Mojo development history

Here is my summary of how the Mojo has developed since its introduction. I've not covered every technical detail, but have tried to cover the areas where the main changes have been made over the years.

1999 Mojo Mk1 introduced at Donington Kit Car Show

Front suspension:
  • Fiesta Mk2 uprights
  • Fiesta Mk2 rack mounted rear of axle in line with upper wishbones
  • Inboard shocks driven by top rocker arms

Rear suspension:

  • De Dion with 4 trailing links & panhard rod located off gearbox casing
  • Shocks located off upper trailing link

Other features:

  • Chassis does not extend around rear of engine
  • Windscreen is the bespoke item as used on Jester
  • Original demo car has rear mounted fuel tank fabricated from aluminium
  • Later cars have front mounted fuel tank
  • Various engine configs possible including Ford CVH & Zetec, Toyota 4AGE, Renault 5 GT turbo… Bike engines don't fit!


2002 Mojo Mk2 introduced

Major revisions!

Front suspension:

  • Sierra uprights, discs and calipers
  • Escort Mk2 rack with extensions, mounted ahead of axle in line with lower wishbones
  • Outboard shocks

Rear suspension:

  • Double wishbone, Fiesta Mk2 front uprights & front discs, Sierra rear callipers
  • Rear shocks connected to lower wishbone

Other features:

  • Chassis now encompasses the engine to give pickup points for rear suspension wishbones
  • Heavily revised bodywork:
  • Revised nose (more reminiscent of Striker)
  • Air scoops in rear wings ahead of rear wheels
  • Lowered engine cover and totally remodelled rear end reduces bulky look
  • Front mounted fuel tank fabricated from aluminium ahead of passenger footwell
  • Gear linkage based on Vauxhall parts
  • Engine options remain similar, Zetec is the most popular option, but Honda VTECs added to the list

2003 (this is the spec of my Mojo)

Minor updates:

  • New nose option with more aggressive style and larger radiator aperture. Old nose remains an option

Original Mojo 2 nose

New Mojo 2 nose option

  • New gear linkage based on Ford Focus setup
  • Extra strengthening added to chassis siderails after Cadwell Park 'crash testing'…!
  • Mojo 'race' option added which includes a removable petty strut joining the top of the roll bar to the left hand end of the dash rail.

2004 on

  • Rear toe link changed from a slotted link with 2 inner M8 bolts and outer bush to a link with single inner M10 bolt with outer rose joint in line with R1ot.
  • Tunnel changed to R1ot design which loses the flat centre section of earlier cars, resulting in a higher tunnel top.
  • Return to inboard front shocks with upper rocker arm, initially cars retained sierra uprights (but Mojo SE design later changed to Capri in line with R1ot)

2006 Mojo SE introduced

More major changes!

  • Change to Capri front uprights
  • Carries over the rear chassis design from the R1ot. Suspension geometry unchanged, but gives a longer wheelbase (distance from rear bulkhead to suspension pickups increased)
  • Gives room to package Zetec SE engine (which has inlet system on the front of the engine) which becomes the standard issue Mojo engine
  • Bike engines will also in theory fit
  • Rear body redesigned with a smoother style, but retains Mk2 engine cover moulding
  • Takes Riot SE linear bearing gear linkage
  • Uses more mk4/5 fiesta components:
    • Fuel sender
    • Pedals
    • Clutch master cylinder
    • Fuel pump
    • Gearbox

Zetec SE engine fitted

Capri uprights with top rocker arms

December 2008: Mojo production transfers to Meggt Ltd

May 2011: Mojo production transfers to Typhoon Sports Cars