The Original Formula Super Vee Series Specifications
o Engine: Type 3 1600cc (actually a stroke of 69mm and a bore of 85.5mm for a displacement of
1582cc). Dry sump not allowed.
o Cooling: air, with external oil coolers and oil filters.
o Carburetion: free, however most used Weber 48 IDA or Solex 40P11 dual downdraft.
Some use of Weber IDF and DCNF. (Note: two dual down draft cards allowed, any
manufacturer with dual port VW or aftermarket intake manifolds).
o Transmission: stock VW from the 1969 Square back/fastback series. However gear ratios were
open and almost immediately Webster and Hewland gear sets were adopted for the
o Ignition: coil and distributor.
o Clutch: VW stock, with Hydraulic linkage.
o Brakes: Girling hydraulic with VW discs front, VW Drums in the rear.
o Wheels: 6" X 13" front and rear. Magnesium allowed.
o Tires: 5:00/8:30 X 13 front, Treaded (no slicks) 5:50/9/20 X 13 rear, Treaded (no slicks)
o Steering: Rack and Pinion
o Suspension: free, front and rear
o Shocks: free, front and rear
o Sway bars: free, front and rear
o Rear uprights: free (and usually proprietary by car manufacturer)
o Curb Weight: Dry, without driver, 825 lbs minimum.
o Wheelbase: free (most manufacturers were between 88" and 94")
o Track, Front/Rear: Up to 92"
o Fuel Tank Capacity: Free, but most manufacturers located the tank under and behind the driver
but in front of the firewall, which pretty much limited the capacity to 6.0
o Construction: tubular space frame, flat bottom, no wings or tabs to induce downforce.
o Body: any material, but full coverage (including engine compartment) required.