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

typeRacing Car
body stylistBob & Bill Riley
coachbuilderPratt & Miller
engineChevrolet Katech V8
positionMid, Longitudinal
displacement7194 cc / 439 in³
body / frameCarbon Fiber Monocoque w/Steel Roll Cage
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeBBS
front wheelsF 43.2 x 33.0 cm / 17 x 13 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 38.1 cm / 17 x 15 in
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Inboard Spring/Damper Units
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Inboard Spring/Damper Units
curb weight817 kg / 1800 lbs
wheelbase2794 mm / 110 in
length4801 mm / 189 in
width1981 mm / 78 in
height1041 mm / 41 in
transmission5-Speed Manual

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