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  Penske PC3 Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:1976
Numbers built:2
Designed by:Robin Herd / Geoff Ferris
Successor:Penske PC4 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 22, 2008
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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 11.0:1
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 363 Nm / 268 ft lbs @ 7,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 162 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium monocoque with fully stressed engine
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, top links, twin radius arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland FG 500 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 562 kilo / 1,239 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,540 mm (100 in) / 1,460 mm (57.5 in) / 1,610 mm (63.4 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.86 bhp / kg

Resources
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  • Penske Racing Team - 40 Years of Excellence, by Alan Hummel
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