Montoya, Gordon to swap cars for a day

NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon and rising Formula One star and former CART champion Juan Pablo Montoya will swap cars for a day on June 11, for a speed demonstration around the 2.606 mile infield road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the...

NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon and rising Formula One star and former CART champion Juan Pablo Montoya will swap cars for a day on June 11, for a speed demonstration around the 2.606 mile infield road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the site of the Brickyard 400 and the US Grand Prix.

The following is a comparison of the technical specifications of Montoya's HP Williams-BMW FW24 Formula One car and Gordon's Dupont Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR Winston Cup car.

<pre> Williams-BMW FW24 Chevrolet Monte Carlo -------------------- ------------------------------- ------------------------- Horsepower 900 at 19,000 RPM 750 at 8,000 RPM

Engine Aluminum 3.0L BMW V10 Cast-iron 5.7L Chevy V8

Top speed 225 mph 200 mph

Fuel Unleaded gasoline 110-octane gasoline

Fuel feed Fuel injection Carburetor

Chassis construction Carbon-fiber monocoque Steel tube frame

Chassis weight 1,322.76 pounds with driver 3,400 pounds without driver

Wheelbase 123.6 inches 110 inches

Height Cannot exceed 37.4 inches 51 inches

Brakes Four-wheel carbon-fiber disc Four-wheel steel disc

Transmission Seven-speed semi-automatic Four-speed manual

Drive Rear-wheel drive Rear-wheel drive

Wheels 13 inches x 12 inches (F) 13 inches x 13.7 inches (R) 9.5 inches x 15 inches

Tires Michelin grooved Goodyear slicks

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Series Formula 1 , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Williams