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.
|body stylist||Bob & Bill Riley|
|coachbuilder||Pratt & Miller|
|engine||Chevrolet Katech V8|
|displacement||7194 cc / 439 in³|
|body / frame||Carbon Fiber Monocoque w/Steel Roll Cage|
|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|
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