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Country of origin:United States
Produced from:1961 - 1963
Numbers built:5
Designed by:Troutman-Barnes
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 06, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Chevrolet 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 5,205 cc / 317.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 98.3 mm (3.9 in) / 85.7 mm (3.4 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 6 Stromberg Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 300 bhp / 224 KW @ 6,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 58 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis steel tubular spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over Monroe dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reverse A-arms, twin trailing arms, coil springs over Monroe dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes discs, all-round
Gearbox Corvette 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 671 kilo / 1,479 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,886 mm (153 in) / 1,575 mm (62 in) / 787 mm (31 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,235 mm (88 in) / 1,270 mm (50 in) / 1,270 mm (50 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.45 bhp / kg

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Resources
Suggested reading
  • Chaparral, by Richard Falconer with Doug Nye
  • Vintage American Road Racing Cars (1950-1970), by Harold W. Pace and Mark R. Brinker
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