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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:1958
Numbers built:1
Designed by:Chuck Pelly
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 04, 2010
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Engine
Configuration Chevrolet 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 5,555 cc / 339 cu in
Bore / Stroke 101.6 mm (4 in) / 85.7 mm (3.4 in)
Compression 10.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Hilborn Travers Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 385 bhp / 287 KW @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 515 Nm / 380 ft lbs @ 6,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 69 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on chrome-moly tube spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, tubular shock absorbers
Rear suspension DeDion axle, radius rods, Watts linkage, coil springs
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes drums, all-round, rear in-board
Gearbox Borg-Warner T10 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 862 kilo / 1,900 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,267 mm (168 in) / 1,511 mm (59.5 in) / 965 mm (38 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,337 mm (92 in) / 1,321 mm (52 in) / 1,245 mm (49 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.45 bhp / kg
Top Speed 272 km/h (169 mph)
0-60 mph 4.2 s
0-100 mph 9.0 s

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