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  Chaparral 2 Chevrolet
 

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Country of origin:United States
Produced from:1963 - 1965
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Jim Hall
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 09, 2009
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Engine
Configuration Chevrolet 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 5,356 cc / 326.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 101.6 mm (4 in) / 82.5 mm (3.2 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Weber 48 DCOE Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 475 bhp / 354 KW
BHP/Liter 89 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis fibreglass monocoque with steel reinforcements
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, single top links, twin trailing arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Brakes discs, all-round
Gearbox GM 2 speed Automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 750 kilo / 1,654 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,013 mm (158 in) / 1,727 mm (68 in) / 857 mm (33.7 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,311 mm (91 in) / 1,422 mm (56 in) / 1,346 mm (53 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.63 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1965 Sebring 12 Hours (Jim Hall / Hap Sharp in 2001)

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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