Original Avion Specifications - 1986

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Avion: Mid-Engine, 2 Passenger, High-Tech Sports Car.

Type: Girling/Neal balance beam
Front/Rear: Disk

Type: Aircraft alloy aluminum monocoque center section, Tubular steel front and rear spaceframe.
Body material: Carbonfiber/S-glass hybrid.

Dimensions and Capacities:
Wheelbase: 92.95”
Track F/R: 62/62
Length: 63.5”
Height: 43”
Ground Clearance: 5.5”
Curb Weight: 1550 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 11.0 gal
Drag Coefficient: Cd=.27

Avion Technology

Drive Train:
Transmission: Close ratio 5 speed
Final drive ratio: 3.56:1

Engine*:  Chrysler/Shelby Turbo

Type: 4-cylinder OHC, electronic fuel injection.
Bore/Stroke: 3.44"/3.62"
Displacement: 2.2 liter
Compression Ration: 8.1:1
Fuel System: Bosch electronic fuel injection
Turbocharger: Garret air research T3
Waste Gate: Integral
Maximum Boost Pressure: 9.0 psi
Valve Gear: Belt-driven single overhead cam
Power (SAE net): 146 bhp @ 5200 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 168-lbs-ft @ 3600 rpm
Redline: 6000 rpm

Seats: Leather adjustable
Dash: Oiled Rose Wood
Trunk Volume: 14 ft. cu.

City: 28 mpg **
Highway: 40 mpg **

Top Speed: 157 mph ***
Acceleration: 0-60: 5.3 sec

Sound System:
6-way speaker system
AM/FM stereo with power amp

Standard Features:
Sun Roof
Semi Gullwing Doors
Light Weight Polycarbonate Tilt Steering Wheel
Concealed Halogen Headlights

Type: Rack-and-Pinion
Turns Lock-to-Lock: 3.3

Front: Independent, Long & Short Arm, Coil Springs, Anti-Sway Bar
Rear: Independent, Chapman Struts, Coil Springs, Anti-Sway Bar

* 225 bhp 16 valve Available
** Highway mileage on actual cross country run
*** Projected Figures From Vehicle Research Institute