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  Hesketh 308 Cosworth
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1974 - 1975
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Harvey Postlethwaite
Successor:Hesketh 308C Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 07, 2014
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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
Fuel feed Lucas Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 485 bhp / 362 KW @ 10,600 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 twin lower links, single upper links, twin trailing arms, coil springs over shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Hewland FG 400 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 589 kilo / 1,299 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,540 mm (100 in) / 1,473 mm (58 in) / 1,549 mm (61 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.82 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1975 Dutch Grand Prix (James Hunt in 308/2)

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