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  • 1979DomeWeb.jpg
    High angle photo taken from above the Dome Zero super car booth on the lower level of McCormick Place. The Dome Zero concept was custom-built in Japan, with a body made of fiber-reinforced plastics wearing gull-wing doors and a rear cowl that opened for engine maintenance. Powering the Dome was a turbocharged version of Nissan’s L28 2.8-liter engine, which also had electronic fuel injection and a top speed of 139 miles per hour. The two-seater weighed only 2,359 pounds, and inside the two-passenger cockpit was a three-band radio featuring a computerized synthesizer tuning system, a cassette deck and a digital quartz oscillator clock. Driver faced an instrument panel display employing digital speedometer and trip odometer as well as the analogue tachometer and other gauges equipped with LED indicators. Written in Japanese characters, the word Dome means, "a child's dream."