1979 Dome P2

Building on the Zero concept car, Dome released a production version in 1979. It used the same basic principles such a fibreglass body and Nissan L28 engine, but had over 150 modifications to the design. It followed Dome’s extensive motor sports history.

When Dome couldn’t get approval by the Japanese government, they attempted to market the car to America by visiting both tthe Chicago Auto and Los Angeles Auto Shows.

Unique features of the car included an LED instrument panel, finger-tip control switchgear, 2-piece wheels and extremely low ride height.

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In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
built at Koyoto, Japan
production 1
displacement 2800 cc / 170.87 in³
power 108.1 kw / 145 bhp
specific output 51.79 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 223.08 bhp per tonne
body / frame Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Body over Tubular Steel Frame
front tires 185/60HR13 Dunlop
rear tires 225/60HR13 Dunlop
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/Kayaba Shock Absorbers
rear brakes Solid Discs w/Kayaba Shock Absorbers
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Wishbones
r suspension Wishbones
curb weight 650 kg / 1433.25 lbs
wheelbase 2450 mm / 96.5 in
front track 1445 mm / 56.900002 in
rear track 1505 mm / 59.299999 in
length 4235 mm / 166.7 in
width 1775 mm / 69.900002 in
height 990 mm / 39 in
transmission ZF 5DS-25/2