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 Prince R380-I
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The genesis of the development of the R380 was the second Japanese Grand Prix, at which a Porsche had eventually convincingly beaten a selection of Prince Skylines.
The R380 was completed in 1964, and established a Japanese and E-Class world speed record in 1965 at the Yatabe Test Track. In 1966, the improved R380-1 model competed in the third Japanese Grand Prix, taking the overall title. An R380 also finished second.
Released in 1968, a new R381 model won the Japanese Grand Prix in the same year equipped with a Chevrolet 5.5-liter V8 engine. Two R382 models also came first and second in the 1969 Grand Prix using Prince’s own 6-liter V12 DOHC engine (output: 500 ps).
The R380-I shown in this picture (number 11) is the car driven by Yoshikazu Sunako that beat Porsche to the checkered flag at the third Japanese Grand Prix in 1966.
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Storage location:NISSAN ZAMA MEMORIAL WAREHOUSE (2-5000, Hironodai, Zama-shi, Kanagawa-ken 228-0012)
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Year manufactured:1966
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Manufacturer:Prince Motor Company
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Classification:Other
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Current status:In storage: not open to the public
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Prince R380
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Model name:R380-I
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Company name:Prince Motor Company
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Year manufactured:1966
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Vehicle type/usage:Racing car
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Zama
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Model / Weight
Number of doors:2
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Vehicle weight:660 kg
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Body / Size
Bumpers:None
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Step:None
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Overall length:3930 mm
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Overall width:1580 mm
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Overall height:1035 mm
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Tire size:Front: 5.00L-15, Rear: 6.50L-15
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Wheelbase:2360 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1280×1260 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:None
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Steering:Rack and pinion
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Engine / Size / Power
Engine name:Prince GR8
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Cooling/cylinder arrangement:-/inline 6-cylinder
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Valve train:DOHC
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Carburetor:Weber
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Bore x stroke:82×63 mm
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Displacement:1996 cc
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Ignition system:Full transistor
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Max. power/r.p.m.:200 ps or greater/8000 rpm
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:Hewland 5-speed
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Drive system:FR
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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