Juno Racing Cars – Mercury R” car (CN racing SportPrototype)
After photographing Juno’s fantastic Formula Ford, I went back to photograph the imposing Mercury R ”car (CN racing SportPrototype).
This car created another type of challenge, but it was also a fantastic experience.
Here are some of the images we made.
Agency:Darwin & Warhol
Client: Juno Racing Cars
For those who do not know Juno here is a summary of its history:
Juno Racing Cars was founded by former Williams F1 coach Ewan Baldry in 1999. The factory’s first car, the Juno SS1, debuted in 2001. After the success of the SS1 and SS2 models, a more powerful sports car was launched by Juno in 2005, the SS3 V6!
David Mountain and Andreas Halkiopolous competed in the Jaguar SS3 V6 in the Britsports Endurance Championship and won 6 of the 7 races they entered.
SSE, launched in 2007, continued to win races in various classes of the CN Group and ended up winning the European Endurance Championship (VdeV) in 2008, showing once again that Juno came to win with competitive and beautiful racing cars that they could withstand the reliability that was needed for those long runs.
Juno cars has become synonymous with performance and reliability, winning races and championships around the world, in South Africa, Australia, Portugal, New Zealand, Dubai, United Kingdom and many more.
In 2009, Juno launched its first Formula Ford in the British Formula Ford Championship, with the JA09 model, immediately winning some races. The following year, it was replaced by JA10.
With the mentality of continuing to win championships, Juno launched the new updated CN model in 2013. The CN2013 was born by the hands of Juno engineers in partnership with Williams F1 engineers and has become a race winning car in many racing series in Worldwide.
In 2013, Juno was also responsible for developing one of the most extreme cars that an ordinary person can transport. As a passenger, people experience the most extreme G-forces that a racing car can provide. It was a formula with 2 commissioners, powered by a Jaguar V6 engine, capable of “blowing your mind”. It was built to be used by the Silverstone Circuit as a passenger experience vehicle. Today it is a great success and has become one of Silverstone’s main assets.
In 2016, Juno Racing Cars was acquired by Nuno Magalhães and the factory was transferred to Portugal. The NEW ERA is now starting at Juno.