|Chassis||Steel and aluminium monocoque with load-bearing engine-transmission assembly|
|Suspension (front)||Independent, wishbones and inclined coil spring/shock absorber units|
|Suspension (rear)||Independent, single top link, twin tower links and coil spring/shock absorber units|
|Axle track||Front: 1,625 mm (64.0 in)|
Rear: 1,625 mm (64.0 in)
|Wheelbase||2,591 mm (102.0 in)|
|Engine||Mid-engine, longitudinally mounted, 4,940 cc (301.5 cu in), Chevrolet, 90° V8, NA|
|Transmission||Hewland DG300 5-speed manual|
|Power||500–600 hp (373–447 kW) |
325–420 lb⋅ft (441–569 N⋅m)
|Weight||650–665 kg (1,433–1,466 lb)|
|Notable entrants|| Carl Hass Racing |
|Notable drivers|| Patrick Tambay |
|Debut||1977 Can-Am Mont-Tremblant|
|Drivers' Championships||3: (1977 Can-Am, 1978 Can-Am, 1979 Can-Am)|
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