The A-Z of Racing Cars

Connaught A-Type

Type 4 cylinder, DOHC, 8 valves, 1960cc
Fuelling Hilborn mechanical injection
Max. power 145 bhp at 6000 rpm
Specific output 74bhp/litre
Power/weight 248bhp/tonne
Transmission 4-speed Wislon pre-selector
Frame Steel tubular ladder frame
Brakes Girling hydraulic, Alfin drums
Suspension (f) Double wishbones, torsion bars
Suspension (r) De Dion axle, torsion bars
Wheels cast Elektron alloy
Tyres Dunlop L-section racing
Length/width/height n/a
Kerb weight 1288 lb
Performance (estimated)
0-100mph 10s
Top speed 160mph

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