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  Scarab Mk II Chevrolet
 

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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:1959
Numbers built:2
Designed by:Chuck Pelly
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 07, 2008
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Engine
Configuration 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast aluminium block and head
Displacement 7,011 cc / 427.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 104.8 mm (4.1 in) / 101.6 mm (4 in)
Compression 10.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Aspiration Dual Superchargers
Power 900 bhp / 671 KW @ 7,000 rpm
Torque 1,050 Nm / 774 ft lbs @ 3,900 rpm
BHP/Liter 128 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 1.04 bhp / kg
Top Speed 272 km/h (169 mph)
0-60 mph 4.2 s
0-100 mph 9.0 s

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