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Engine Specifications

Engine Specifications:Type M 196 S, Twin Spark Inline-8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
Position:Front Longitudinal, 53 Degree Inclination To The Right
Valvetrain:DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl w/Desmodromic Valve Gear
Fuel feed:Mechanically Controlled Petrol Direct Injection
Displacement:2982 cc / 182.0 cu in
Bore:78 mm / 3.07 in
Stroke:78 mm / 3.07 in
Power:231.2 kw / 310.0 bhp @ 7400 rpm
Specific output:103.96 bhp per litre
Bhp/Weight:277.53 bhp per tonne
Torque:317 nm / 233.8 ft lbs @ 5950 rpm

Chassis & body

Body/Frame:Elektron Body over Steel Tubular Space Frame
Driven wheels:RWD
Front tires:6.00x16
Rear tires:7.00x16
Front brakes:Inboard Duplex Drum Brakes w/Power Assist
Front brake size:350 mm / 13.8 in
Rear brakes:Inboard Duplex Drum Brakes w/Power Assist
Rear brake size:275 mm / 10.8 in
Front wheels:F 40.6 x 15.2 cm / 16.0 x 6.0 in
Rear wheels:R 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
Steering:Worm & Sector
Front suspension:Double Wishbones w/Torsion Bar Springs, Telescopic Shock Absrobers,
Rear suspension:Swing Axles w/Longitudinal Torsion Bar Springs, Telescopic Shock Absrobers


Transmission:Rear Mounted 5-Speed Manual
Gear ratios:2.67:1, 1.75:1, 1.43:1, 1.07:1, 0.83:1
Final drive:2.222:1

Car dimensions

Weight:1117 kg / 2463 lbs
Wheelbase:2370 mm / 93.3 in
Front track:1330 mm / 52.4 in
Rear track:1380 mm / 54.3 in
Length:4350 mm / 171.3 in
Width:1750 mm / 68.9 in
Height:1210 mm / 47.6 in

Speed performance

Car top speed:284 kph / 176.5 mph

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