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Corvette BP Racer (1965)


Corvette BP Racer (1965)

Chevrolet launched its radical new Corvette in 1962, based on the Sting Ray race car. The road cars had a huge number of performance options, and it is this, plus the car's very quick pace, which made many successful race machines. This roadster is typical of the breed, with the original frame reinforced with a multipoint roll cage that stiffens up the structure and helps to make the suspension work In "Her. The springs and shocks have all been uprated to the sort of standard that would usually rattle fillings loose on the road, though they make this roadster into I In- ultimate corner carver. This car uses the highest factory-rated engine, the 327ci (5.4 liter) 'Fuelie', so called because it had Rochester mechanical fuel injection. It also had specially designed aluminium cylinders heads, 11:1 compression, and a modified distributor to promote power.

Corvette BP Racer (1965) Specifications

Top speed:148 mph (237 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):5.4 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:327 ci (5,358 cc)
Transmission:4-speed manual
Max power:375 bhp (280 kW) @ 6,000 rpm
Max torque:352 lb ft (477 Nm) @ 4,000 rpm
Weight:3,150 lb (1,431 kg)
Economy:12 mpg (4.24 km/I)
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