thanks for all the hard work
scca2k on Jan-09-2013

This is a really great mod. Thanks so much for your work.
drKorf on Aug-01-2012

I love single seaters... I love this mod!
Now I'm looking for a Formula Ford 1600/1800 mod... :-)
brunopinho on Apr-25-2012

New to rFactor (about a week) and this was one of the first mods I've installed. I love it! It is so addictive I am surprised that it doesn't have a warning from the U.S. Surgeon General! LOL

Do any leagues race this mod?

Thanks to the developers for all the work they put in on this mod!
NickTripper on Sep-17-2011

This has to be one of my favorite vehicle mods for rFactor...ever. Is there any chance of possibly doing a conversion for Race '07/GTR Evolution?
BeefyPeeg on Aug-13-2011

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