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1987 Oldsmobile Aerotech ST
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1987 Oldsmobile Aerotech ST

1987 Oldsmobile Aerotech ST

In the late 1980s GM positioned to raise the performance pedigree of Oldsmobile with the Aerotech program. Three cars were made over a five year period that set many high speed endurance records.

The first version know as the Short Tail (ST) was built around a March indycar chassis with an all-enveloping body. It was powered by the Oldsmobile Quad 4 which was a twin-turbocharged inline-4.

Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt set a course record of 257.123 mph (413.788 km/h) on 27 August 1987 at the Fort Stockton test track. The outright top speed of the car was 267.88 mph (431.10 km/h).

In Detail

type Record Car
built at USA
engine Oldsmobile Quad 4 Inline-4
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Turbocharged
top speed ~431.1 kph / 267.71 mph