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  Williams FW08 Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1982
Numbers built:6 (one unused)
Internal name:FW08
Designed by:Patrick Head for Williams
Predecessor:Williams FW07D Cosworth
Successor:Williams FW08C Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 17, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Ford Cosworth DFV 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Weight 147 kilo / 324.1 lbs
Construction magnesium alloy 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 490 bhp / 366 KW @ 10,750 rpm
Torque 353 Nm / 260 ft lbs @ 9,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 164 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium honeycomb monocoque with fully stressed engine
Front suspension doubles wishbones, pull-rod actuated coil springs over shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension lower wishbones, top rockers actuating in-board mounted coil springs over shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated and cross-drilled discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland FGA 400 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 580 kilo / 1,279 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,591 mm (102 in) / 1,803 mm (71 in) / 1,613 mm (63.5 in)
Wheels (fr/r) 11 x 15 / 16 x 13
Tyres (fr/r) 10.0/23.5 - 15 / 15.0/26.0 - 13

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.84 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1982 Swiss Grand Prix (Keijo Rosberg in FW08-05)

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  Article Image gallery (58) Chassis (4) Specifications