So-Cal Lakester 

  • built in USA
  • 2003
  • 200 HP 2.0L
But despite the vast differences in materials and technology that distinguish the two vehicles, the modern version remains true to the spirit of the famous So-Cal belly tank lakester.
One of the most famous of the breed was the So-Cal Speed Shop belly tank.

Data points Key details of the So-Cal Lakester


200 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
987 HP


200 ft-lb
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

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So-Cal Lakester
When he returned to civilian life, Burke constructed his first lakester from a 168-gallon P51 Mustang belly tank, but that design proved too small to accommodate an engine and driver.
Conceived by hot rodders in the late '40s to minimize aerodynamic drag and fashioned from war surplus auxiliary fuel tanks formerly mounted on the bellies of military aircraft, these open-wheeled inventions set records on the dry lakebeds of Southern California and on the glistening white salt of Bonneville.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand So-Cal
Type of car Race car
Year 2003


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 660/? 64
Rear wheels 787/? 89

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9 lb/hp
Maximum hp 200 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 200 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM
Max RPM 6,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 1,998 cc
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,800 lb
Width 35 in
Height 41 in
Length 160 in
Front track width 60 in
Wheelbase 105 in
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