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  Matra MS650
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1969 - 1970
Numbers built:3
Designed by:Bernard Boyer for Matra
Predecessor:Matra MS630
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 20, 2016
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Engine
Configuration MS12 60º V12
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,999 cc / 183 cu in
Bore / Stroke 79.7 mm (3.1 in) / 50.0 mm (2 in)
Compression 11.0:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Lucas / Matra Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 410 bhp / 306 KW @ 9,800 rpm
BHP/Liter 137 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body glass-fibre reinforced plastic panels
Chassis steel tubular spaceframe
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) Girling discs
Gearbox ZF 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 740 kilo / 1,631 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,900 mm (153.5 in) / 1,900 mm (74.8 in) / 760 mm (29.9 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,440 mm (96.1 in) / 1,440 mm (56.7 in) / 1,490 mm (58.7 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.55 bhp / kg
Top Speed 280 km/h (174 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1970 Tour de France (Jean-Pierre Beltoise / Patrick Depailler / Jean Todt in MS650/03)
1971 Tour de France (Gerard Larousse / Johnny Rives in MS650/02)

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  Article Image gallery (24) Chassis (2) Specifications