1999 Rafanelli Riley & Scott MkIII

Images courtesy and copyright Chris Abele, Earl Cook, and Greg Cooper
Text copyright Michael J. Fuller
A radical departure from the Riley & Scott MkIII theme.  Rafanelli's modified R&S MkIII left the Riley & Scott factory as a standard MkIII (BMW powered) and was subsequently re-engineered by the Rafanelli staff.  The fact that it became a race winner against such competition as the BMW LMR and Panoz LMP-1 is a testament to Refanelli's engineering prowess and also to the excellence of the core race car.
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1999 Rafanelli-Riley & Scott MkIII Specifications
Designer: Bob and Bill Riley, with updates by Rafanelli Engineering
Layout: Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Monocoque: Steel tube frame/composite hybrid
Engine: Judd GV4 V10, normally aspirated, 72 degree cylinder angle, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement: 3998 cc
Horsepower: 600+ hp @ 10250 rpm
Torque: 355 lb-ft. @ 8500 rpm
Gearbox: 5-speed manual
Clutch: CFC clutch
Differential: Multiple-disc limited slip differential
Suspension: Front: upper and lower A-arms, lower toe links, coil springs, tube shocks, anti-roll bar
Rear: upper and lower A-arms, pushrods, coilsprings, tube shocks, anti-roll bar
Brakes: Front: 14.0" vented discs
Rear: 14.0" vented discs
Wheels: Speedline
Tires: Yokohama
Length: 4648 mm (MkIII A)
Width: 2000 mm (MkIII A)
Wheelbase: 2794 mm (MkIII A)
Front Track: 1633 mm (MkIII A)
Rear Track: 1562 mm (MkIII A)
Weight: 982 kgs. (MkIII A)
Tank capacity: 90 liters
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