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Specification

Chassis: Tubular Steel welded backbone construction semi-spaceframe with thick epoxy rust proof coating
Suspension: Independent front and rear with wide based double wishbones and combined coil spring and adjustable shock absorbers. Front ant-roll bar.
Brakes: Girling 10 inch disc front and rear. Dual safety system with servo assistance.
Wheels: Light alloy bolt-on ventilated wheels with 195/60 VR 14 tyres.
Steering: Rack & pinion. 2.65 turns lock to lock.
Body: Fully demountable glassfibre, Kevlar and Carbon fibre two seater. Front engined with separate rear luggage compartment

 

Engine

Vegantune/Evante twin overhead camshaft light alloy cyclinder head with inclined valves operating through inverted piston type cam followers. Toothed belt drive to camshafts. Hemispherical combustion chambers. 10.5 : 1 compression ratio. Lightweight cast iron block with steel crankshaft.

Cylinders: 4
Bore: 83.5mm
Stroke: 77.6mm
Capacity: 1699cc
Max BHP: 140@6500rpm
Max Torque: 129lb/ft@5250rpm - 100lb/ft@3000rpm
Carburation: 2 x twin choke Dellorto 40 DHLA or electronic p.i.
Fuel pump: Engine operated diaphragm or electronic p.i. pump.
Sump Capacity: 7.5 imp quarts
Oil filter: Full flow microfilter
Cooling: Water with fan and pump. Front mounted radiator.
Fuel Tank: Safety construction 12 imp gallons, filled with 'Explosafe' anti expolsive material.

Transmission

Clutch: Single plate 8 inch diameter hydraulic operated.
Gearbox: 5 speed all syncromesh
Ratios: 2.99, 1.76, 1.30, 1.0, 0. overdrive 5th
Final Drive: Hypoid bevel 3.9:1 Other options incl limited slip available.
Drive Shafts: Constant velocity.

Dimensions & Data

Wheelbase: 214cm
Track: 118cm front 124cm rear
Overall length: 372cm
Overall Width: 149cm
Overall Height: 113cm
Ground Clearance: 16cm
Turning Circle: 9.3metres
Dry Weight: 687kg
Kerb Weight: 720kg
Max Speed: 132mph
Power to weight ratio based on 24st allowance for friver & passenger.
Evante 140 = 163 bhp per ton
Evante 160 = 186 bhp per ton
Evante turbo = 233 bhp per ton

 

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