Shaka Nynya - an African sports car
The Shaka Nynya is an African Sports car named after the the founder of the Zulu nation, Chaka. The Shaka design drew inspiration from many sources including the Plymouth prowler and Lotus 7. It can be said that the Shaka is to a Lotus 7, as a Viper is to a AC Cobra. The ’floating fenders’ came from Bertone’s "Toy Car". There is a bit of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Viper etc. thrown in for good measure.
The performance criteria was to out-perform any production car in any performance category up to 135 mph. The Shaka was designed to beat any production car in any Autocross.
Weight and chassis rigidity was of primary importance. This determined the final dimensions of the Shaka. An all aluminum 6 Liter, 405 HP engine is used with a 6 speed transmission.
The Shaka is designed for the consummate road racing enthusiast.
Drive to the events listed below and bring home the winner’s trophy. A very stiff chassis allows for soft springs and a comfortable ride, unlike replica cars of the 60’s.
- ENGINE: 405 HP All Aluminum 6.0 Liter V8
- TRANSMISSION: 6 speed manual
- FRONT SUSPENSION:
- Oval tube A arms; Push rod operated inboard
- coil/over shocks; rack and pinion steering (2.5:1 ratio).
- REAR SUSPENSION:
- Round tube A arms
- coil/over shocks 8" 3.64:1 limited slip differential
- CHASSIS: Triangulated, round tube space frame.
- Hand Laminated glass reinforced Polyester resin (G.R.P)
- Riveted and bonded to chassis.
- Front: 12.75" rotors with two piston calipers.
- Rear:12"rotors with two piston calipers.
- WHEEL BASE: 94"
- WEIGHT: 1875 lbs.
- 0-60 MPH IN 3.7 seconds;
- 60-0 MPH in 100 feet;
- 1/4 mile in 11.2 seconds at 132mph;
- lateral cornering force, 1.1G.
- Top speed: electronically limited to 135mph.
Source: Shaka Cars