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Dale Earnhardt's Chevy Lumina


Dale Earnhardt's Chevy Lumina

The late Dale Earnhardt, known as 'The Intimidator', had long been a Chevrolet NASCAR driver and started with the Lumina in 1992. That turned out to be a dismal year for the team, so Chevy doubled its efforts for 1993 and was rewarded with the Winston Cup Championship. The Lumina, like all NASCARs, had to run the same shape as the street car, but underneath there was nothing of the stock sedan. A full metal spaceframe filled the inside, with trailing arms and Panhard rod locating the live rear axle. At the front it used adjustable double wishbones and huge anti-roll bar. The car used different springs rates and tyre sizes because of l ravelling around to the left constantly. The small-block Chevy with a compression ratio of 13:1 had a carburettor restriction plate to even out competition and to keep weight to 3,500lb (1587kg), Kevlar body panels and Lexan windows were used.

Dale Earnhardt's Chevy Lumina Specifications

Top speed:200 mph (320 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):3.5 sec
Engine type: V8
Displacement: 358 ci (5,866 cc)
Transmission:4-speed manual
Max power:680 bhp (507 kW) @ 7,000 rpm
Max torque: N/A
Weight: 3,500 lb (1,590 kg)
Economy:N/A
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