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  March 85G Nissan
 

  Article 85G/08 Specifications  
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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1985
Numbers built:11 (all engines)
Designed by:Max Sardou, Adrian Newey and Robin Herd
Successor:Nissan R86V
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 29, 2008
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Engine
Configuration Nissan VG30T/C 60º V6
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 2,966 cc / 181 cu in
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Aspiration Twin Garrett Turbos
Power 680 bhp / 507 KW @ 8,000 rpm
Torque 686 Nm / 506 ft lbs @ 5,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 229 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body kevlar / carbon fibre body
Chassis honeycomb aluminium monocoque with semi-stressed engine
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox March 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 890 kilo / 1,962 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,794 mm (188.7 in) / 1,994 mm (78.5 in) / 1,069 mm (42.1 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,670 mm (105.1 in) / 1,575 mm (62 in) / 1,529 mm (60.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.76 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1985 Fuji 1000 km (Kazuyoshi Hoshino in 85G/08)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • March, The Rise and Fall of a Motor Racing Legend, by Mike Lawrence
  • Golden Era - The history of Group C & IMSA GTP, by Ian Briggs and John Starkey
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  Article 85G/08 Specifications