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  Article Image gallery (12) P538 - 001 Specifications  
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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1966
Numbers built:four + one
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 27, 2006
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Engine
Configuration Chevrolet 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 5,359 cc / 327 cu in
Bore / Stroke 101.6 mm (4 in) / 82.5 mm (3.2 in)
Compression 11.1:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 4 Weber 45 DCOE Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 355 bhp / 265 KW @ 5,800 rpm
BHP/Liter 66 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis fibreglass body on tubular chassis
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, tubular shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension double wishbones, coil springs, tubular shock absorbers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes discs, all-round, inboard rear
Gearbox ZF 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 950 kilo / 2,094 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,998 mm (157.4 in) / 1,930 mm (76 in) / 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,515 mm (99 in) / 1,460 mm (57.5 in) / 1,542 mm (60.7 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.37 bhp / kg
Top Speed 280 km/h (174 mph)

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  • Bizzarrini, a technician devoted to racing, by Winston Goodfellow
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  Article Image gallery (12) P538 - 001 Specifications