Echidna Special 

  • built in USA
  • 1958
  • 360 HP 5.6L
 
A standard Corvette, aluminum-cased, Borg-Warner T-10 4-speed gearbox was used.
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The trio based the Echidna largely around the Corvette.
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Data points Key details of the Echidna Special

Number built

Special
2 cars
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

Special
360 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Echidna Special

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On the track, the Echidna faced stiff competition at events like Road America from the Lister-Jaguars, Ferrari 750 and 860 Monza, Mondial and Testa Rossa, Maserati 450S, Lister Corvette and Jaguar D-type.
John Staver, Ed Grierson and Bill Larson were responsible for the Echidna, a racecar named after an obscure Australian anteater.
1
Aug

1958 Echidna

Car & Driver News
Auto Shows arrow 1958 Echidna 2002 Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races Crossword puzzle enthusiasts may recognize the word echidna as an Australian anteater, which this low-snooted race car with bodywork by Devin is said to resemble.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Echidna
Type of car Production car
Year 1958
Number built 2 cars

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.56 lb/hp
Maximum hp 360 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,555 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,000 lb
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