Detailed description of Simbi
|Type of Engine||Coyote 5,0|
|Horsepower||740 wheel on 7800rpm|
|Turbo / NOS||2,9 Whipple Blower|
|Max Boost||18 psi|
|Cylinder Heads||Ford Coyote 2017|
|Intake Manifold||2,9 Whipple Blower|
|Camshaft||Mustang forget steel|
|Crankshaft||2015 - 2017 Coyote|
|Connecting Rods||Mahle H-beam|
|Injection System||Holley EFI|
|Engine Builder||Ford Performance|
|Intercooler||Water to Air Whipple|
|Fuel||MS 109 VP|
|Type of Transmission||Ford C6|
|Type of Transfer Case||Ljonstadir Special|
|Axels||Front Axle||Rear Axle|
|Housing||Custom 9" Ford||Ford 9"|
|Axles||Ljonsstadir Special 35 spline||35 spline Dana 70|
|Case||Yukon Aluminum Case||Yukon Aluminum Case|
|Knuckles||2002 Ford 350 outer and custom made inner|
|Joints||RCV Double CV|
|Shocks||ORI 10" STX Struts||King Air 10"|
|Trailing Arm||4-Link||4-Link with panhard|
|Type of tire||MT w/ Super Scoopers|
|Tire Size||33 / 15-15"|
|Type of Wheel||Weld Racing|
|Brake Discs||Hyundai Santa Fe 2001 - 2006|
Simba was built in 2018 – 2019 by the owner and driver, Skúli Kristjánsson along his uncle Ragnar Skúlason and his other team mates and his sisters.
The car got the name Simba because this is not the first car built in that workshop. The workshop is called “Ljónsstaðir” which directly translates to “Lion’s Place”, but in 2014 – 2015 the Formula Offroad car “The Lion” was build there by Guðmundur Arnarsson and Ólafur Leósson, so being the second in line “Simba” was more than appropriate name for the car.
Skúli Kristjánsson began his driving career in 2017 when he borrowed the Street Legal car “Pjakkurinn” from his friend Eðvald Orri Guðmundsson. It was his first time driving Formula Offroad. He won the first time he tried so he borrowed the same car a year later and won yet again. After getting the feel for the sport he began building his own machine that would fit into the Unlimited Class.
His first whole season started rocky. With a completely new build in the first race there were some faults that came into light that the team needed fixing, but Skúli’s driving was up to par. In May 2019 was the NEZ Cup and was Simba shipped over to Norway so Skúli could participate. There everything clicked and worked as it should and therefore Skúli won the title NEZ Champion of 2019, sealing his first title in his Formula Offroad career.