When the Coupe Cup was devised, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for those who have some mechanical knowledge to build their own racer and as such several drivers are now campaigning with cars built with their own fair hands. Building your own car is obviously the cheapest way to get your race car, with sound base cars available from under £500. Factor in the rest of the parts needed and you could have a car on the grid for around £2500.
The car specification uses a six-point, bolt in roll cage from Safety Devices and this is solely available through exit13 Limited. Although it is a 'bolt-in' cage, it still requires a small amount of welding and fabrication for installation of the footings but this is the only area of the build where any sort of welding is needed provided your donor car is sound! The rest of the conversion is mainly bolt on stuff, you can easily build a Coupe Cup racer in your garage at home.