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  Lotus 80 Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1979
Numbers built:2
Designed by:Colin Chapman / Martin Ogilvie
Predecessor:Lotus 79 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 17, 2005
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Engine
Configuration Ford Cosworth DFV 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 168 kilo / 370.4 lbs
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,993 cc / 182.6 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.7 mm (3.4 in) / 64.8 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 11.5:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Gear driven
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 485 bhp / 362 KW @ 10,600 rpm
Torque 343 Nm / 253 ft lbs @ 9,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 162 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland FGA 400 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 580 kilo / 1,279 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,623 mm (182 in) / 2,134 mm (84 in) / 965 mm (38 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,789 mm (109.8 in) / 1,700 mm (66.9 in) / 1,638 mm (64.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.84 bhp / kg

Resources
Suggested reading
  • The Lotus Book S2, by William Taylor
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