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1967-1973 MATRA 530 specifications


By the time it came to introducing a replacement for the Djet V, Matra’s confidence had soared, and it decided it a car that was more unconventional. It was mid-engined and strangely styled, but the 530 proved to be rather good on the road, despite using the unpromising Ford V4 engine. Construction was a steel unibody clothed in a glassfibre shell, and suspension was independent all-round. Handling was more than a match for its feeble 75bhp engine, and that would be a running theme for Matra sports cars for the coming decade. Rare and collectable for Francophiles.

Production

  • Production:
    9609
  • Price at launch:
    £2,160

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    15.6secs
  • Top speed:
    95.0mph
  • Power:
    73.0bhp
  • Torque:
    98.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V4
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, MacPherson strut
  • Drivetrain:
    Mid-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and glassfibre body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4197mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2560mm
  • Width:
    1560mm
  • Height:
    1245mm
  • Weight:
    875kgs

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