Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood 007 n.76 24 Hours of Le Mans 1976

CHEVROLET CORVETTE GREENWOOD 007 n.76

HISTORY

The Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood 007 n.76 is a car that took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1976. The Corvette launched the new car in 1974, John Greenwood modified the car by upgrading the engine to over 500 kW. Thanks to the support of the manufacturer, the American started the adventure of racing competitions.

John Greenwood and Bernard Darniche driving the Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood 007 n.76 participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1976. The car hosted by the French government, started from the ninth position obtaining the best top speed with 354 km/h. A tank problem forced Greenwood to retire after twenty-nine laps, The race was won by the Porsche 936 n.20 of Jacky Ickx and Gijs Van Lennep.

In races in America despite the good results in practice, the Corvette Greenwood in the race always had reliability problems. At the end of the season the American engineer left the car races. His best results in his four years of collaboration with the Chevrolet, were the pole position at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the title in the Trans-am Series both in 1975.

CHASSIS

Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood 007
Steel tubular frame
Length: 4750 mm
Width: 2083 mm
Height: 1194 mm
Brakes:Ventilated discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood ZL1 7654 cc V8 90°, Front, longitudinally mounted
Power: 522 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Differential: Rear differential lock
Transmission: Muncie M22 four speed Manual
Tank Capacity: 121 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Did not finish 24 hours of Le Mans 1976 with drivers John Greenwood, Bernard Darniche

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