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  Matra MS80 Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1969
Numbers built:Two plus one spare tub
Designed by:Bernard Boyer for Matra
Predecessor:Matra MS10 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 06, 2009
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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
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 430 bhp / 321 KW @ 10,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 144 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium monocoque with fully stressed engine
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension upper and lower rocker arms, twin radius arms, coil springs over dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Front Brakes Girling ventilated discs
Rear brakes Girling ventilated discs, in-board
Gearbox Hewland 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 555 kilo / 1,224 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,400 mm (94.5 in) / 1,550 mm (61 in) / 1,550 mm (61 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.77 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1969 Spanish Grand Prix (Jackie Stewart in MS80/01)
1969 Dutch Grand Prix (Jackie Stewart in MS80/02)
1969 French Grand Prix (Jackie Stewart in MS80/02)
1969 British Grand Prix (Jackie Stewart in MS80/01)
1969 Italian Grand Prix (Jackie Stewart in MS80/02)

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  Article Image gallery (27) Chassis (3) Specifications