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  Cooper T51 Climax
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1959
Designed by:John Cooper / Owen Maddock
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 19, 2009
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Engine
Configuration Coventry Climax FPF Straight 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 131 kilo / 288.8 lbs
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,495 cc / 152.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 94.0 mm (3.7 in) / 89.9 mm (3.5 in)
Compression 11.9:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Weber 38 DCO Carburettors
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 240 bhp / 179 KW @ 6,750 rpm
Torque 286 Nm / 211 ft lbs @ 5,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 96 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body over steel tubular chassis
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension double wishbones, transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, telescopic shock absorbers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes Girling discs, all-round
Gearbox Knight C5S 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 472 kilo / 1,041 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,311 mm (91 in) / 1,181 mm (46.5 in) / 1,219 mm (48 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.51 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1959 Monaco Grand Prix (Jack Brabham in F2-7-59)
1959 British Grand Prix (Jack Brabham in F2-27-59)
1959 Portuguese Grand Prix (Stirling Moss in F2-19-59)
1959 Italian Grand Prix (Stirling Moss in F2-19-59)
1959 USA Grand Prix (Bruce McLaren in F2-23-58)
1960 Argentine Grand Prix (Bruce McLaren in F2-7-59)

Resources
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  • Cooper Cars, by Doug Nye
  • Classic Racing Cars, by Cyril Posthumus
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