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Elfin Mallala sports racing car

Elfin Mallala sports racing car

The Elfin Mallala was a sports racing car produced in 1962 and 1963 by Garrie Cooper's Elfin Sports Cars. It had a small run of only five cars. Its first race was at the Mallala Race Circuit which gave its name to the car. It has the historical distinction of being the first Australian built racing car to race in England.

Technical specifications and features

Drivetrain

  • mid mounted 4 cylinder, 1600 cc engine
  • From 110.4 kW (150 PS; 148 hp)
  • 5 speed gearbox

Suspension

  • Front: Tubular wishbones, coil/shock absorbers, 12.7 mm (0.5 in) non-adjustable anti-roll bar
  • Rear: Reversed lower wishbones, driveshaft top link, trailing radius arms

Exceptions were:

chassis 6318: tubular top link, splined driveshaft
chassis 6316: tubular top link, drive shafts with rubber doughnuts

Brakes

  • Front: 240 mm (9.4 in) discs
  • Rear: 216 mm (8.5 in) drums
The last three cars had discs on all four wheels.

Wheels/Tyres

  • 13" wheels

Construction

  • Aluminium body panels, fiberglass nose and tail. (The first car aluminium nose and tail).
  • Space frame chassis

Dimensions

  • Length 3,040 mm (119.7 in)
  • Front Track 1,080 mm (42.5 in)
  • Rear Track 1,060 mm (41.7 in)
  • Wheelbase 1,960 mm (77.2 in)
  • Kerb Weight 408 kg (899 lb)