This is a page from the Nasty Nagari article by Rob Luck which was in the Nov.1978- Jan.1979 edition of Sports Car World Quarterly. It is the second of 5 informative pages. Rob didn't have a copy and Chris G scanned his copy and I sent them off last night. From Rob has come:-
Many thanks for forwarding these high-res scans of the story.
Please pass my thanks to Chris also.
I ran a colour copy onto good paper and the result is excellent.
It looks like there is a significant error on p55 regarding power-to-weight.
As described, the car weighed 100kg less than standard at about 763kg for a power output of 410kW or 550bhp.
That should translate to 720bhp per metric tonne
or 734bhp per imperial ton
By comparison some 'landmark' figures that put this performance into perspective..
Porsche LeMans 2008: 2.09kg/kW
Bugatti Veyron: 2.56kg/kW
Pagani Zonda: 3.0kg/kW
Lamborghini SuperLeggera (the race version): 3.40kg/kW
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano: 3.70kg/kW
Porsche Turbo 2008: 4.40kg/kW
MB SL65 AMG: 5.00kg/kW
So even today, the car would still totally demolish every contender in the production sports category, Porsche Cup etc. as well as every 'hero' roadcar including the Veyron which costs $EU4.1 million (Bugatti sells it for EU1.1 but loses EU 3.0 mill on each car).
I recall some copy editor or other scrambled with my figures and it was supposed to be corrected in a later issue. Not sure if this happened.
There are more sub-editor errors through the text such as 'grafted-in' a close-ratio gearbox (p56) and the minor guages are 'definitely only for reading down the chute' (p56) etc. etc.