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Join Date: Aug 2006
I can't quite believe I haven't covered this one previously.
The T77 was launched in, wait for it, 1934. NINETEEN THIRTY-FOUR. Incredible.
The car had a 3.4ltr air-cooled V8 in the boot. It had fully independent suspension and used innovative weight saving materials throughout.
80's car buffs will remember the fuss over drag coefficients. The Audi 100 was 0.29 at best, and the R25 0.28. A scale model of the T77a recorded 0.212. OK maybe the real life version was not up to that, but it managed 93mph from 75bhp - in a large, luxury car.
The car has a small frontal cross-sectional area, and a flat floor. Engine in the arse means no tranny tunnel, no exhaust pipes running underneath.
The air-cooled V8 (no heavy rad/water-based cooling system) has a mag-alloy crank case and gearbox case.