|Frame: High-strength seamless steel tubing.
Length: 174" maximum
Width: 86" maximum
Height: Maximum 36" (excluding rollcage)
Weight: 1800lbs minimum without driver; maximum 67% left side weight. Engine, driveshaft and rear end housing are offset approx. 17" to left of center.
Body: Aluminum sheet metal attached directly to frame.
Tires: Hoosier Racing Tires ranging in size from 11" (left front) to 17" (right rear) costing from $125.00 to $150.00 each.
Engine: Chevrolet cast-iron big block-470 cubic inches maximum. Must have standard stroke configuration, steel crankshift and rods.
Horsepower: 800+hp at 7100RPM
Engine cost: $18,000 to $28,000.
Fuel: Methanol, distributed to engine through fuel injection system.
Transmission: None!! The driveshaft connects directly to rear end. To start, rear end gears are engaged and car is pushed by truck.
Suspension: Several different systems are used including: front leaf spring/rear torsion bar; 4-corner torsion bar; cantilever and coil-over.
Speed: High 16 sec. to low 17 sec. lap times. 150mph in straightways; 120mph corners. Supermodifieds are capable of speeds over 175mph.
Total Cost: In excess of $50,000.
|Supermodified Car Facts|
Year built: 1988
Engine: Finger Lakes Machine, 467 BB Chevy
Suspension: 4 Bar Torsion