Drivetrain

In keeping with the tradition of American V8s powering the Allards, the Allard J2X™ MkIII chassis is designed to accommodate new emission-compliant GM engines, as well as the latest MOPAR Hemi fuel-injected V8s. A number of power ranges are available to suit the owner’s preference and driving ability.

 Transferring over 400 lbs/ft of torque to the back wheels is a task that the Tremec TKO 5-speed transmission does very efficiently. This fully synchronized competition grade unit has a fifth-gear overdrive to ensure effortless cruising and fuel economy. Automatic transmissions are also available for GM and Hemi power plants.

 With some similarity to the original deDion rear suspension, the Allard J2X™ MkIII rear suspension unit includes a tough 9” centre-section housed in a cast aluminium alloy block. The half-shafts are of hardened steel with equally strengthened universal joints.

Engine choices

American V8’s all the way

The new Allard J2X™ MkIII is tailored to the owner’s preference and driving style. If cruising through the Smokey Mountains is your thing, we’ve got the right combination for you. If, on the other hand, you want to flex your muscles at the track, again, we’ll tailor your J2X™ MkIII to meet your expectations – all with emissions compliant drivetrains.

 

GM engine options

GM LC9 5.3L – emissions compliant

• 320 hp @ 5,000 rpm and 335 lb.ft. of torque

GM LS3 6.2L – emissions compliant

• 430 hp @ 5,900 rpm and 425 lb/ft of torque

GM LSA 6.2L Supercharged – emission compliant

 

MOPAR engine options

5.7L Hemi Eagle

• 372 hp and 400 lb./ft of torque

6.1L Hemi

• 425 hp and 420 lb/ft of torque

426 Hemi

• 540 hp and 530 lb/ft of torque

  • 392 Hemi
  • Cadillac LSA 2
  • GM LS3
  • 5.7 Hemi

Transmission

Exceptionally robust shifting and control

The most versatile 5-speed around

TREMEC TKO TRANSMISSION

Far and away the most versatile 5-speed on the market, the TKO offers an impressive array of flexibility features – including multiple shifter locations, mounting configurations, gearing options, and speedometer pickups (electric and mechanical).

Serving up 600 lb-ft of torque capacity, along with confidence-inspiring shifts and fuel-saving overdrive, the TKO offers an ideal blend of brute strength and street manners – which may be why it’s the manual transmission behind more boulevard-bruising street machines and sportsman race victories than all of it’s competitors combined.

  • 5-speed, top-loader
  • overdrive – for fuel economy
  • fully synchronized
  • competition grade
  • high strength aluminium housing
  • high torque capacity (500 ft/lbs)

The rear of the J2X MkIII

A most smooth and comfortable ride

REAR END

With its 12” cross-drilled disk brakes located next to the differential, the reduction of unsprung weight on the rear wheels provides a smoother ride and minimal loss of traction on uneven surfaces. The front and rear independent suspensions can be adjusted to the driving task at hand with four fully-adjustable coil-over billet aluminium gas shocks. The front suspension consists of tubular upper and lower heavy-wall seamless steel unequal A-arms with fully-adjustable caster and camber. Similar to the back, braking is handled with 12” 4-piston Wilwood disc brakes. Steering is done through a rack & pinion unit.