1974 Sting GW1


1974 Sting GW1

1974 Sting GW1

In 1974 this Sting GW1 was build as a one-of privateer car for John Collins for racer Gary Wilson.

Sponsored by Kendall GT-1, the String competed in the 1974 Can-Am season against the Shadow DN4, McLaren M20, Porsche 917/30 with limited success.

It borrowed many elements of its contemporaries such as the aerodynamics of the Porsche 917 and tub structure of the McLaren.

In its second race, Gary Wilson piloted the Sting to it best placing fifth overall at the Can-Am races at Road America.

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In Detail

type Racing Car
production 1
engine Chevrolet V8
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
fuel feed Lucas Mechanical Injection
displacement 8849 cc / 540 in³
power 559.3 kw / 750 bhp
specific output 84.76 bhp per litre
transmission 4-Speed Hewland LG 500