1953 Cunningham C4R


1953 Cunningham C4R

1953 Cunningham C4R

At the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans, Briggs Cunningham attempted the first all-American win with three different cars including this C4R which Charles Moran and John Gordon Bonnet piloted to 10th overall. See full 1953 Cunningham C4R image gallery.

In Detail

type Racing Car
engine Chrysler Firepower V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain Pushrod OHV
fuel feed 4 Zenith Carburettors
displacement 5424 cc / 330.98999 in³
bore 96.8 mm / 3.8 in
stroke 92.1 mm / 3.63 in
power 223.7 kw / 300 bhp
specific output 55.31 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 260.87 bhp per tonne
body / frame Aluminum Body over Steel Frame
driven wheels RWD
curb weight 1150 kg / 2535.75 lbs
wheelbase 2540 mm / 100 in
front track 1372 mm / 54 in
rear track 1372 mm / 54 in
length 3937 mm / 155 in
top speed ~250 kph / 155.25 mph