Marque - Branson

Model - GD 500 - Land Speed Record Vehicle

Constructed by A.A.R.D. - Branson

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Wheelbase 22.1 ft (6.742m)

Front Track 37" (940mm)

Rear Track 26" (672mm)

Overall Length 42 ft (12.8m)

Ground Clearance 5" (127mm)

Height 35" (889mm) Including ground clearance

Engines Front & Rear V12 Rolls Royce Mk 4B Meteor

Displacement 1650 cu in (27 litre)

Weight Approximately 8,500 Ibs

Chassis (Monocoque) Steel riveted

Gear Box Front & Rear Allison HT, 741 Automatics 4 speed ATEC

Fuel Tanks Aluminium with rubber bladder

Fuel Tank Capacity 450 litres

Driver Seating Forward

Callipers  PBR Corvette Front

Discs Special Disc for High RPM

Suspension Double Wishbone and Push rod, front & rear

Steering Hi-Drive Hydraulics

Dampers Air/Hydraulic. Air Bag with Monroe Shockers

Radiators Heat exchangers using dry ice

C.V.Joints Lobro


Bore 5.4" Dia (137mm)

Stroke 6.0"(152.4mm)

No. of Cylinders 12

Displacement 1650 cu in (27,000cc)

Cylinder Arrangement 60 degree Vee

Induction Twin T18 Garrett Turbo's

Fuel System Constant Flow Fuel injection through 2 stage circuit with 1200 gal Enderle fuel pump.

Horse Power 2,500 per engine

Maximum RPM 4,000

Torque 2,000 ft Ibs estimated

Fuel Methanol

Suspension Pivots Spherical Bearings

Wheel Bearings Timken Tapered Roller Bearings

Steering Wheel Specially made

Wheels A.A.K.D. Cast Magnesium

Drive Layout Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Independent

Tyres  Mickey Thompson 30.0 x 8.75 - 18 30.0 x 9


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