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  Renault-Alpine A442B
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1978
Numbers built:4
Successor:Renault-Alpine A443
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 23, 2012
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Engine
Configuration Renault 90º V6
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1,997 cc / 121.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 86.0 mm (3.4 in) / 57.3 mm (2.3 in)
Compression 7.0:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Kugelfischer Fuel Injection
Aspiration Garrett T05 Turbo
Power 500 bhp / 373 KW @ 9,900 rpm
Torque 392 Nm / 289 ft lbs @ 8,100 rpm
BHP/Liter 250 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass body
Chassis aluminium semi-monocoque with front and rear subframes
Suspension (fr/r) four-link, coil springs, Koni telescopic shock absorbers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated and cross drilled discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 720 kilo / 1,587 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,800 mm (189 in) / 1,840 mm (72.4 in) / N/A
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,310 mm (90.9 in) / 1,420 mm (55.9 in) / 1,430 mm (56.3 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.69 bhp / kg
Top Speed 350 km/h (217 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1978 24 Hours of Le Mans (Didier Pironi / Jean-Pierre Jaussaud in A442/3)

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  Article Image gallery (26) 442/3 Specifications