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 byRichard Owen
engineNissan GR8 Inline-6
valve trainDOHC
fuel feedWeber 42 DCOE
displacement1996 cc / 121.8 in³
power149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 1996 rpm
specific output100.2 bhp per litre
bhp/weight303.03 bhp per tonne
front tires5.00L-15
rear tires6.50L-15
front brakesDiscs
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesDiscs
r brake sizemm / in
curb weight660 kg / 1455 lbs
wheelbase2360 mm / 92.9 in
front track1280 mm / 50.4 in
rear track1260 mm / 49.6 in
length3930 mm / 154.7 in
width1580 mm / 62.2 in
height1035 mm / 40.7 in
transmissionHewland 5-speed
gear ratios:1