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

typeConcept / Prototype Car
built atKoyoto, Japan
displacement2800 cc / 170.87 in³
power108.1 kw / 145 bhp
specific output51.79 bhp per litre
bhp/weight223.08 bhp per tonne
body / frameFiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Body over Tubular Steel Frame
front tires185/60HR13 Dunlop
rear tires225/60HR13 Dunlop
front brakesVentilated Discs w/Kayaba Shock Absorbers
rear brakesSolid Discs w/Kayaba Shock Absorbers
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionWishbones
r suspensionWishbones
curb weight650 kg / 1433.25 lbs
wheelbase2450 mm / 96.5 in
front track1445 mm / 56.900002 in
rear track1505 mm / 59.299999 in
length4235 mm / 166.7 in
width1775 mm / 69.900002 in
height990 mm / 39 in
transmissionZF 5DS-25/2