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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:1970
Numbers built:one-off
Designed by:Jim Hall
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 30, 2011
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Engine
Configuration Chevrolet 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 7,620 cc / 465 cu in
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Chaparral/Lucas Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 760 bhp / 567 KW @ 6,800 rpm
Torque 881 Nm / 650 ft lbs @ 5,600 rpm
BHP/Liter 100 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass panels
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension DeDion axle, leading arms, coil springs over self-levelling dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes Girling ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Chaparral 3 speed Automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 820 kilo / 1,808 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,683 mm (145 in) / 1,981 mm (78 in) / N/A
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,134 mm (84 in) / 1,524 mm (60 in) / 1,397 mm (55 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.93 bhp / kg

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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