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Svanur Örn Tómasson – Insane

Detailed Car Specs
Drivers
Background

Drivers of Insane

Detailed description of THOR

Background

Previous Owners

1999 – 2008 | Haraldur Pétursson [Musso]
2008 – 2010 | Jón Örn Ingileifsson [Choir Boy]
2010 – 2012 | Dagbjartur Jónsson [The Saint]
2012 – 2013 | Róbert Agnarsson
2013 – 2016 | Snorri Þór Árnason [Choir Boy]
2017 – today | Þór Þormar Pálsson [THOR]

Titles Won
0
Icelandic Champion
0
NEZ Champion
0
USA Champion

Haraldur Péturson among his trusted team began building the car in November 1998. Davíð Ólafsson was the one that designed and drew up the roll cage. The process didn’t go as smoothly as they hoped. It took them a few tries to get the cage like they wanted to have it but at the end they were satisfied. 

At that time this build was considered revolutionary and different from the other Formula Offroad vehicles. First of all the car would be 900 kg (1984 lbs) or 600 – 700 kg (1323 – 1543 lbs) lighter than their opponents.

They put a V6 Nascar race engine that gave them 425 hp @ 6000 RPM without any NOS. Former crew member Benedikt Eiríksson was the one that took care of the engine. That engine was 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter than lightest engines in the league.

The suspension is made of home-made struts that Davíð built with the help of Renniverkstæði Exa, and had the travel of 30 cm (12″). The vehicle had also an independent front suspension system. With the IFS the kicks would be softer and smoother.

In 2008 Jón Örn Ingileifsson bought the car from Haraldur.  While the car was in his possession, Jón Örn changed the name from “Musso” to “Choir Boy” and replaced the V6 engine with 377Chevy V8 and removed the home-made struts and put 12″ FOX shocks underneath it. 

Snorri bought the car without the 377 Chevy engine only a month before the first race of that season. He and his team tore everything apart, painted then put the car back together to attend the first round. In his possession the car had LS3 GM 427 7L engine. Snorri also upgraded the brake system.

Þór Þormar Pálsson

Þór Þormar and his father went to Formula Off Road competitions together so the interest has been there for many years. First he had a normal every-day jeep but buys a Street Legal car from Hafliði Guðjóns, probably the last manual Formula Off Road car. After that he bought the frame of Fríða Grace, prepared the car for a race in 1995, he competed for the next 1-2 years on that car. Still he lacked money and experience  so this whole thing would work as it should so he and Elmar Jón Guðmundsson bought Heimasætan together. Þór and Elmar both competed on Heimasætan for few year and all was well, but then Þór borrows Hlébarðinn from Eyjólfi Skúla, which later on he bought for his own and goes by the name Mjölnir.

Insane

Name:
Insane

Number:
61

Class:
Unlimited

First appearance:
2014 Hella

Engine:
LS7 Mast Motorsport

HorsePower [HP]:
650

Torque:
800

Nitro:
190

Turbo:

Transmission:
Monsterglide

Transfercase:
Icelandic Special

Frame:
Steel Tubes

Axles:
Front; Special made with double u-joint with 35 spline Ford 9″ axels and Alumininum Center Sections
Rear; 9″ Ford with 40 spline

Suspensions:
SwayAway 2,5″ 10″ long

Tires:
Super Scoopers

Svanur Örn Tómasson

Name:

Svanur Örn Tómasson

Nickname:

Born:
1961

Country:
Iceland

HomeTown:
Reykjavík

Club:
Torfæruklúbbur Suðurlands

Team:
Offroad Reykjavík
Offroad Iceland

Background

The Driver:
In 2013 Svanur competed on Lukku Láki which belonged to his oldest son and after that test drive he got the Off Road Fever.

The Car
Insane was built in Sweden, 2007 by Johannes Rykling and Hans Mäki, then it belonged to Martin Michaelsen in Norway. Svanur buys Insane in 2014 and has been competing since. The car has changed a bit since it came in Svanur’s hands like suspension links in the rear and moved the rear axle further back along with the suspension fittings and titled the suspensions.

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