Monday, January 02, 2017

Mario Andretti with the M6B, the “429’er, actually 494 ci, 8.1 liters

They claimed 720 horsepower from this monster and Andretti said he could get wheelspin in any gear any time; he said the acceleration was so great he had trouble reaching the gearshift.

Unfortunately, during pre-race warm-up a constant-velocity joint failed, breaking an upright which was fixed but the unseen CV joint breakage prevented the car from starting from the pit lane at race time

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