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1997 Penske PC26 - Spec Sheet

The last Nigel Bennet designed Penske, the PC26 was the final development of the PC-22 platform from 1993. It was driven by Marlboro Team Penske drivers Al Unser Jr. and Paul Tracy. Tracy initially pulled out a commanding lead in the 1997 CART championship before being sidelined with vision problems. The PC-26 is powered by the Mercedes-Benz IC108D engine that won that years manufactures championship. Chassis 05 is the last Penske built chassis to win a race - St. Louis - which was win number 99 for the team. A full three years and a wholesale change to Reynard chassis, Honda engines and Goodyear tires was needed to achieve win 100 early in the 2000 season.

Chassis - Penske carbon fibre monocoque
Brakes - Alcon steel disc and 12 piston calliper
Gearbox - Penske 6 speed sequential dog box with "Shift Without Lift"
Suspension - Steel wishbone with Penske dampers
Tires - Goodyear Eagle

Engine - Mercedes-Benz IC108D V8
Capacity - 2.65L
Turbocharger - Single Garrett, gearbox mounted
Boost 40"Hg
Power output - 840BHP
Fuel - Methanol