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Chevron B 50

Country GB/D
Year 1979
Engine VW Golf
Engine Type L4
Cams 1
Valves/cyl 2.0000
Bore 79.520
Stroke 80.000
Capacity (cc) 1588
Power (at revs) 181 HP/8200
Torque 178 Nm/6300
Ignition Bosch TSZ
Fuel system Kugelfischer f.i.
Chassis type Aluminium monocoque
Body type single seater
Front suspension "coil, double wishbone"
Rear suspension "coil, double wishbone"
Shock absorbers Bilstein
Engine position mid
Wheelbase (mm) 2300
Front track (mm) 1640
Rear track (mm) 1540
Weight (kg) 421
Drive rear
Number of gears 4
Gearbox Hewland Mk 8
Fuel tank size (litres)
Front brake type disc
Rear brake type disc
Front rims 6 x 13
Rear rims 8 x 13
Tyres Dunlop
Front tyres 180/500-13
Rear tyres 205/540-13
Maximum speed (kph) 242

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