1991 Intrepid RM-1

1991 Intrepid RM-1

1991 Intrepid RM-1

Jim Miller of the famous Pratt & Miller commissioned and built the Intrepid RM-1 for the 1991 IMSA GTP season.

The design was entrusted to Riley Technologies were Bob Riley and his son sketched a GTP model that had as much downforce as possible.

Pratt & Miller handled construction of the RM-1 and Chevrolet offered an 800 bhp version of Katech-built small-block V8.

Fielded by MTI and Tom Milner Racing the RM-1s had a steady streak of finishes with occasional podium finishes including 1st overall at the 1991 Hours of New Orleans as the only victory.

As the RM-1 was built with incredible levels of downforce, it was more suited for the smaller tracks and not large endurance tracks like Daytona.

Momentum for the RM-1 project fell when Tommy Kendall’s rear suspension failed at Watkins Glen sending him into the wall at 140 mph which nearly ended his career.

In Detail

type Racing Car
body stylist Bob & Bill Riley
coachbuilder Pratt & Miller
engine Chevrolet Katech V8
position Mid, Longitudinal
displacement 7194 cc / 439 in³
body / frame Carbon Fiber Monocoque w/Steel Roll Cage
driven wheels RWD
wheel type BBS
front wheels F 43.2 x 33.0 cm / 17 x 13 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 38.1 cm / 17 x 15 in
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Inboard Spring/Damper Units
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Inboard Spring/Damper Units
curb weight 817 kg / 1800 lbs
wheelbase 2794 mm / 110 in
length 4801 mm / 189 in
width 1981 mm / 78 in
height 1041 mm / 41 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual

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