1966 Prince R380-I

Having been narrowly defeated by Porsche in the 2nd Japan GP (1964), the Prince Motor Co., Ltd. went full-out to develop Japan’s first real racing car. Since the 1965 Japan GP was cancelled, its debut race was the 3rd Japan GP (Fuji) in 1966. The car shown is Y. Sunako’s No.11 car, which defeated Porsche to win the championships. H. Oishi’s R380 (No. 10) came in 2nd place.

1966 Prince R380-I

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Nissan GR8 Inline-6
valve train DOHC
fuel feed Weber 42 DCOE
displacement 1996 cc / 121.8 in³
power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 1996 rpm
specific output 100.2 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 303.03 bhp per tonne
front tires 5.00L-15
rear tires 6.50L-15
front brakes Discs
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Discs
r brake size mm / in
curb weight 660 kg / 1455 lbs
wheelbase 2360 mm / 92.9 in
front track 1280 mm / 50.4 in
rear track 1260 mm / 49.6 in
length 3930 mm / 154.7 in
width 1580 mm / 62.2 in
height 1035 mm / 40.7 in
transmission Hewland 5-speed
gear ratios :1