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  Article Image gallery (15) PC23/007 Specifications  
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Country of origin:United States
Introduced in:1994
Numbers built:9
Designed by:Nigel Bennett for Team Penske
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 21, 2011
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Engine
Configuration Ilmor / Mercedes 500I 82º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 131 kilo / 288.8 lbs
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 3,429 cc / 209.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 97.0 mm (3.8 in) / 58.0 mm (2.3 in)
Compression 11.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Garrett Turbo
Power 1,024 bhp / 764 KW @ 9,800 rpm
Torque 755 Nm / 557 ft lbs @ 8,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 299 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis carbon-fibre composite monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, push-rod actuated coil springs and dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox 6 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 703 kilo / 1,550 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,953 mm (195 in) / N/A / N/A
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,920 mm (115 in) / 1,727 mm (68 in) / 1,625 mm (64 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.46 bhp / kg
Top Speed 392 km/h (244 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1994 Indy 500 (Al Unser Jr. in PC23/007)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Penske Racing Team - 40 Years of Excellence, by Alan Hummel
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